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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 »

Stephanie Foster      (Oklahoma)

Stephanie Foster (Oklahoma)

Stephanie Foster is based at KMKO, Davis Field Airport, Muskogee, Oklahoma. I fly a Super Decathlon. My husband and I came to the Savanah LLTD fly-in in 2012 and had a great time. I recently retired and am hoping to get more play time to spend with airplanes! I did just have surgery and am playing catch-up, but I expect to be recovered enough to make it. Read More »

Cindy Renea     (Texas)

Cindy Renea (Texas)

Cindy Renea is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. I am based out of 3F9, the oldest privately owned airstrip in Texas! I got my PPL in 1992 and have never looked back. I have flown mostly Cessna’s 152 & 172, and owned a Piper PA24 Comanche for about 13 years. Currently I am flying a club 172. I love to travel and have flown to most all the lower 48 including Mar... Read More »

Jill Manka     (Florida)

Jill Manka (Florida)

Jill Manka is based at KGIF, Winter Haven’s Gilbert Airport, Winter Haven, Florida. Greetings All! My name is Jill Manka. Before 2006, I thought the only use for an airplane was to take me from one meeting to another. Most of my life was spent in airports and on big airliners as a passenger. I grew up at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL. As a young girl, I remember the excitement of the... Read More »

Lupita A. Wisener     (Texas)

Lupita A. Wisener (Texas)

Lupita A. Wisener is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. I began managing Mineola-Wisener Airport 2 years ago and began learning about aviation and the rich history of the airport which was established on July 4, 1917 by the U.S. Army Signal Corp. I have been offered rides in all types of aircraft and the taildraggers just tug at my heart. I am a student pilot and am learn... Read More »

Alaine Olthafer-Lange     (Wisconsin)

Alaine Olthafer-Lange (Wisconsin)

Alaine Olthafer-Lange is based at KPVB, Platteville Municipal Airport, Platteville, Wisconsin. I attended Minnesota State University Mankato for a bachelors of science in aviation. Worked at Pilatus based in Broomfield, Colorado as a project manager, and about three years ago moved back to my hometown of Platteville, Wisconsin to start an aviation business with my husband Andy. My husband is an A&... Read More »

Laura Noel      (Colorado)

Laura Noel (Colorado)

Laura Noel is based at 7CO0, Parkland Airport, Erie, Colorado. I’m an avid general aviation pilot and always wanted to learn to fly a taildragger but didn’t have access to one. Last Spring a shiny Luscombe 8F became available and spurred me to find a place to learn. I found a flight school near me had a Citabria for rent, and the rest is history. I brought the Luscombe home to Colorado... Read More »

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