‘Central’ Gals

Gail R. Jones     (Illinois)

Gail R. Jones (Illinois)

Gail R. Jones is based at KENW, Kenosha Regional Airport, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Currently I am a Captain with American Airlines, flying 737-800’s. In 1996, I married into an airplane family. My father-in-law (retired United pilot) owns a Piper Cub that I fly. I am also a tow pilot at Hinckley Airport, flying Pawnees. My Husband, Steve, built a Steen Skybolt, which was the first taildragger I s... Read More »

Kaitlin Mroz     (Texas)

Kaitlin Mroz (Texas)

Kaitlin Mroz is based at KGKY, Arlington Municipal Airport, Arlington, Texas.  I live and breathe aviation. I’ve done everything from loading aircraft, working an airline’s ticket counter, dispatching, aircraft routing, flight following, flight instructing, and flying jumpers. I had a goal of owning an aircraft by the time I reached 25 so I typed “airplane” in to Craigslist... Read More »

Diane Bassham     (Iowa)

Diane Bassham (Iowa)

Diane Bassham is based at KBNW, Boone Municipal Airport, Boone, Iowa. I got my tailwheel endorsement in a rented Champ 14 years ago, and put it to use towing gliders with a Supercub for the local glider club. There I met my husband, one of the other tow pilots, and 10 years later we finally bought an airplane of our own, a 1972 7KCAB Citabria.   Read More »

Lisa Leng     (Illinois)

Lisa Leng (Illinois)

Lisa Leng is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Poplar Grove, Illinois. I am currently flying a J3 Cub. I have also flown a Champ. I got my seaplane rating in a J3 Cub at Jack Browns in Florida. My husband and I have built a couple airplanes together and I am currently recovering a J3 Cub. As you can tell I have a thing for cubs Read More »

Victoria Swartzendruber     (Kansas)

Victoria Swartzendruber (Kansas)

Victoria Swartzendruber is based at 47K, Moundridge Municipal Airport, Moundridge, Kansas. I am 27, married, and have one child. My husband is the one who got me into flying all together. We own a Cessna 140 and that is how I have come to love taildraggers. I am beginning my training in the spring and all of my lessons will be in our 140. I am extremely excited to be part if this community! Victor... Read More »

Ashley Churchill     (Texas)

Ashley Churchill (Texas)

Ashley Churchill is based at F49, Slaton Municipal Airport, Slaton, Texas. I recently moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University and just received my private pilot rating September 25, 2015. I had the opportunity to do aerobatics in a Pitts this summer and I am hooked! I have started getting my tailwheel training done with a pilot at the Texas Air Museum in Slaton, Texas, and I am excited to... Read More »

Natalie Sutton     (Alabama)

Natalie Sutton (Alabama)

Natalie Sutton is based at KEET, Shelby County Airport, Alabaster, Alabama. I’m currently a student pilot and learning in a Luscombe 8A ragwing! Based in central(ish) Alabama a little outside of Birmingham but in school right now in Auburn. And she’s off! Read More »

Lisa Woldow     (Illinois)

Lisa Woldow (Illinois)

Lisa Woldow is based at C15, Pekin Municipal Airport, Pekin, Illinois.   I started flying to spend time with my husband and to learn more about his hobby. I have approximately 10 hours nose wheel time. The rest is tail time. We have a Stearman, T-6, J3 Cub and RV -8. Plus a few others. Read More »

Laura Bach     (Wisconsin)

Laura Bach (Wisconsin)

Laura Bach is based at KBUU Burlington Municipal Airport, Burlington, Wisconsin. The opportunity to learn to fly became possible when I met my husband Rob and moved to Wisconsin. He’s an airline pilot who loves antique planes. The first time he took me up in the 1929 Pietenpol he rebuilt I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! He is also a CFI so I began learning stick and rudder right ... Read More »

Bailey Billen     (Tennessee)

Bailey Billen (Tennessee)

Bailey Billen is based at KMEM, Memphis International Airport, Memphis, Tennessee. I live in Memphis, TN and have been flying and skydiving since age 15. I fly the CRJ900 for Endeavor Air (Delta Connection) out of JFK. I got my tailwheel endorsement and solo in 2009 in a 1946 Champ, and that it still my favorite flight in my logbook! I love going back to the basics with GA flying when my work sche... Read More »

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