‘Central’ Gals

Laura  Laster     (Texas)

Laura Laster (Texas)

Laura Laster is based at KGGG, East Texas Regional Airport, Longview, Texas. I fly for fun with LeTourneau University – my employer – where I work in operations. I enjoy flying both taildragger and tricycle gear airplanes. We have a fleet of five 7ECA Citabrias and one 7GCAA Citabria among other airplanes that we use for flight training. I am excited that after many years of not flying... Read More »

Teresa “Terri” Bachelor     (Alabama)

Teresa “Terri” Bachelor (Alabama)

Teresa “Terri” Bachelor is based at KGAD, Northeast Alabama Regional Airport, Gadsden, Alabama.  Hello ladies my name is Terri Bachelor from Gadsden, Alabama. I have been a Nurse Anesthetist in Gadsden for 23 years. I have only been flying since 2013 but already fell in Love with Tailwheels over the past year. I recently sold my Cessna 172 & purchased a 2004 American Champion Super... Read More »

Victoria Swartzendruber    (Kansas)

Victoria Swartzendruber (Kansas)

Victoria (Tory) Swartzendruber is based at 47K, Moundridge Municipal Airport, Moundridge, Kansas. My name is Tory. My husband is already a pilot and I am a pilot in training. We are currently building a hangar at 47K in Moundridge KS and we own a 1946 Cessna 140. What made me fall in love originally with this plane is my husband. He proposed to me in it and our daughter’s first flight was in... Read More »

Patricia Burch     (Texas)

Patricia Burch (Texas)

Patricia Burch is based at KJDD,Wood County Airport, Mineola/Quitman, Texas. I am 67 years young. I’ve been flying since I was 16. Nobody else in my family had ever had any exposure to aviation until I “lost my mind” and started flying. I am an ATP single & multi engine land, Commercial SES & rotorcraft/helicopter. Flight instructor ASMEL, Instrument, Seaplane and helicop... Read More »

Julie Thomas     (Mississippi)

Julie Thomas (Mississippi)

Julie Thomas is based at H75, Hernando Village Airpark, Hernando, Mississippi. Don’t believe that Julie is new to LadiesLoveTaildraggers though! Julie has unofficially been a member of our group since attending her first LLT fly-in at Savannah, Tennessee way back in 2014. She and her husband flew TWO taildraggers to Tennessee that year, their two young sons accompanying them in their Maule M... Read More »

Marci Haas     (Texas)

Marci Haas (Texas)

Marci Haas is based at KTKI, McKinney National Airport, Dallas, Texas. I just earned my Private Pilot License Friday – April 22, 2016. I do have 6.5 hours in taildraggers! Mostly the Decathlon, but I do have a half hour in a Stearman P-17!! I’m currently looking for a plane – perhaps a Luscombe. Read More »

Sherry Schaefer     (Illinois)

Sherry Schaefer (Illinois)

Sherry Schaefer is based at KGRE, Greenville Airport, Greenville, Illinois. I’ve dreamed of flying since I took my first ride on my 16th birthday. When I was 17 I went through ground school through a college course. I started flying and then my career took a different direction. A few years back I decided I needed to go back after my dream. I bought a low hour Warrior, which I still have, go... Read More »

Karey Sanderson     (Iowa)

Karey Sanderson (Iowa)

Karey Sanderson is based at Knoxville Municipal Airport, Knoxville, Iowa. I am a new private pilot. I passed my check ride eight weeks and two days ago. I’m scared of heights and really new to general aviation. I have a purple headset and it isn’t unusual for my logbook to be filled out in some color of glitter pen. I fell in love with cloth covered antique airplanes at first sight. I labeled them... Read More »

Ellen Northam     (Illinois)

Ellen Northam (Illinois)

Ellen Northam is based at KARR, Aurora Municipal Airport, Chicago/Aurora, Illinois.  Ran into Judy at Urbana, OH while flying a Taylorcraft over from Moraine, OH with friends for breakfast. Have been wanting to get my taildragger endorsement for a bit now, think this may be my year to get it! I fly a 1947 Bonanza on a regular basis and have enjoyed antique / classic aircraft for ages! Some of the ... Read More »

Heather Shaw     (Texas)

Heather Shaw (Texas)

Heather Shaw is based at KGGG, East Texas Regional Airport, Longview, Texas. I’m a student at LeTourneau University. I’m originally from Idaho and learned to fly there. I’m currently learning how to fly a Citabria and working towards my private pilot license.   Read More »

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