Aircraft Restoration Tag

It's so great to see a father-daughter team working together on an aircraft rebuild project! Jessica's working hard and there are plenty of other ladies that don't mind getting their hands dirty too. Read on to see what Jessica Beauvais from Skyhaven Airport (DAW) in...

Karen Ellison is based at Stag Air Park (7NC1) Burgaw, North Carolina. "Just wanted to give you a new photo of my Stinson. We finished the recover project this spring and she is back in the air again!" [caption id="attachment_20452" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Project: 1946 Stinson 108 Voyager.[/caption] A few shots of...

Debra Plymate is based at 7S5, Independence State Airport, Independence, Oregon. Nothing like being in a Funk! [caption id="attachment_16507" align="aligncenter" width="318"] Debra Plymate & Funk [/caption] You wouldn't know by its looks, but the Funk is a very aerodynamic ship. Twin brothers Joe and Howard Funk designed it in the...

Linda Buroker-Melhoff is based at 7S9, Lenhardt's Air Haven, Hubbard, Oregon. [caption id="attachment_14619" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Linda Buroker-Melhoff[/caption] I was taught to fly in 1975 in a J-3 Cub with my mother as CFI. I was a young mother and there were many spaces between flights. I'm still...

Anna Schwisow is based at KPUW, Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport, Moscow, Idaho. [caption id="attachment_12071" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Anna Schwisow (right) & friend Elizabeth (left)[/caption] Hi, my name is Anna. I started flying with a friend in a Taylorcraft when I was 13.  Since, I’ve been flying almost exclusively in taildraggers – I have...

Julie Richardson is based at Vancover, Washington (1W1) and flies a Stearman. Hmm.  Stearman. Commercial, instrument, used to be a CFII (let it lapse in 2001). None of that counts, though, since I'm just pleasure flying as a fair weather pilot these days. Airframe mechanic, retired air...

By Judy Birchler, host of www.LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com Of all the things I've posted on the website, this one makes me the happiest!  I have a personal connection to this very special bird and I'm delighted old friend and current part owner in this great project, Hank Meador,...