Valerie Thal-Slocum (Tennessee)

Valerie Thal-Slocum is based at 4TN3, Hawks Nest Airport, Moscow, Tennessee.

Valerie and her 1954 Cessna 195

I am an MD 11 Captain for FedEx. I grew up flying taildraggers,  Beech 18’s, DC-3’s, and I own a Cessna 195. My husband, Jim is also a taildragger pilot and he recently soled our two daughters, Holly (age 15) and Heather (age 14) in a 2-26 glider. It is kinda a taildragger!

Oggie, our Cessna 195

I love networking and encouraging young aviators. I am a world class Skydiver with numerous World Records. Guess I just like the air!

8-girl Sequential at Perris

My Beech 18. We just sold this but hope to convince it to be at the Lady Taildraggers Flyin!


Check out It is a group that I am part of that travels to the South Pacific and searches for WWII airmen and their aircraft.  We have a documentary, last Flight Home, about our efforts!

Valerie Thal-Slocum


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    Posted at 23:48h, 11 March Reply

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