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Summer Papple was the winner of our LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2018 Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship with Debby Rihn-Harvey. Based on the great pictures and enthusiastic comments from Summer, Harvey-Rihn Aviation in Texas is an excellent choice for our future lady taildragger pilots. Congratulations to new taildragger pilot, Summer...

Once again, at my home base, MQJ, an electric bi-fold hangar door came crashing down. For the 3 individuals standing close by, both inside and outside the hangar, it was their lucky day. Had they been walking under the door or pushing their aircraft in...

We have a new private pilot! [caption id="attachment_48405" align="aligncenter" width="570"] A very excited Jodie Gawthrop![/caption] It turns out that Jodie Gawthrop is FAR more than an average 18 year old with dreams of flying. Today she got the job done, earned her ticket, and I'm very proud of...

Observations from our +10,000 mile flight around the rim - not to be confused with trip highlights. ;) [caption id="attachment_47961" align="aligncenter" width="280"] A ladies room in California. Wow, that could of been a close call![/caption] [caption id="attachment_48319" align="aligncenter" width="570"] No matter what this picture indicates, the United...

[caption id="attachment_48269" align="alignleft" width="225"] Judy & Boyd Birchler, RV7[/caption] It's official. This afternoon, the flight around the rim crew successfully completed their mission. Woohoo!! The crew of two, me and hubby Boyd Birchler, traded off stick/nav/radio time flying Boyd's home-built RV-7 around the perimeter of the...

Hello, Hello, from Minot, North Dakota. Boyd and I are on the move with moments to post an update,  but for what it's worth --- this is it! [caption id="attachment_48220" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Set to depart Kalispell, Montana, the final mountain flight of the trip.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_48221" align="aligncenter"...

Cascade, Idaho. Tiny town. Big mountains. And for 5 heavenly days, lady pilots are everywhere.  We are all here to participate in Christina Tindle's 'Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures', a gathering for women pilots where a multitude of advanced flight training options are available. Add to...