‘International’ Gals

Alison Navarro     (South Africa)

Alison Navarro (South Africa)

Alison Navarro is based at FAWC Worcester Airport & FASH Stellenbosch Airport, Western Cape, South Africa.  I went solo on a CH10 Citabria. I have a Grob 109b and am an avid Taildragger enthusiast. I went solo in 1998 (power) and 1993 (gliders). I live in Cape Town, South Africa and am the Chairman of the Stellenbosch Flying Club at the moment.   Read More »

Jean Hickman     (Canada)

Jean Hickman (Canada)

Jean Hickman is based at CYSN, St Catharines/Niagara District Airport, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Hi! I love my taildraggers! My first aircraft was a Cessna 140. I had it only a short time. My second aircraft was a 90 hp J3 Cub. I had it for about 10 years and then I sold it. On my wedding day, my husband gave me another Cessna 140. Jean Read More »

Mirna Garbin     (Italy)

Mirna Garbin (Italy)

Mirna Garbin is based at S. Mauro Airfield located in North East Italy. I usuallly fly a Maule Mx7 180 hp based in Fly & Joy at S. Mauro Airfield located in North East Italy, one hundred miles east of Venice. I am also the secretary of this club. I took my licence in 1992 with the usual school planes, but one day I fall in Love with a Maule, then with his owner. The taildraggers planes satisfi... Read More »

Danielle Rentsch     (Switzerland)

Danielle Rentsch (Switzerland)

Danielle Rentsch is based at FYOM, Omaruru, Namibia and Switzerland. I have a wonderful Travel Air 4000 from 1929. The Travel Air home is Namibia, wonderful country to fly. I started Taildragger flying on a Super Cub and I am still in love with those airplanes. A lot of my hours took place in a Super Dimona, motorglider taildragger. Living in Switzerland, flying in the world, Namibia, USA, Europe. Read More »

Elisabeth Jackson     (British Columbia)

Elisabeth Jackson (British Columbia)

Elisabeth Jackson is based at CYNJ, Langley Regional Airport, Langley, British Columbia. I started flying aircraft when I was 17, but have been around them my whole life thanks to my dad (Scott Jackson). Got into flying taildraggers thanks to my dad building an RV-6! I have just recently acquired my CPL and multi rating, whilst working towards my multi IFR.   Read More »

Zoe Mallam     (UK)

Zoe Mallam (UK)

Zoe Mallam is based at EGHF, Lee-on-Solent Airport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.  I’m one of the youngest female glider pilots in Britain. I fly taildragger gliders but aspire to fly biplanes and classic taildraggers. Flying is my passion! Read More »

Ruby Wilson     (South Africa)

Ruby Wilson (South Africa)

Ruby Wilson is based at FANS, Nelspruit Airport, Nelspruit, South Africa. Hi I’m Ruby. I’m from South Africa and I’m working as a Cessna 206 pilot, I fly tourists into the lodge strips in the bush. I finished my taildragger rating in the Piper Super Cruiser this weekend and absolutely loved it!! That’s what real flying is and I can’t wait to do more flying in the tail... Read More »

Claudia Espinola     (Brazil)

Claudia Espinola (Brazil)

Claudia Espinola is based at SNLG, Serra Do Clipo Airport, São Paulo, Brazil. Hello! my name is Cláudia and I’m in love with airplanes since I was a little girl! I’m a flight attendant and private pilot. I’ve learnt to fly on a aeroboero, a taildragger from Argentina. In Brazil we use this air plane for primary instruction. My fiance (and best friend) Giuliano Messa and I are res... Read More »

Charlotte Zeederberg     (Australia)

Charlotte Zeederberg (Australia)

  Charlotte Zeederberg is from St Huberts Island, NSW Australia. I am an ex-South African, who learned to fly just before my 40th birthday in South Africa, and now fly a Tiger Moth out of an airfield, North of Sydney, Australia. My husband and I immigrated to Australia 6 years ago and we fly out of the ‘Home of the Tiger Moth’, Luskintyre airfield, NSW. My husband restored our Tig... Read More »

Wendy Hinchcliffe     (UK)

Wendy Hinchcliffe (UK)

Wendy Hinchcliffe is based at Spanhoe Airport, Spanhoe, England. I learned to fly straight after leaving school in the 1970s in a Cessna Aerobat. After getting my licence I joined a group flying a Chipmunk which I had seen flying and fallen in love with. Also met my husband there!! Bought a Piper PA20 Pacer with a friend and we had a lot of fun going to fly-ins and events. Stopped flying to start ... Read More »

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