Oct 2011 Linda Buroker-Melhoff (Oregon)
Linda Buroker-Melhoff is based at 7S9, Lenhardt’s Air Haven, Hubbard, Oregon.
I was taught to fly in 1975 in a J-3 Cub with my mother as CFI. I was a young mother and there were many spaces between flights. I’m still a low-time pilot and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to fly again and re-bond with a Cub, thanks to the generosity of my husband’s employer and friend who has made his Cub available to us.
My parents were both early day aviators and were involved with barnstorming in the 30’s and the CPT and War Training service for WWII.
I helped my husband restore a 1929 WACO Taperwing but it has been over 10 years since I’ve flown as PIC. It feels like a wonderful new chapter has begun in my life. Now its not all about family and material responsibilities but a time to do something I love.
Here are a few more pics from our 1929 WACO ATO Taperwing I helped restore with my husband, Rich.
There are about a dozen awesome women pilots nearby who are an inspiration and their friendship has made this all the more fun. I have been glued to this amazing website, love it so much and am honored to be a part of it.