Ladies In The News!

There’s all kind of news from our lady taildraggers!  

Gail Schipper just received her IAC Sportsman patch. Keep in mind,  she’s doing it flying her Bücker Jungmann! Gail sent this note and pictures.

“I’m really excited that I got my Sportsman patch.”  Sportsman Smooth requires the following maneuvers: Spin, Loop, Slow Roll, half Cuban, Reverse Half Cuban, Humpty Bump, Immelman and Hammerhead. Whohooo!”



Congratulations to Nancy Ginesi-Hill who was awarded the Southwest Section Ninety-Nines “Woman Pilot of the Year Award” October 22 in Durago, Colorado.

“I am honored and humbled to be awarded Ninety-Nines Woman Pilot of the Year tonight!!! Thank you Pat Prentiss and the 99s International Women Pilots. Somebody pinch me!!!!

Woman Pilot of the Year Award!

Nancy Ginesi-Hill flies out of KLHM, Lincoln Regional Airport/Karl Harder Field, Lincoln, California.

Nancy with her PT-17 Stearman


Sport Aviation Magazine did a wonderful article about our August Lady Taildraggers Fly-in in the November issue of their printed magazine. Thank you to Steve Schapiro for not only spending 3 days with us at the fly-in but for writing about our group both on-line and in Sport Aviation!!

Click on the picture to read the entire article, twice for a close up.

Check us out in the new Issue Of Sport Aviation!
Members/Chapters in Action
  • christina chapman
    Posted at 18:09h, 30 October Reply

    Congratulations Ladies! Excellent performance Gail. Great achievement Nancy. You both inspired women aviators everywhere. When we push our edges, we boost confidence which flows to all parts of our life. Gail, come show us your stuff this summer at the Woman Wise Airmanship July 2012 at Smiley Creek, Idaho. You never know how that will move another woman flyer. And, Nancy, bring your pretty Stearman out, for that matter. WHY NOT? Share the enthusiasm. Love to see you both and your vintage planes on that pretty green jewel of an airstrip. Thanks for your accomplishments.

  • Jeanne MacPherson
    Posted at 21:39h, 29 October Reply

    Congratulations! ladies~Nancy and Gail!

  • Anne Wright
    Posted at 18:36h, 28 October Reply

    And Sarah Kelly Arnold was featured in “Soaring” magazine (from the Soaring Society of America), in an article by Dianna Fleming. Dianna wrote about their 2-33 Tennessee Record Flight – 14 new feminine records, plus 3 National records in General Open Class Multiplace.

    Congratulations to both Sarah (who holds many records) and Dianna!

    • Lisa Martin
      Posted at 08:54h, 31 October Reply

      I read that one too, Anne. Great accomplishments! If this continues, we’ll no longer be novelty women pilots…we’ll just be capable pilots.

  • Jerry Griggs
    Posted at 17:39h, 28 October Reply

    I can’t believe how much this organization’s grown. When I signed my daughter on about two years ago, this organization had only a handful of members. Congratulations Judy!

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