Maureen Alesi (Illinois)

Maureen Alesi is based at Poplar Grove Airport (C77), Poplar Grove, Illinois and flies a Cessna 140.

I started flying in November 1988 when my husband told me to get a hobby because I was driving him crazy. I got my private license the following November, learning in a Piper Warrior. I flew the Warrior for about a year when we bought a 1947 Cessna 140. It wasn’t too long after we had the 140 that my husband decided to get his pilot’s license.

We are based at Poplar Grove Airport, C77. It is a great place for a taildragger; lots of kindred spirits. We take the plane on vacation to where ever the Cessna 120/140 convention is. We also do what pilots do best, fly some where to eat. I can’t imagine life without my airplane.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 21:22h, 02 December Reply

    Thanks All for the welcome. C77 is a great airport. It is my 2nd home. 🙂

  • Susan
    Posted at 17:34h, 29 November Reply

    Hi Maureen!

    You are based at one of the greatest airports in the country! But then, I am biased as I think Steve and Tina are tops! Hopefully you can make an LLT Fly-in!!!


  • Tina Thomas
    Posted at 09:03h, 29 November Reply

    Yeah Maureen!! Glad to see you on the LLT site… lots of fun!!

  • Judy
    Posted at 08:15h, 29 November Reply

    Maureen, welcome to our fun group of lady taildragger pilots! And you’re flying one of my favorites, a Cessna 140! I’m happy to say you are joining a growing group of gals on this site based at Poplar Grove Airport — very, very cool. There’s only one other airport that may rival the number of ladies registered and that’s Reid Hillview Airport, San Jose, CA. Can’t wait to meet you in person, Maureen!!

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