Deni Whitsitt (Montana)

Deni Whitsitt is based at 6S5 Ravalli County Airport, Hamilton, Montana.

Deni Whitsitt

I have wanted to fly ever since I could remember. Mighty Mouse inspiration!!!

When I started to fly in 1992, one thing or another got in the way. Just after I started the PA 12 I was learning and  it groundlooped…nope..not me!!!(: Anyway, I finally got my license in 94. What an amazing experience!!! To me, flying a taildragger is the way to go. I love how it handles, I love stick & rudder. There is such a romance to getting in, putting your feet on those rudders, yank back on the stick….it give me shivers thinking about it.

I absolutly loved this plane!!! Wish I could still fly it. The man was my instructor and dearest friend. He was an amazing pilot.  Ravalli County Airport has not been the same since his passing.

I worked for my instructor for a number of years afterwards in hopes of gettimg my commercial. He unfortunatly passed away and my flying days were down to the bare minimum. I look forward to the day I can fly again. It was so inspiring to me to see Ladies Love Taildraggers. Wahoo!!! A group of women after my own heart!!!! Love it.

Thanks And happy landings!
Deni Whitsitt
Hamilton, Montana
  • Jeanne
    Posted at 00:04h, 29 January Reply

    Hi Deni~
    I miss Stan Read also! We all called him the rudder man!

    Good to see you in Ladies Love Taildraggers~

    • Deni Whitsitt
      Posted at 14:10h, 20 January Reply

      Hi Jeanne! I just saw your post from last year! Anyway, I went to a MT Flying clinic one year with Stan and flew with Sparky. When we got back Stan asked him how I did and Sparky yold him” Well, she is good on her rudders!” Yea for me!! He even printed a picture of final at Spotted Bear I was landing! Double yea for me!! I enjoy your posts!

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 09:25h, 19 January Reply

    Glad we could connect on facebook. We can keep in touch if you end up down here in WY or I up around Hamilton. I was there in October. It’s beautiful anytime of year…fall was spectacular.

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 09:59h, 16 January Reply

    OMGosh! You are very close to me (considering how far away most others are)…we have to fly 🙂

    • Deni Whitsitti
      Posted at 11:39h, 18 January Reply

      YES!!!!!!! Email me!!!! Where are you?

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