Lorna Barrie (New York)

Lorna Barrie is based at Clarence Aerodrome Airport, Buffalo, New York.

(Here’s an update from Lorna, just sent through her instructor and flying partner, Dennis Borkowski.  Lots of pictures and more…..)

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Lorna’s Champ above and Citabria below.  (Very cool, Lorna!)

Sent in by Dennis Borkowski;  Hi, Lorna asked me to reply for her because she is so busy at work [managing a kennel]. I am her instructor and flying partner. Lorna flew with me [she did most of the flying!] on a ferry flight from DKK near Buffalo to Creve Coeur in Waco QCF-2 NC11247 and back in Waco UPF-7  N173E. Planes belong to Lou and John Nalbone of DKK.  The Nalbone’s UPF-7 was sent to Rare Aircraft for total rebuild and many mods.  Lou told me they will do a photo shot for AOPA then send plane here.  John Cournoyer redid paint on QCF and sold UPF to them. Check out Waco N173E photos at primeoresto.blogspot.com .

We also did some fun flights in both. Since, I checked Lorna out in Fleet N8600 and started on Stearman N65688 that belongs to my student, Scot Shefler.

Lorna also flew me to Vermont in her 7ECA, N7502F to pick up RNF  NC144Y for Cournoyer. We flew formation back to Buffalo. She also was my safety pilot when I was out of a medical for a while. Have 2nd class med back now.

We have been aware of you, Susan. I met your husband at Waco Field fly-in in 2008. I was flying a Champ to NY for Dick Ash [Waco N29303] from Creve Coeur. Dick gave Lorna and I the honor of flying his Waco! Lorna and I have been working on her aerobatics in her Citabria lately.

Clarence Aerodrome Airport

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Earlier from Lorna,  “I earned my ticket in March 2001. Coming up on 900 hours tt, 825 of which is tailwheel.  Solo’d in BC12D.   Currently flying an Aeronca Champ (7DC 85hp) N3415E that I own half interest in, and my little jewel of a Citabria (7ECA 115hp) 7502F.”

“I have had the absolutely incredible good fortune to fly a wide variety of taildraggers; from a 1929 Fleet Model 1 to Stearmans, Wacos, Fairchild trainers, up thru to C180.   Am working on my  Commercial and Multi Engine Inst. ratings — Without a doubt, I am one of the luckiest gals around; flying off of a grass strip in about 29 different models of aircraft.  It’s what I love to do best!”

3 Comments
  • Amy
    Posted at 06:58h, 04 June Reply

    Dennis/Lorna – Thanks for posting the update! Very familiar with both Wacos you flew! I hate to hear the Nalbones are selling the F-2 🙁 I hope you get the chance to stop through the fly-in again!! 24-27 June this year! Hope to have lots of Wacos again this year!

    Lorna – managing a kennel? Dogs! My other favorite! That will REALLY keep you busy!!

    Cheers!
    Susan

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  • Susan
    Posted at 12:53h, 03 June Reply

    Dennis/Lorna – Thanks for posting the update! Very familiar with both Wacos you flew! I hate to hear the Nalbones are selling the F-2 🙁 I hope you get the chance to stop through the fly-in again!! 24-27 June this year! Hope to have lots of Wacos again this year!

    Lorna – managing a kennel? Dogs! My other favorite! That will REALLY keep you busy!!

    Cheers!
    Susan

  • Susan
    Posted at 10:00h, 31 May Reply

    Hey Lorna!!!

    Welcome to LLT!! So glad you joined us! What a beautiful airport! The Champ is gorgeous! Sounds like you’re having a blast! And welcome to the VERY small world or women Waco Pilots! You can count on one hand the number of us out there! What models of Waco are you flying?? Hope you can make it to the fly-in!!

    Cheers!
    Susan

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