Congrats to two very cool lady taildraggers!

Sharon Tinkler


Susan Theodorelos

Big news! The Centennial of Licensed Women Pilots event ended December 31 and they have now selected the top six “Most Unusual Introductory Flights”. The short list is set and now its up to everyone else to vote and select one final winner.

Criteria include type of aircraft, location or destination, and pilot or passenger uniqueness. Remember, this was a world-wide event so the short list includes 1 woman pilot from Canada, 2 from England, 1 from Ireland and 2 from the U.S.

OK, did you get that, just two women from America – and THEY ARE BOTH LADY TAILDRAGGERS!! Congratulations to both Susan Theodorelos and Sharon Tinkler for making it to the finals! Susan was flying her 1930 Waco RNF and Sharon her Luscombe Sedan.

Please click here to view the short list and vote. Anyone can vote! Pass along to your friends. The pole will close on January 13, 2011 at 6 PM Pacific Time.

  • Susan Theodorelos
    Posted at 19:25h, 18 January Reply

    Hi Sharon!

    We keep trying to get to Blakesburg…maybe this will be the year … I want to take a week…go to Blakesburg and then meander on up to Brodhead!

    I would LOVE to give you a ride in the Waco … any time!!! Hopefully you can make the LLT fly-in if I don’t catch up with you before then!

    Martha is a hoot — as much fun as her articles imply! She LOVES to give check rides in tailwheel aircraft… scheduling with her is the tough part! Plan ahead and you’ll have a great time!

  • Sharon Tinkler
    Posted at 17:46h, 13 January Reply

    Susan, I would LOVE to get a ride in your WACO – what a gorgeous airplane. And you trained with Martha Lunken? I really want to hear your stories. I wonder if she would do instrument currency in a luscombe??
    Do you ever go to Blakesburg? That WACO would get the royal treatment up there, and they’d be nice to you for bringing it, too 🙂

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