‘Pacific’ Gals

Louise Patterson is based at KVNY, Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California, [caption id="attachment_33718" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Louise Patterson[/caption] Louise is an instrument rated private pilot and hopes to get her tailwheel endorsement. Teacher, pilot, mom! I didn't start out liking airplanes very much. At the age of 4, we lived under...

Lisa Kienholz is based at KSZP, Santa Paula Airport, Santa Paula, California.  I fell for Taildraggers over 35 years ago during my first general aviation flight, in my friend Al Fisher’s Aeronca Chief. We even did some dog fighting with a friend of Al’s – I couldn’t wipe...

Willow Hetrick is based at PALH, Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, Alaska. [caption id="attachment_33379" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Piper 2328M on the Susitna River in Alaska[/caption] My name is Willow and I've lived in Alaska my entire life. I am an avid outdoorswoman and flying was a natural choice to...

Julie Benson is based at 6K5, Sisters Eagle Air Airport, Sisters, Oregon. I am currently a student pilot learning to fly a 1948 Cessna 140. I live in Sisters, Oregon. Every day I fly, I say to myself, "And I get to live here!" My husband and I own...

Rachel Kopman is based at Green Mountain Airport, a private strip in Washington state. I started flying in a tricycle gear plane and always envied the pilots flying tailwheels. I loved hearing the stories and the pride in their voices when the tailwheel pilots shared their...

Tara Hackler is based at 6K5, Sisters Airport, Sisters, Oregon and currently flies a C172. If that's not enough good news, she also has applied for our "Ladies Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship" and is hoping to add "taildraggin" to her list of accomplishments very soon! It just...

Mary Porter is based at KLGD, La Grande/Union County Airport, La Grande, Oregon. I am a veteran, served in the Army active duty with two tours to Iraq as a Brigade Surgeon. I still serve in the National Guard and am a family medicine physician. I just married...