May 2016 Julie Thomas (Mississippi)
Julie Thomas is based atÂ H75,Â Hernando Village Airpark,Â Hernando, Mississippi.
Don’t believe that Julie is new to LadiesLoveTaildraggers though! Julie has unofficially been a member of our group since attending her first LLT fly-in at Savannah, Tennessee way back in 2014. She and her husband flew TWO taildraggers to Tennessee that year, their two young sons accompanying them in their Maule M5 and awesome Stearman. BTW, I LOVE their choice of aircraft, especially since hubby let me take the Stearman around the lake and a few landings at Savannah! It’s been a while but I remember Julie telling me the LLT fly-in was on their agenda for that weekend. It was a cold morning in Mississippi and she woke up first, got one of the boys upÂ and moving and loaded in the one taildraggers that had heat and wasn’t open cockpit – their Â Maule. I’m guessing they were well on their way to Savannah before the Stearman, hubby and son, found their way to their cold open cockpit and headed for Savannah that cold morning.Â
I enjoy flying taildraggers for the amazing people I’ve met at every stop along the way! I learned to fly in college, but never had too much extra time (or money) to do a lot of flying back then… I flew C-141s in the Air Force for 10 years and now fly for an overnight cargo operation.
On my days off, I enjoy doing taildragger flying with my husband and sons. We live just south of Memphis, TN and use our plane to travel to/from our family farm in Missouri, so flying is a part of our life!
Julie, if that Stearman shows up as promised at Sulphur Springs, I’m on the dance card!!