‘Central’ Gals

Julia Harrington     (Illinois)

Julia Harrington (Illinois)

Julia Harrington is based at KLOT, Lewis University Airport, Chicago/Romeoville, Illinois. I just started flying a Decathlon out of KARR doing basic aerobatics and working toward my tailwheel endorsement! I’ve been waiting to join for a while, until I officially had tailwheel time in my logbook. I’m so excited for the new and exciting challenges that flying conventional gear brings. I&... Read More »

Tori Ballweg     (Wisconsin)

Tori Ballweg (Wisconsin)

Tori Ballweg is based a KMSN, Dane County Regional Airport-Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. I am a flight instructor out of Madison, WI. I love taildraggers because they keep you on your toes. But if you can keep up, the world is a whole new, beautiful and more exciting place!! Read More »

Nicki Ervin     (Illinois)

Nicki Ervin (Illinois)

Nicki Ervin is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Poplar Grove, Illinois. Currently, I am a flight instructor trying to accumulate flight hours in the hopes of becoming an airline pilot. I just recently received my tailwheel endorsement in a Cessna 140 and Piper Cub and it sure was a different experience than I was used to! It was a lot of fun training in the taildraggers and I look forward to te... Read More »

Gayla Maas     (Texas)

Gayla Maas (Texas)

Gayla Maas is based at KWEA, Parker County Airport, Weatherford, Texas. I learned to fly with Edna Gardner Whyte in her Cessna 120. I bought a Cessna 140A not long after soloing Edna’s 120. I’ve been hooked on taildraggers from the beginning! After a several year hiatus from flying, (life happens), I recently bought an RV6, so I am looking forward to more fun and new adventures. Read More »

Sandy Lundberg     (Kentucky)

Sandy Lundberg (Kentucky)

Sandy Lundberg is based at 58KY, Willow Island Airpark, Finchville, Kentucky. I just completed earning my Sport Pilot license in a J-3 Piper Cub. All of my flight time is in a 1946 J-3C-65 (85) Piper Cub. I am working on my Private Pilot license currently so I can fly our Super Decathlon. I have flown a Piper Warrior and found it so easy to fly after the Cub. I soloed on New Year’s Eve and t... Read More »

Dawn Cook     (Minnesota)

Dawn Cook (Minnesota)

Dawn Cook is based at KBJI, Bemidji Regional Airport, Bemidji, Minnesota. I have a private pilot license and a tricycle gear plane. Work hard and studied hard to get my license in two months. Wanted it before school started in the fall. Have had my license for nine months and flown nine different planes. My husband just purchased a Champ and I am now learning to fly a Taildragger. One more lesson ... Read More »

Donna Perkins     (Arkansas)

Donna Perkins (Arkansas)

Donna Perkins is based at 9M8 Sheridan Municipal Airport, Sheridan, Arkansas. Aircraft: 1946 Piper J3 Cub & 1940 Waco UPF7 (newly acquired) I just bought a UPF7. I’m planning on giving rides to kids and having them sign the aircraft when done. I want to see how many signatures I can come up with before a total restoration. Right now, the tailwheel is being rebuilt. As soon as that is don... Read More »

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 »

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