Judi Gordon is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois.
Sept. 24, 2012 Update
I got a note today from Judi Gordon who’s back into flying after a 13 year hiatus. Judi’s based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois. Not long ago she and her husband had plans to buy a Skybolt but things have changed! Here’s an update from Judi.
“Well, the Skybolt didn’t work out so well. Hubby checked her out and turned right around. He didn’t even fly her. Then we looked at a couple other planes, and as the frustration over the summer grew and grew, we never thought we’d find the right bird.”
N23RG, Marquart MA-5 Charger
” But a week ago today, to the minute, he headed out to PA to check out a Marquart Charger that had just come on the market. She was perfect in every way, and now she’s OURS! This is one of the baby bi-planes, and she was an Oshkosh Grand Champion winner in 1987.”
Here’s an update from Judi on her flying life, pictures and all!
Judi Gordon. Me trying on the Skybolt for size yesterday. I think I had 3 butt cushions and 2 back cushions, and hubby will still have to fashion me some pedal extensions, but we’re approaching reasonable in terms of a fit.
5/15/12: I’m a private pilot SEL with approximately 120 hours. I’m getting back into flying after a 13 year hiatus and I am a bit nervous about the whole ordeal. I have never flown taildraggers, however as long as I’m taking on the challenge of again getting comfortable flying, I might as well learn a new skill while I’m at it.
6/17/12 Update: I’ve logged 2.2 hours and 12 landings (most of them unaided) in the local J-3 Cub for the past 3 weekends with an awesome instructor. Father’s Day was a Hatts bi-plane ride at 8 a.m., a J-3 lesson at 9 a.m., and a picnic at C-77 surrounded by planes and people I adore! Monday I’m back out to C-77 to try on a Skybolt for size – I need to do this, because I’m only 5′ 0″ and even in the J-3 I am challenged to reach the pedals. If all goes well, then next weekend hubby will be heading down to Florida to bring this cute li’l Skybolt home for us!
New Skybolt. I can’t wait to meet her!
C77 Poplar Grove Airport