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Should It Stay or Should it Go?

Should It Stay or Should it Go?

It’s been an emotional week for me but, truth is, it all began months before 3rd Class Medical Reform passed and was signed into law. So what’s going on? First I should say, I’ve held a private pilot ticket since I was 21. Five years ago I made the difficult decision to exercise my right to fly light sport privileges and forgo the whole medical thing. Even though it seemed ridicu... Read More »

How do they make their Spartans so shiny?

How do they make their Spartans so shiny?

If you’re like me and do not own a beautifully polished aluminum aircraft, you may wonder how they keep them so shiny. Of all the taildraggers that get my heart pounding, a perfectly polished, shiny C-140, C-195, Globe Swift, Ryan, or best yet, Spartan, will stop me in my tracks. Bet you know exactly what I’m talking about! With Spartan owner Jim Savage’s permission, I am reposti... Read More »

Engine out! Do not be a Stall Spin Statistic.

Engine out! Do not be a Stall Spin Statistic.

11 Hours ago I shared a post on Facebook by Dan Gryder. It was about a stall spin accident that happened 16 years ago today to a young man and 2 his passengers, friends of Dan Gryders. All perished in the accident. Could it have been avoided? Dan in the years since has gone to great lengths to determine what happened inside that cockpit when the engine failed and how pilots deal with the immediate... Read More »

Elizabeth Reese

Elizabeth Reese

I love getting updates from our lady pilots. This one’s from Elizabeth Reese who is flying a 1941 Piper J4E with a C75. Keep it up Elizabeth!! I flew the Cub to Marble for the first time ever this weekend! Another bucket list item checked off! 😊       Read More »

Our Slow Dance Through the Sky

Our Slow Dance Through the Sky

It’s been a very interesting few days at the Triple Tree Fly-in in South Carolina. I arrived Triple Tree feeling on top-of-the-world, off for a fun few days with my buds Yvette & Bill Tracy in their Supercub – me in my Rans S7. We’d met up in Kentucky, topped off our tanks and flew southwest to 3A2 New Tazewell, Tennessee for our last fuel stop before crossing the mountains i... Read More »

Thursday at Triple Tree, SC Fly-in

Thursday at Triple Tree, SC Fly-in

People fly into Triple Tree because they like airplanes, but they stay because they like the people even more. Hope to see many more lady taildragger pilots on Friday. 5:00 p.m. on the Terrace, same place as dinner. It’s our LadiesLoveTaildraggers meet & greet event. If you’re here, are a lady, and love any kind of airplane, please join us!       Read More »

Through the Mountain Pass to Triple Tree!

Through the Mountain Pass to Triple Tree!

Today was surely one of my most adventurous flying days this summer. We were a flight of two, a Supercub and a Rans S7 heading to the famous Triple Tree South Carolina Fly-in. Bill and Yvette Tracy in their Supercub, with giant Alaskan bush wheels, and me in my Rans S7 with sad by comparison 800’s. Our meet up point was Cynthiana-Harris Airport in Kentucky, a 3 hour early morning flight for ... Read More »

Liz Sommers ‘On the tailwinds of Hermine’

Liz Sommers ‘On the tailwinds of Hermine’

I’m happy to report that Liz Sommers from Alameda, California is the latest pilot to receive her tailwheel endorsement compliments of the Amundsen’s @ Tailwheels, Etc. & a LadiesLoveTaildraggers scholarship for expenses. Please give yourself a big pat on the back if you’ve ever donated to our scholarship fund. Congratulations Liz! Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separ... Read More »

Blakesburg’s a Blast!

Blakesburg’s a Blast!

Antique Airfield Flyin, Blakesburg, Iowa. Saturday. It’s 7:00 a.m. and I’m still in my nice Queen size bed at the Hotel Ottumwa. If you haven’t been to Blakesburg, you’re probably not familiar with this historic 1917, 6-story property. Back in its heyday I’m sure the accommodations were 1st Class and the Hotel was the social hub of the area. It’s not a bad place... Read More »

Kayleigh’s Stick & Rudder Master Class on Vimeo

Kayleigh’s Stick & Rudder Master Class on Vimeo

Is it possible to stuff any more into a stick & rudder master class?! Watch the video and decide! Scholarship winner Kayleigh Bordner flew back home to Indiana with just two days to spare before her Fall 2016 classes resumed at Indiana State University. Lucky for Kayleigh, she was able to spend a few jam packed days last week with Brian Lansburgh taking a stick & rudder master class. It... Read More »

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