‘Pacific’ Gals

Andrea Parker is based at 1W1 Grove Field Airport, Camas, Washington and flies for Alaska Airlines. I started flying on my fifteenth birthday after my parents gave me a gift certificate for a few lessons to see if my constant talk of airplanes was “just a phase.”...

Nicole Bringolf is based at KRTS, Reno/Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada. I used to own the Aerobatic Company and Flight School, Inc. until divorced but I continue to fly the school's Decathlon and other aircraft so I can work on my instrument. After my instrument, my main goal is to...

Lucia Galgano is based at KCMA, Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California. Even though I own a Bonanza, my favorite airplane is a Citabria. Nothing like the visibility of the high wing tandem Citabria. Currently, I am a new CFI who is transitioning to the back seat -- what a...

Thank you to Barbe Park for sending in this pilot update. Barbe is based at KMMV, McMinnville Municipal Airport, McMinnville, Oregon. Wow, where do I start? I've been flying about 4 years now and after getting my TW endorsement in the Citabria, have flown a whole bunch of other taildraggers -...

Vanessa Edwards is based at 7S3, Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark, Hillsboro, Oregon. Above: Ferrying the Ag Wagon to 7S3 for its annual. My son thinks I fly Dusty Crophopper! [caption id="attachment_28768" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Completion of my CFI-G[/caption] I'm an aviation fanatic! I work as an air traffic controller as...

Thank you to Mary Macdonald for sending in this pilot update! Mary is based at  KWVI, Watsonville, CA. I spent the last few years building hours flying aerobatic rides in a Super Decathlon over the Santa Cruz coastline and dropping thousands of loads of skydivers. I'm now saving...

Christine Kerner is based at 06WN, Western Airpark, Yelm, Washington. [caption id="attachment_28873" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Hawaiian Air's Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker[/caption] I love flying taildraggers: They keep your skills sharp and are at times challenging. I own a Maule MX-7-180 and my special treat is to fly the supposedly only...

Holy begebees, I LOVE getting news like this! Lady taildragger pilot Ping Zhao and husband Steve Cooper are the proud owners of this recently restored 1930 2T-1E Great Lakes. Ping is based at KSQL, San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, California. Check out this beautiful bird and the history that...