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‘Central’ Gals

Patti Collins     (Texas)

Patti Collins (Texas)

Patti Collins is based at KMAF, Midland International Airport & KODO, Odessa Airport-Schlemeyer Field, Odessa, Texas. I am married with 3 sons. I love animals. I fly a 1946 Luscombe 8 A/E. I fly a taildragger for the challenge. Through this experience, I am becoming a better pilot.   Read More »

Mona Polson (Folstad)     Texas

Mona Polson (Folstad) Texas

Mona Polson (Folstad) is based at 52F, Northwest Regional Airport, Roanoke, Texas. Mona’s airplane-of-choice is N621SR – a 1942 Stearman with a 450 HP radial engine (fill the oil and check the gas, please!) This is the same airplane used in the Clint Eastwood Movie “Space Cowboys.” Her father, Hartley Folstad, flew the Stearman stunts for that movie. It was red back then with no cowl or pants (the... Read More »

Jamy Spradlin     (Texas)

Jamy Spradlin (Texas)

Jamy Spradlin is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. My home airport is 3F9, Wisener Field in Mineola, Texas. My licenses include: Commercial, Multi Eng, Instrument, Sabre 65 Type rating, A&P, IA and a tailwheel endorsement. I have an aircraft maintenance shop at 3F9. I’ve been in aviation since I graduated high school in 1984. I owned a Cessna 150TD, a Piper Arr... Read More »

Stephanie Foster      (Oklahoma)

Stephanie Foster (Oklahoma)

Stephanie Foster is based at KMKO, Davis Field Airport, Muskogee, Oklahoma. I fly a Super Decathlon. My husband and I came to the Savanah LLTD fly-in in 2012 and had a great time. I recently retired and am hoping to get more play time to spend with airplanes! I did just have surgery and am playing catch-up, but I expect to be recovered enough to make it. Read More »

Cindy Renea     (Texas)

Cindy Renea (Texas)

Cindy Renea is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. I am based out of 3F9, the oldest privately owned airstrip in Texas! I got my PPL in 1992 and have never looked back. I have flown mostly Cessna’s 152 & 172, and owned a Piper PA24 Comanche for about 13 years. Currently I am flying a club 172. I love to travel and have flown to most all the lower 48 including Mar... Read More »

Lupita A. Wisener     (Texas)

Lupita A. Wisener (Texas)

Lupita A. Wisener is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. I began managing Mineola-Wisener Airport 2 years ago and began learning about aviation and the rich history of the airport which was established on July 4, 1917 by the U.S. Army Signal Corp. I have been offered rides in all types of aircraft and the taildraggers just tug at my heart. I am a student pilot and am learn... Read More »

Alaine Olthafer-Lange     (Wisconsin)

Alaine Olthafer-Lange (Wisconsin)

Alaine Olthafer-Lange is based at KPVB, Platteville Municipal Airport, Platteville, Wisconsin. I attended Minnesota State University Mankato for a bachelors of science in aviation. Worked at Pilatus based in Broomfield, Colorado as a project manager, and about three years ago moved back to my hometown of Platteville, Wisconsin to start an aviation business with my husband Andy. My husband is an A&... Read More »

Rohaise Firth-Butterfield      (Texas)

Rohaise Firth-Butterfield (Texas)

Rohaise Firth-Butterfield is based at KILE, Skylark Field Airport, Killeen, Texas. Hi! I’m 19 years old, and a college student studying aviation. I have my private and instrument, which I got in Cessna 152s and Piper Archers. I love all flying and most of it has been in nose wheels. However my real passion are tailwheels and specifically warbirds! I took my first flight in a warbird (a T6) r... Read More »

Brittney Miculka     (Texas)

Brittney Miculka (Texas)

Brittney Miculka is based at KHYI, San Marcos Municipal Airport, San Marcos, Texas. I have always wanted to be a pilot, even without any flying family members. Thanks to student loans, I was able to earn most of my pilot ratings at the University of Illinois at KCMI. I’m a single and multi-engine commercial pilot and CFI & CFII. I love grassroots general aviation! I have worked at AOPA d... Read More »

Rhonda Ellisor     (Texas)

Rhonda Ellisor (Texas)

Rhonda Ellisor is based at Sandy Creek, an uncharted grass strip between Huntsville and Conroe, Texas, I am a student pilot that is learning in my very own 1954 Cessna 170. I also have quite a few hours in my instructor/boyfriend’s Cessna 185, L-19 Bird Dog and his beautiful 1960 Beech G18. He said he would only give me instruction in a taildragger! Read More »

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