Aug 2016 An Adventure In Flying
Man-oh-man, I always hear how hardÂ LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarship winners work while they’re at Tailwheel Town, Sisters Airport, Oregon. They leave home a little nervous about getting their tailwheel endorsement or improving their skills in a stick & rudder master class, and they come home confident, polished pilots.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but they always look like they’re having a blast! Take Kayleigh Bordner for instance. She’s from Bringhurst, Indiana and recently wonÂ the Sarah Wilson LadiesLoveTaildraggers Stick & Rudder Master Class Scholarship. All those smiles don’t fool me though. She just climbed out of this C140 and something was making her sweat. 🙂 Â Here’s the inside scoop from Brian Lansburgh at Tailwheel Town.
I donâ€™t know how you keep coming up with such winners! Kayleigh is great! We did her first flight today and really upped the ante, putting her into multiple landings and off to the dreaded irrigation pivot. Thursday sheâ€™ll make a Skydive with â€œSkydive Awesomeâ€. Benny Benson, the owner of the airport, gave her his Jeep for a few days so she can do some exploring. We all had lunch today and had a great time at the Sisters Saloon!!!
Another great day today. Kayleigh did slaloms, alternating sideslips at NOE, lots of spins and the Landing in a Turn. She also got to fly tight formation with a Turbine Thrush. I think tomorrow weâ€™ll do the intro to Mountain Flying up in the Three Sisters. The day after that weâ€™ll do The Dead Stick and formation flying with Jim Mateskiâ€™s PA12.