Susan Bolton (Australia)

Susan Bolton is based at Finniss Airstrip, Goolwa, South Australia.

Sue Bolton and her Druine D31 Turbulent, Old Noarlunga

I’m a 64 year old Australian. I have been flying for 25 years. Taildraggers for 20 years. I have a Turbulent (Ultralight) for 18 years and also have a C150 Texas Taildragger.

I live with my husband on a property on the Finniss River where we have our airstrip. I love to fly, and was given the web address by a friend. Couldn’t wait to check it out. So great to see all the ladies and their aircraft.

Susan Bolton

Note from Susan’s friend, Philip Jones: The ‘Druine D31 Turbulent’ was hand built from scratch by a local air traffic controller with about a dozen similar projects over his life.  Sue lives on a lovely airstrip property at the Finniss River south of Adelaide in “South Australia’ .

  • christina chapman
    Posted at 13:01h, 09 August Reply


    I’d love to see photos of your airstrip property on the Finniss River. What a lucky girl! Never heard of a Druine D31 Turbulent so that was fun to hear about but of course I know a Texas Taildragger. Two planes! Life is really good for you not to mention flying for 25 years. We should all be so lucky. When I get to Australia, I will certainly look you up. That travel is on my MUST DO list… Have you seen Monika Petrillo’s video Fly About? I live in central Idaho and fly the backcountry. Lots of fun. Glad you’ve found fun lady taildraggers. This is a great bunch of women aviators! G’day!

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