Jan 2012 Marijke Unger (Colorado)
Marijke Unger flies her 1976 Citabria, 7KCAB out of (KLMO), Longmont, Colorado.
Here’s a picture update from Marijke Unger including some photos taken by her friend and fabulous photographer Ryan Lunde. Slow click twice to see beautiful, full size images!!
Thanks for the pictures Ryan! I got a kick out of the note he sent when he emailed me Marijke’s pictures…..
“Girls who fly taildraggers are the coolest.Â I have a soft spot for them ever since I got my license in a Citabria from an instructor of the female persuasion. “
Posted March 30, 2010
I started my flight training in taildraggers, and acquired my own Citabria as a student pilot. It’s a 1976 7KCAB I’ve named “Loki”. Â I fly aerobatics and enjoy trips into backcountry strips. Last year, I flew Loki in the Air Race Classic, an all-women’s cross country race, and it was the only taildragger in the lineup!Â Â I also have time in Scouts, Extras, and Giles aircraft, and hold instrument and commercial ratings. Â 540 of my 650 hours are tailwheel.
I got my private pilot’s license in July of 2005, and the very next weekend, flew to Oshkosh. The weekend after that, to Glacier National Park. With friends and mentors showing me the ropes, I landed the backcountry strips of Idaho, on a dry lake bed in Utah, and at the highest elevation civil use airport in America.
I’m hoping to work on instructor and multiengine ratings in the near future. My ultimate goal is to fly Twin Otters on skis in Antarctica, supporting science field missions.
You can find info and photos of the Air Race atÂ MyFirstAirRace.com.