‘Mountain’ Gals

Linda Funk     (Idaho)

Linda Funk (Idaho)

Linda Funk is based at KMAN, Nampa Municipal Airport, Nampa, Idaho & KDVT, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, Arizona. My name is Linda Funk. I have a private pilots license. My taildragger experience is in a 1946 Funk airplane that my husband and I own. It was inherited from my husband’s father who was a shirt-tail relative if Joe and Howard Funk who designed and built the aircraft. ... Read More »

Sally Sieberts     (Arizona)

Sally Sieberts (Arizona)

Sally Sieberts is based at KSEZ, Sedona, Arizona in the winter and KFHR, Friday Harbor Airport, Washington in the summer. Received my PPL in 1977 in Bend, OR.  I was involved with the 99’s and gave aviation presentations to the schools, helped teach basic flying principles through a community college program, raised money for aviation scholarships and donations of food and gifts to less fort... Read More »

Aleksandra Bolek – Lapinska     (Colorado)

Aleksandra Bolek – Lapinska (Colorado)

Aleksandra Bolek – Lapinska lives in Englewood, Colorado and is based at KAPA, Centennial Airport, Denver, Colorado. I moved to Colorado from Poland 6 months ago. I’m a private pilot since 2012 with 187 hours of flight time. I use to fly a lot around the Baltic sea, including long flights from Poland to Denmark over the sea. Now I’m living close to the mountains and I would love ... Read More »

Lisa Allen     (Idaho)

Lisa Allen (Idaho)

Lisa Allen is based at KBOI, Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. I have been involved in aviation for about 17 years, through wildland firefighting and as a pilot. I love being in the air, whether it’s under a parachute or in an airplane or helicopter. I have been very fortunate to turn my passion for flying into a career. Every time I have had the opportunity to fly a tailwheel, I... Read More »

Simona Doxan     (Arizona)

Simona Doxan (Arizona)

Simona Doxan is based in Arizona and has flown out of E68 Estrella Sailport, AZ67 El Tiro Gliderport, A39 Ak-Chin Regional Airport and CHD Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. I started flying sailplanes when I was a teenager and become a glider pilot when I was 19. Tow planes are mostly taildraggers and flying with them made me fall in love. After adding a power rating to my pilot licen... Read More »

Karen Croskell     (Colorado)

Karen Croskell (Colorado)

Karen Croskell is based at CO8, Silver West Airport, Westcliffe, Colorado. August 2016 Update (And Karen, we hope you get to the next LLT fly in too!) I am back into flying again with our Aerotrek 220. It is 500#s lighter than our Super Cub was so it takes some getting used to, especially with flaperons. Turbulence? You can feel a rabbit fart! Hope to FINALLY get to some LLT fly ins! Original post... Read More »

Katie Baker     (Idaho)

Katie Baker (Idaho)

Katie Baker is based at 0U9, Lee Williams Memorial Airport, Midvale, Idaho. Hello! My name is Katie, I’m 34 and live in central Idaho. I’ve been in aviation since I was a kid as my father and grandfather are both pilots, both commercially (ag pilots) and for fun. I currently own a 1957 Champ and I love it! My son is 8 years old and he loves flying with me as well.I’m a business t... Read More »

Wendy Beye     (Montana)

Wendy Beye (Montana)

Wendy Beye is based at KRPX, Roundup Airport, Roundup, Montana. I learned to fly a Piper PA-12 in 1985, bought a 1948 Aeronca Sedan (that’s a 4-seater 150hp taildragger) in 1987, and went on to accumulate over 2,600 hours as a grey hair-inducing, backseat driving, flight instructor. I retired in 2014, and sold the Sedan to a young man who had taken his very first airplane ride with me in the... Read More »

Genevieve Zasada     (Colorado)

Genevieve Zasada (Colorado)

Genevieve Zasada is based at KCOS, Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, Colorado Springs, Colorado. I’m an active 99s member and I am testing for my PPL checkride tomorrow morning! I typically fly172s but a friend let me take his Supercub for a spin and I was immediately hooked. It really taught me how to fly and how to use the rudders. I’d love to get more time in a taildragger! Genevi... Read More »

Julia Kirchenbauer     (Colorado)

Julia Kirchenbauer (Colorado)

Congratulations to Julia Kirchenbauer! Here is her awesome update. Julia is based at KFTG, Front Range Airport, Denver, Colorado. Aug 26 was a very exciting day! ASEL check ride completed… In a tailwheel of course! In almost 70 hrs of flying, I have 4 total hours nose wheel (all logged over 4 years ago)! _________________________________________________________________________________ Posted... Read More »

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