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Carolyn Walker Davis     (California)

Carolyn Walker Davis (California)

Carolyn Walker Davis is based at KDVO, Gnoss Field Airport, Novato, California. New to the wonderful world of flying, I am a student pilot, flying as much as possible in taildraggers because they are such fun! After many years of looking down at the ground, minding three young daughters, raising puppies for The Guide Dogs for the Blind and running my architectural business, I am delighted to be ab... Read More »

Kate Kyer     (Texas)

Kate Kyer (Texas)

Kate Kyer is based at 4TX3 Forest Hill Airport, Petty, Texas. My husband and I live on our little farm with a runway in North Texas. We have a rule that any airplane living here must have a tailwheel. I’ve been a taildragger pilot for most of my aviation days. Lots of BE-18 time, flying newspapers back in the 80s, towing gliders in a Citabria, etc. We’ve owned a Pitts S-2B for 16 years... Read More »

Kathy Wurst     (Tennessee)

Kathy Wurst (Tennessee)

Kathy Wurst is based at KGCY, Greeneville-Greene County Airport, Greeneville, TN. I’m learning to fly in a 1945 Piper J3C-65 Cub. I like taildraggers because they fly low and slow. Much like life, it’s all about the journey, not the destination.   Read More »

Tara Hackler    (Oregon)

Tara Hackler (Oregon)

Tara Hackler is based at 6K5, Sisters Airport, Sisters, Oregon and currently flies a C172. If that’s not enough good news, she also has applied for our “Ladies Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship” and is hoping to add “taildraggin” to her list of accomplishments very soon! It just so happens our LLT tailwheel endorsement is being donated by the very person pictured belo... Read More »

Mary Porter     (Oregon)

Mary Porter (Oregon)

Mary Porter is based at KLGD, La Grande/Union County Airport, La Grande, Oregon. I am a veteran, served in the Army active duty with two tours to Iraq as a Brigade Surgeon. I still serve in the National Guard and am a family medicine physician. I just married a man who is sharing his love of flying with me. I am hooked! We are purchasing an experimental Super Cub 4 seat side by side. I had my firs... Read More »

Mary Nolan     (Tennessee)

Mary Nolan (Tennessee)

Mary Nolan is based at 2M8, Charles W. Baker Airport, Millington, Tennessee. I’m a FedEx MD-11 pilot who’s been flying Taildraggers all my life. My latest thrill is a Super Decathlon. Tail wheels are so much more fun to fly!! Read More »

Jeanette Hibpshman     (California)

Jeanette Hibpshman (California)

Jeanette Hibpshman is based at O52, Sutter County Airport, Yuba City, California. First of all, I am married to the most wonderful guy around and we have 3 beautiful kids. My husband is an Air Force pilot and we’re hanging out at Beale AFB for his second tour here. We just bought our first plane, a 1994 Vans RV-4. I – AM – HOOKED! I got my license back in 1997 and after graduatin... Read More »

Ruthie Wells     (Indiana)

Ruthie Wells (Indiana)

Ruthie Wells flies when possible at airports around Indianapolis. I met Ruthie a few weeks ago at an Indianapolis area airport. She had ridden her bicycle nearly 10 miles on a very cold day to get there. Ruthie told me she rides that bike everywhere and it’s her only mode of transportation. That may be something you do in NYC but it’s a really difficult thing when you live way out in t... Read More »

Kathy Royer     (Florida)

Kathy Royer (Florida)

Kathy Royer is based at (7FL6) Spruce Creek Airport, Daytona Beach, Florida. Congrats to Kathy Royer who has a new baby in her hangar! “Just got an RV8. Sold the C180 I had a couple years ago, so very happy to have another plane. I think you saw this plane at Jimbob’s & Valerie Slocum’s hangar (at last year’s LLT fly-in).” Oh yes I did, and was it ever gorgeous. I... Read More »

Andrea Parker     (Washington)

Andrea Parker (Washington)

Andrea Parker is based at 1W1 Grove Field Airport, Camas, Washington and flies for Alaska Airlines. I started flying on my fifteenth birthday after my parents gave me a gift certificate for a few lessons to see if my constant talk of airplanes was “just a phase.” The rest is history… I’m thankful to have had my family and friends encouraging me over the years. It has been with their po... Read More »

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