Charlotte Dadswell (UK)

Charlotte Dadswell is based at EGHR, Chichester/Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, UK.

With HY at Headcorn for a ‘bent-wing’ fly-in, there weren’t many other taildraggers!

I have done most of my flying from Goodwood, a beautiful airfield on the south coast of England, and am now based there as an instructor.

Aeronca Chief G-IVOR, the first Chief in the UK, imported by my Dad, Ivor

My Dad owned a 1946 Aeronca Chief when I was a child, so I have wanted to fly taildraggers for as long as I can remember! I learned to fly in a PA38 in 2005, and my first experience of tailwheel flying was in a Super Decathlon, shortly after obtaining my PPL.

Me with Falconar F11-3 G-AWHY

I later purchased a share in a Falconar F11-3, and completed my tailwheel conversion in this aircraft. I had great fun flying this for several years, and did all my CPL hour-building in it, but sold the share in 2011 after qualifying as an instructor.

In HY at White Waltham. I once flew here for an interview, and got a few surprised looks when I climbed out in a skirt and heels!

Flying tailwheel aircraft is what I enjoy most, and I would like to do more tailwheel teaching in the future. We see a lot of tailwheel aircraft at Goodwood, and I always point out the ‘proper’ aeroplanes to my students!

Sitting in the Old Flying Machine Company’s Spitfire IX MH434, maybe one day…

It’s great to be part of this group and see the beautiful taildraggers everyone is flying all over the world.

Thanks, I love the site!
Best regards,
Charlotte

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Comments

  1. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for the welcome!
    The Goodwood Revival is fantastic, probably my favourite event of the year. I haven’t missed one yet!

  2. Rusty Richards says:

    Charlotte
    Welcome aboard! This is a great group(albeit, some of us being ’round the bend a bit)and I hope to see you this summer for the LLT fly-in.
    I have been trying to get to the Goodwood Revival for years; it sure looks like a neat event and beautiful area.
    Congrats on your flying!