May 2010 Linda Schumm (Illinois)
Linda Schumm is based at 3MY,Â Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport, Peoria, Illinois and flies a 1947 Luscombe 8A and a 1945 Grumman TBM Avenger.
My first tailwheel was a 1947 Luscombe 8A – I still own it. Then I learned to fly the T-6 (perhaps the biggest flying challenge of my life!). Â I co-own a 1945 Grumman TBM Avenger. Now that’s a fun airplane, and it’s easy to fly.
I’ve been flying for 24 years but just got hooked on tailwheels about 8 years ago. I have flown my Luscombe as far as Mt. Rushmore and have flown the Avenger throughout the Midwest.
When I’m not playing with those, I own and operate a flight school in Peoria where we teach in glass cockpit aircraft. Â I’m a CFI, CFII and MEI. Talk about both ends of the spectrum! Â I hope to bring the Luscombe to the fly-in.