Fundraiser for Theresa Berthelsdorf ‘s Leather Flight Jacket!

Many thanks to Theresa Berthelsdorf for donating her leather flight jacket to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship Fund. Theresa wants her “pleasantly worn” jacket to go to a good cause and messaged me asking if I was interested. You bet I’m interested! With our Scholarship Fund chipping away at our goal of raising $5000 to train women pilots in the art of tailwheel flying, all opportunities are welcome. Theresa and I agreed her lovely jacket would be a wonderful fundraiser for our scholarship fund. Jacket size, Medium.

Theresa Berthelsdorf : “For a while I flew a 1942 Interstate Cadet and the big pockets on this jacket were so handy because there was absolutely nowhere to put a purse in that airplane!”

Theresa Berthelsdorf  says “Back in 1989, when I got my pilot license, a very nice leather flight jacket was given to me as a gift. The gift giver is long dead and gone, I haven’t flown in several years and I hardly ever wear the jacket anymore. I thought about selling it, but I would really like it to go to a gal who has just earned her ticket, or a tailwheel endorsement, or whatever accomplishment has been achieved. If I sent this to you, could you facilitate it making its way to a worthy new owner?”

“It is “pleasantly worn”, in other words, enough to have character but still in very nice shape, and good for many more years of wear. It has a zip-out fur liner- that zipper and the front zipper both work smoothly.”

“For a while I flew a 1942 Interstate Cadet and the big pockets on this jacket were so handy because there was absolutely nowhere to put a purse in that airplane!”

“I am a size medium, maybe a 12, but there is no size listed on the tag.”

“I would be happy to pay shipping.”

Here’s an older photo of me with my Cessna 120

“Judy, thanks for all you do to promote lady pilots and taildraggers!”


Ok, that’s it. Looks like we have an official on-line auction for one medium size, ladies leather jacket! This is posted on the LadiesLoveTaildraggers blog, Tweeted and posted in the Ladies Love Taildraggers Facebook group. All bids must be submitted as a comment on the LadiesLoveTaildraggers blog. Post your name and amount of your bid. Today is Tuesday, October 23 and bids will be accepted until 10:00 pm PST Sunday, October 28. Highest bid submitted will win Theresa’s lovely leather jacket!

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