Mar 2011 Susan Upchurch (Florida)
Susan Upchurch is based at (KSGJ) St. Augustine Airport,Â St Augustine, Florida.
I started flying in 1965 and by 1968 was lucky enough to fly taildraggers (Champ, Cub, PA12, Bird Dog, etc.) and gliders. Â I currently own a Super Decathlon and an R-22 helicopter. Through the years, I’ve been a flight instructor, corporate, and charter pilot flying all types of airplanes.
Susan and her Super Decathalon
By far, the taildragger is the most fun. Â Doing aerobatics makes it even more fun. I love to do tailwheel endorsements because it’s great to see pilots learn what the rudder pedals are for and become better pilots. Â Their eyes light up when they finally learn crosswind and wheel landings.
I’ve just learned about your organization, and I’m looking forward to being involved and meeting as many of you taildragger pilots as possible.