Feb 2011 Allison Wheaton (Indiana)
Allison Wheaton is based in Angola, Indiana.
Hi there, I grew up flying taildraggers & love love love that you’ve got a group together to share stories. 🙂 Â Those crusty boys get to have groups, nice that there’s one for us too. 🙂
My first solo was in a Super Cub, then my dad got a Cessna 170, which I loved dearly. Â IÂ receivedÂ a grant from college which I used to buy fuel & my dog & I flew it across the country & back camping along the way.
After college I went down to FL for flight school in nosedraggers for a couple months then taught @ Brown’s Seaplane Base in Cubs on floats for a year & a half.
Then I went to Seattle & flew floats for Kenmore, taught in the Super Cub then flew the Beaver on the line, way fun. Â Each spring I would return to help Brown’s during Sun n Fun, where I met my boyfriend & then moved to Fort Wayne.
Now I get to flyÂ recreationally, which I really enjoy & do friends’ flight reviews, which usually provides some tasty payoffs. 🙂 Â We have a Maule which is on floats in the summer, wheels in the fall/early spring & skis in the winter (which is lasting longer than I’d like right about now…). Â We also have a Cub that is on tundras in the summer & skis in the snow.
I’ve been very blessed to have aviation in my life & enjoying sharing it with others. Â We do a lot of rides for Young Eagles & people in our community. Â Good will goes a long way in combating airplane noise…
Aviation provides a wonderful perspective on the world that I think more people should see. Â Especially when experienced from a classic (classy) taildragger. 🙂