January 2013

Bonnie Johnson is based at 3KS5, High Point Airport, Valley Center, Kansas. [caption id="attachment_23396" align="aligncenter" width="171"] With my 1946 Luscombe 8A named "Fairlady"[/caption] My engagement ring was a 1946 Luscombe 8A (N71718). After marrying my husband I learned to fly "Fairlady". I soloed her just before my 30th...

767 AND lady taildragger pilot Freya Shiller should win the "Mom of the Month" contest. This one's just plain funny! "Judy, I took my son along with several other young boys to 81D (Flyin' Tiger Field) recently.  The boys had all received air soft guns for...

Christy Lichtenstein is based at KCMA, Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California. [caption id="attachment_23376" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Christy Lichtenstein & her Pitts S1-S[/caption] I am a pilot, bass guitarist (aka Xty), and a "chef".  When I'm not playing bass or cooking, I'm usually flying or detailing my airplanes.  I have a...

Arty Trost is based at O3S, Sandy River Airport, Sandy, Oregon. [caption id="attachment_23328" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Arty Trost with Maxair Drifter[/caption] I've been flying a taildragger for 22 years - first a Maxair Drifter and now a Sportflight Talon. Both are open cockpit, registered Light Sport Aircraft. I do...

From Austria, here's a picture update of some of Conny Paulusberger's 2012 flying. This girl adores flying gliders! [caption id="attachment_23299" align="aligncenter" width="425"] 1 G Conny[/caption] Watch the pigtails! [caption id="attachment_23300" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Minus 1 G Conny[/caption] * [caption id="attachment_23301" align="aligncenter" width="425"] "Me in a cute old Motorglider (SF25C)"[/caption] "Flying over the beautiful countryside and the...

After struggling financially for years, I'm sorry to report the "Pilot Shop" division of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Girls With Wings is closing. Founder and Executive Director Lynda Meeks reluctantly reported the news on her  website Friday, January 18, 2003; http://thegirlswithwingsblog.blogspot.com/. I hope you read Lynda's blog post so you can truly appreciate...

Julie Vessigault considers KAUN, Auburn Municipal Airport, Auburn, California her home airport. [caption id="attachment_23290" align="aligncenter" width="425"] My first Piper Cub flight with Lonnie![/caption] I'm not a pilot yet. I chase planes. I clean planes. Sometimes I get to tinker on planes. Sometimes I get to ride in planes. So...

Lady Taildragger pilots, here's your chance to fly for a cause!  There's a new, non-profit organization based in the Midwest that has a very big mission. Flight 1 is an Indianapolis based organization that, through aviation, brings joy and confidence to children affected by serious illnesses. It's a...

Joy Terral is based at KAWM, West Memphis Municipal Airport, West Memphis, Arkansas. After years of being a certified airport bum, the cookouts, cards and lunch just were not enough - the urge could no longer be denied: I had to fly. After traveling around the...