‘Central’ Gals

Marykate Bayer is based at (LL10) Naper Aero Club Airport, Naperville, Illinois. [caption id="attachment_8527" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Marykate's 1947 Cessna 140[/caption] My husband and I own 4 taildraggers between us. I married my husband for his 1955 Cessna 180, but pretended I didn't as I negotiated the purchase of...

Jan Oreck is based at (MS88) Oreck Airport, Poplarville, Mississippi and (KNEW) Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, Louisiana. [caption id="attachment_8214" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Jan Oreck[/caption] So happy to see other lady taildraggers!! My husband wanted me to learn how to fly in a "real airplane" so he bought me a Super Decathlon. Am...

Elaine Kauh is based at (KRYV) Watertown Municipal Airport, Watertown, Wisconsin. Taildraggers inspired me to start flying! My first airplane ride was in a beautiful Stinson. I was hooked before the engine even started. Before I began my flying lessons, I got many rides in taildraggers...

Marie Spear is based at (KENW) Kenosha Regional Airport, Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo update) I fell in love with flying while flying passenger with my husband in his Stearman. I got my ticket in 13 weeks flying a Cessna 172, because that's all the instructor had. I...

Becky Way is based at Sundance Airpark (KHSD), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. [caption id="attachment_7865" align="aligncenter" width="318"] Becky & her beautiful Decathalon[/caption] Hi everyone, I fly a 1977 Decathlon that I have had for the last 13 yrs and love it. I fly it mostly to breakfast every Saturday I can,...

Dianna Stanger is based at (KPKV) Calhoun County Airport, Port Lavaca, Texas. [caption id="attachment_7908" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Dianna Stanger Waco flying[/caption] I started flying taildraggers a mere three years ago after locating my grandfather's 1942 Waco UPF-7. After restoring it I learned the wonderful world of tail wheels!  I...

Julie Hartlaub is based at (KMTW) Manitowoc County Airport, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I got my tail wheel endorsement in a 1939 Piper J3 Cub.  I was looking for a "modern" cub and purchased a Zlin Aviation 'Savage'.  Long story short, it flew great, it's lots of fun, and...

Dee Ann Ediger is based at (OK16) Fairmont Field Airport, Fairmont, Oklahoma. I fly a Kitfox IV that my husband built, with a little of my help, in 1994.  At time, I didn't have a pilot certificate, but enjoyed the building process.  I also always knew where to...

Laura N is based at Del Rio International Airport (KDRT) Del Rio, Texas. [caption id="attachment_7777" align="aligncenter" width="318"] Laura & her 1954 Piper Pacer (Purchased October 2010)[/caption] Ladies, awesome website! It's great to see such a fun, spirited and talented community of women. I'm happy to finally be a part...

Lynn OJala is based at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) Minneapolis, MN. [caption id="attachment_7758" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Lynn & her Christen Eagle[/caption] My  husband and I built 2 Christen Eagle homebuilt biplanes together. He passed away in 1998 from cancer 10 days after we finished my airplane. [caption id="attachment_7759"...