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Donna Miller    (Colorado)

Donna Miller (Colorado)

Donna Miller is based at KAPA, Centennial Airport, Denver, Colorado. I learned to fly in South Korea while working as a civilian for the Air Force. I have always loved aviation history and enjoy hearing stories from WWII. When the opportunity to own a piece of history in the form of a 1942 PT-22 came up, I jumped at the chance. I’m still new to Taildraggers, and I love feeling the excitement... Read More »

JD Kang     (California)

JD Kang (California)

JD Kang is based at KCNO Chino Airport, Chino, California. I love vintage and antique planes. I’ve been training for just under a year and have logged over 50 hours. The aircraft I have time in range from primary trainers and vintage biplanes to modern Cubs and the Aircam – over 25 distinct aircraft ranging over 80 years of aviation history. However, my true love is the Stearman!! It w... Read More »

Julia Kirchenbauer     (Colorado)

Julia Kirchenbauer (Colorado)

Julia Kirchenbauer is based at KFTG Front Range Airport, Denver, Colorado. Completing my ticket has been a work in progress for nearly 5 years. I started flying lessons while I was in the US Navy and had a large number of set backs each time I would hit the ground running. From temporary closure and eventual permanent closure of the Navy Flying Club on base, to detachments at other Naval Air Stati... 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 »

Gail Stillings Burch     (Florida)

Gail Stillings Burch (Florida)

Gail Stillings Burch is based at KOMN, Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, Ormond Beach, Florida. Hi there, I am a private pilot that trained in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1982 (while pregnant with my now pilot son). My late husband Clayton Stillings was a Marine Corps F-4 pilot, an airline pilot and a CFI. He was my inspiration in learning to fly. When he became ill and passed away I packed my pilots licens... 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 »

Katie Pribyl    (Virginia)

Katie Pribyl (Virginia)

Katie Pribyl is based at KFDK, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. I grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana and much of my early exposure to GA was backcountry flying in taildraggers. So when it came time to make my first airplane purchase, it’s where I naturally gravitated. I purchased my 1956 Cessna 180 in October 2014 and have loved every single hour in it. I foresee spending ... Read More »

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