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Aeronca Champ

Jennifer Wenk     (North Carolina)

Jennifer Wenk (North Carolina)

Jennifer Wenk is based at KMRH, Michael J. Smith Field, Beaufort, North Carolina. I’ve always walked around facing skyward but I didn’t actually get my pilot’s license until 13 years ago, well after my kids were well established in their own lives. With the encouragement of my husband I fulfilled my lifelong dream and am ever so happy that I did! I’ve owned a Grumman AA1B f... Read More »

Aeronca Champ Flying in the UK!!

Aeronca Champ Flying in the UK!!

I was happy to hear from one of our UK ladies this week. You may remember Nic Orchard who is based at Maypole (EGHB) United Kingdom and flies her much loved ’46 7BC Champ. This is the same Nic who temporarily outfitted herself with a Jodel to fly (named “Temporary Champ”) after an engine failure forced her to make a dead-stick landing in a cow-patch. Insurance totaled the aircraf... Read More »

Fall color tour over New Jersey, a Champ Story   (Contest Entry #2)

Fall color tour over New Jersey, a Champ Story (Contest Entry #2)

Fall color tour over New Jersey, a Champ Story by Tony Buttacavoi It was 0800 and 38 degrees F, light winds, and CAVU skies as I preflighted N83559, a slightly ragged but good hearted 1946 7AC based at SMQ, Somerset, NJ. It was one of those wonderful Sundays when you get up early, throw on some clothes and head out to the airstrip right at sunrise. That first cup of FBO coffee goes down so well an... Read More »

Sarah Rovner     (Texas)

Sarah Rovner (Texas)

Sarah Rovner is based at KDWH, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, Houston, Texas. **Thanks for the pilot update Sarah!!** Since discovering the awesomeness surrounding conventional gear aircraft, I have made an effort to make most of my flying in these type of airplanes. After building time in a Champ to meet the insurance requirements, I began towing gliders at my local soaring club in a Piper P... Read More »

Kimberly Ewing-Gill    (Georgia)

Kimberly Ewing-Gill (Georgia)

Pilot update from Kim Gill My 7GCA and I are now located and based out of GA04, Mallards Landing Airport in Locust Grove, Georgia. Fly in communities are the best! Also I now am employed as a First Officer on the Embraer 145 for ExpressJet Airlines (since 2011). The Champ definitely keeps me honest if I ever get too much of an airline pilot ego. haha! Here are some taildragger shots too, just beca... Read More »

Heather Pinsky     (New Mexico)

Heather Pinsky (New Mexico)

Heather Pinsky is based at KCVN, Clovis Municipal Airport, Clovis, New Mexico. Hi, I’m Heather. I fly AC-130W’s as my primary job for the AF but my true love is tailwheels. I own a 7AC Champ that’s living at home in NJ with my mom at the moment. Here are some photos of me and N1202E. I’m also an avid glider pilot and you can find me flying any number of gliders or towing in... Read More »

Joan Garvey     (Nebraska)

Joan Garvey (Nebraska)

Joan Garvey is based at Plattsmouth Municipal Airport, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. I have always want to fly for as long as I can remember. When other little girls fantasized about proms and weddings, I dreamed about flying. However, back in the 60′s such things were not only not encouraged in girls but I often got reprimanded by counselors for wanting to do things that girls were not suppose to ... Read More »

Christmas Presents for a Taildraggin’ Lady

Christmas Presents for a Taildraggin’ Lady

Greetings from one of our lady Champ pilots in the UK, Nic Orchard! “I hope everyone had the Christmas they wanted and wish all the ladies a great, flyable 2013.  It’s been so wet here that there are few grass runways usable, alas.  I cannot remember a winter in which I’ve flown so little.” I just thought I’d add to the Christmas presents theme:  my best beloved gave ... Read More »

Follow up to “What taildraggers do the ladies fly?”

Follow up to “What taildraggers do the ladies fly?”

re·cal·cu·late /rēˈkalkyəˌlāt/ Verb. To calculate again, especially in order to eliminate errors or to incorporate additional factors or data. Alrighty people, because of comments and emails about the “official” numbers posted regarding what taildraggers the ladies love to fly, I’m back with this update. As always, your comments are very much appreciated. I’ve recalculated,... Read More »

Black Friday! What traffic??

Black Friday! What traffic??

Are you fed up with all the Christmas shopping, traffic and nonsense already? Me too!  This guy truly has the answer to keeping it all in perspective. (Sometimes you just have to take the advice of a man!) “I had no problem with traffic on Black Friday. I am taking one more trip around the pattern in my ’46 Champ.” Bethel, Pennsylvania Based at 8N1   Read More »

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