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If you have a "thing" about Lockheed Electra's, Hudson automobiles (that have a surprising history) or the mystery of Amelia Earhart, you just might love this post. [caption id="attachment_48544" align="aligncenter" width="570"] In the background sits Muriel, the last remaining airplane that's exactly like the one Amelia...

Hard to believe but true, I am at the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kansas. Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum The Amelia Earhart Festival is an annual event that celebrates not only Earhart's flying career, but also the spirit of adventure she possessed and the determination that took...

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"...