Nov 2010 Connie McConnell (Florida)
Connie McConnell is based at Leeward Air Ranch (FD04), Ocala, Florida and flies a Cessna 140.
I have been flying taildraggers for 34 years. My dad got his license the year I was born and instilled a love of flying in me, taking me with him whenever he flew. He soloed in a Cessna 140. My husband and I both started taking lessons and received our licenses in 1976. After we sold our Cessna 170, my husband, Jim, asked me what kind of plane I would like, and I knew it would have to be a polished Cessna 140.
In 1989 we found a 1946 C140 with 900 hours on it. Â I have had “Silver Bird” since. Â In the mean time we owned a 1956 Cessna 180. Â 3 airplanes just didn’t fit in our hangar so the 180 was sold. We also have a 1946 Piper Cub. Â We live at Leeward Air Ranch, an airport community, so I can push a button, the hangar opens and push my plane out and take off! Â What could be better ?