Apr 2012 Rowena Mason (California)
Rowena Mason is based at Santa Paula Airport (KSZP), Santa Paula, California.
Rowena just keeps checking them off her “must fly” list! Fun news from Olmsted Aviation, Santa Paula, California, March 12, 2012.
“Congratulations to Rowena Mason on her successful completion of our S1 Checkout, which concluded with her first solo in her own S1-S this afternoon!”
Posted 8/8/2011: Â In addition to the Stearman pictured and the J3 Cub we own and fly…. 1953 Piper Pacer, another 1941 Stearman with a 450 P&W engine, and a really cool Sportavia Putzer RF4D motor glider.Â We actually have seven airplanes right now, some are still projects.
I bought my Cub in 1985 shortly after I moved to Southern California. Â I have an aircraft fabric covering shop at Santa Paula Airport. My husband and I rebuild and fly antique airplanes. Â My Stearman was purchased from a crop duster auction and my husband and I completely restored it.
It has a Jacobs 275 hp engine conversion and had its first flight in April of 2010.
I have never been to Galesburg, but have always wanted to make the journey.Â Â I wish I could fly it back to Galesburg this year for the Stearman Fly In. You know how that goes, time or money, or both…… this year it’s both. Â Great to communicate, I had no idea there was this group, it looks like a fun bunch.