Linda Betzoldt (Michigan)

Linda Betzoldt is based at 34G, Tecumseh, Michigan.

October Update: I had the good fortune to meet lady taildragger Linda Betzoldt and her husband Dan at Anne Wright’s hangar party on Sunday. They are a neat couple who love their Pacer, their Meyer’s 145, their Cessna 150 and….well…I guess just about anything that flies.

Linda and Dan showed us around the Pacer and it really is one beautifully restored airplane. Powered by an 0-290 Lycoming 125 hp engine it took them several years to meticulously restore in the early ’90s. Take a look at the beautiful fabric job and color scheme; cream base with a red & crimson striping and a tiny gold trim detail. The inside’s just a nice. The pictures really don’t do it justice.

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“I learned to fly in a Champ…..  Am a 30 year Antique/Classic volunteer at Oshkosh. (This  will be my 30th OSH… this year at  Antique Point).”

“I have a Cessna 150 but learned to fly in a Champ.. that is my true love…. Also have a Meyers 145.”

“The Meyers factory is based at Tecumseh, Michigan.  Al Meyers drove my mother to the hospital when she gave birth to me as my dad was out of town on a trip.   My father-in-law was test pilot for Meyers.   My brother has a Meyers OTW.   My husband’s brothers are all pilots; one has a Meyers 200 (not a tail dragger).”

“Anne Wright is one of my pals!”

4 Comments
  • Susan
    Posted at 23:24h, 10 August Reply

    We didn’t get to see the Meyers — we were coming back on Sunday from the National Waco Club Fly-in and by the time we got back everyone had departed except for Doug Eschelman! We got to visit with him and his wife for a little bit and then they took off as well.

    Glad you enjoyed everything down here in our neck of the woods!!

    Cheers!
    Susan

  • Linda Betzoldt
    Posted at 21:04h, 10 August Reply

    Dan flew the Meyers down.. I drove down on Friday. Did you see the Meyers planes that were there?
    The Meyers group enjoyed the Golden Lamb and the W/P museum very much. All local airport folks are very cool!

  • Anne Wright
    Posted at 21:55h, 01 August Reply

    Hi Linda! Welcome to LLT – now you have to come to the fly-in!

  • Susan
    Posted at 18:18h, 31 July Reply

    Linda!

    Wow — what a story — and heck — you need to have the Meyers by default!!! Were you at the Meyers fly-in here in June? If so you know the way to Moraine for the LLT fly-in here in a couple weeks! Hope you can make it down!!!

    Cheers!
    Susan

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