‘Central’ Gals

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 »

Ashley Anderson    (Texas)

Ashley Anderson (Texas)

Ashley Anderson is based at KDTO, Denton Enterprise Airport, Denton, Texas. I am a CFI at US Aviation Academy. I got my tailwheel endorsement in 2014 thru Middle Tennessee State University where I graduated with an Aerospace Major. I am currently in the Envoy Pipeline Program. I am wanting to find a place in the DFW area where I can continue my love of flying tailwheel. Read More »

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 »

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