Linda Schumm (Illinois)

Linda Schumm is based at 3MY, 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!).  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.  I’m a CFI, CFII and MEI. Talk about both ends of the spectrum!  I hope to bring the Luscombe to the fly-in.

  • Linda
    Posted at 08:34h, 16 July Reply

    I won’t make it to OSH this year – first time in over 15 years. I have to work that week.

  • Susan
    Posted at 23:55h, 04 July Reply

    Yes! We’ll be there! We always camp in the antiques! See you there?? We need to pick a time and place at OSH to get all the LLT members together!!

  • Lynn Gardner
    Posted at 18:38h, 04 July Reply

    Are you going to Airventure?

  • Susan
    Posted at 16:03h, 29 May Reply


    YOU ROCK!!! Wow…an Avenger — as a former Navy Officer and daughter of a pilot who used to fly one years and years ago… you have my utmost respect!

    I’m so thrilled to hear you’ll bring the Luscombe to the fly-in!!


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