Mary Packard Tveitbakk (Minnesota)

Mary Packard Tveitbakk is based at KSGS, South St Paul Municipal Airport-Richard E Fleming Field, South St Paul, Minnesota.

I began flying at the age of 19. After a fatal accident involving a fellow female pilot, instructor, and friend, I took a break. Now, at the age of 39, I am back with my old instructor and am working on my A&P, sport pilot, and instructor tickets. I am also currently restoring a 1946 Aeronca Champ that will one day be my teaching aircraft,


The first plane I learned to fly was a 1947 Aeronca Chief. Her and I had a very special relationship. There is a feeling you get when flying a taildragger that is unlike any other aircraft.


Aircraft flown: Aeronca Chief, T6, Cessna 180 & Piper Cub

Mary’s dream taildragger: A Pitts or a Stearman

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