Terri Minter (Oregon)

Terri Minter is based at Starks Twin Oaks Airport, 7S3, near Hillsboro, Oregon. Check out this update and the new bird Terri’s flying!

Terri and her Cessna 170B

I’ve owned four airplanes, all of which have been Cessna taildraggers. My current airplane is a Cessna 170B, customized for camping.

Ratings: PPL, High Performance

Aircraft flown: Cessna 120, Cessna 140, Cessna 170B

Dream taildragger: My current airplane is a dream to me, my C170B. I love it!

Thoughts on taildragging: I appreciate the versatility of being able to land on pavement, a farmer’s field or a gravel bar.

_________ Following posted June 15, 2013 ____________

Terri Minter Cessna 120 Closeup

“June 14, 2013: Today I earned my TW endorsement! Yahoo… A few weeks ago I purchased my first airplane. My 1946 Cessna 120 was flown home with a friend of mine from Phoenix. It was the most memorable vacation of my life. It was so exciting seeing fantastic scenery and learning more about cross-country flying. I simply can’t stop smiling.”

Terri Minter Cessna 120

“Thanks to my dear friend for helping me find just the right taildragger and flying us home safe, all while having a wonderful time together. I’m looking forward to discovering grass strips, suitable for my little C85 hp bird, for camping and picnics!”

Terri Minter

_________ Following posted January 3, 2013 __________

Terri Minter

I am a private pilot and rent a 172 out of a small airpark near Portland, Oregon.  I have taken a few lessons in a taildragger and love them.  I am a low hour pilot, maybe 120 hours.   I have been taking lessons to get my endorsement, but have not completed it yet.  Weather getting in the way in Portland.  Photo is in a 172 tricycle gear.  

Thank you so much!


  • Arty Trost
    Posted at 02:56h, 20 January Reply

    Terri, Kathy, and Jacque –
    We ought to meet for breakfast at Mulino or Independence – once the weather is flyable! It seemed perfect today: clear, bright, and calm- at least it was at Sandy River Airport, where I hangar. But up in the air at 2500′ msl, there was a solid cloud layer from Estacada south, and from Grove (Camas) north. So I just did some “sightseeing” up the Gorge. It was glorious!
    Hope that we get to connect sometime in the future.

    Arty Trost

    • Jacque Swan
      Posted at 14:02h, 20 January Reply

      That would be fun! I would have to drive, as I cannot solo away from my home airport yet, but I would love to meet you all.

  • kathyh
    Posted at 23:02h, 04 January Reply

    Come fly in to Dietz Airpark sometime – ’cause that’s where I live.
    Or – circle the Hubbard Post Office and i promise to come out and wave.
    Happy tailwinds.

  • Jacque Swan
    Posted at 16:26h, 04 January Reply

    Welcome Terri! Nice to see a fellow Oregonian.

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