Jul 2013 Linda Melhoff’s J-3 is Flying!
Congratulations to Linda Melhoff and hubby Rich for completing the restoration of their J-3 Cub. A lot of hard work and love went into this project!
Our precious Piper J-3 Cub is flying! Â Her test flight wasÂ June 6thÂ and she flew “hands off” with everything working great.
The 90 HP engine starts easily (yes, we have a starter which we love) and it purrs like a kitten. The Cub and I are getting to know each other and bond. Â We hope to soon be ready to venture further from the airport.
We named the Cub “Gladys” in honor of my mother who was my flight instructor in a J-3 Cub and a pioneer aviatrix.
Some of my women pilot friends who have inspired and supported me and who were helping us celebrate. Â We call our informalÂ group the “Willamette Valley Fly Girls”. Cub pilot, Vanessa Jump Nelson came later but missed getting in the photo.
7S9, Lenhardtâ€™s Air Haven, Hubbard, Oregon