Unusual Attitudes Photo Contest Winners!

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We have a winner! Make that 3 winners in our Jazz-It-Up Flying Fun Photo Contest!!

Thank you to all the lady taildragger pilots, and one lone taildraggin’ gent, who emailed me pictures. The esteemed panel of judges included me, myself & I. 😉

Scroll to bottom for my Martha Lunken side note.

The winners are…


First Place
Lisa Kienholz from Santa Paula, California
Receives a signed copy of Martha Lunken’s book “Unusual Attitudes”

Lisa Kienholz

Lisa Kienholz

Who:  Lisa Kienholz
What: Christian Eagle flying
When: June 19th, 2016
Where: Santa Paula, California
Photo Credit: My friend Chad

Second Place
Marissa Colclasure, Louisville, Kentucky
Wins a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt

Marissa Colclasure

Marissa Colclasure

Who: Marissa Colclasure
What: Me wingwalking
Where: Sequim Washington
When: July 2016

Marissa Colclasure

Marissa Colclasure

Who: Marissa Colclasure
What: Flying my club’s Citabria. Rescued Tango two months ago. He would cower when you raised your hand to pet him… and now he’s flying high 😉
Where: Bowman Field, Louisville, KY
When: November 2016

Third Place
George Spelman, Noblesville, Indiana
Wins a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt

George Spelman's Granddaughter

Rachel Spelman’s 1st Champ flight. Sent in by Grandpa, George Spelman.

Name: George Spelman
Location: Noblesville, Indiana Airport
“Here is a picture of my beautiful granddaughter Rachel taking her first ride in “PATCHES”, my ’46 Champ. She giggled and laughed the whole time.”


Here’s a little side note about Martha Lunken, who happens to be one of my flying heros … no matter what. About 5 years ago I bumped into Martha at Grimes Field, Ohio. She’d flown her C180 that day and was having lunch with some guy, no doubt one of her many admirers. She probably gets pestered everywhere she goes but I decided I’d join the ranks and bug her a little too. I introduced myself and gushed about LadiesLoveTaildraggers, our mission, members, etc. and how I’d love for her to join. Martha thanked me kindly, didn’t bat an eye & and went on to tell me she never joins female organizations. Her experience with women’s groups has been lots of catty, bickering women and she didn’t want any part of it. In fact, she much prefers men. Well OK then! That, my friends, is the epitome of the Martha we love; someone who will look you in the eye and give it to you straight up, whether you like it or not!

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