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Decathalon

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 »

Judy Phelps     (California)

Judy Phelps (California)

Judy Phelps is based at KSZP, Santa Paula Airport, Santa Paula, California. I am the co-owner of CP Aviation, a flight school located in Santa Paula California. I am a CFII and specialize in Tailwheel and Emergency Maneuver Training. My career in aviation began while working at the local airport restaurant where I met my husband Clay Phelps who owned the flight school next door. This was the begin... Read More »

Jean O’Cuilinn     (Texas)

Jean O’Cuilinn (Texas)

Jean O’Cuilinn is based at E38, Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, Alpine, Texas. When I had about 30 hrs or so as a student pilot I went to take some aerobatics at Debbie Rihn-Harvey’s place in La Porte, TX in 2004. We flew a Super Decathlon and from that point on I decided that one day I wanted to get one of my own. In the meantime I bought a Cessna 152 and finished my ratings up thr... Read More »

Susan Upchurch     (Florida)

Susan Upchurch (Florida)

Susan Upchurch is based at (KSGJ) St. Augustine Airport, St Augustine, Florida. I started flying in 1965 and by 1968 was lucky enough to fly taildraggers (Champ, Cub, PA12, Bird Dog, etc.) and gliders.  I currently own a Super Decathlon and an R-22 helicopter. Through the years, I’ve been a flight instructor, corporate, and charter pilot flying all types of airplanes. Susan and her Super Dec... Read More »

Nancy McCurry     (Pennsylvania)

Nancy McCurry (Pennsylvania)

Nancy McCurry is based at Quakertown, Pennsylvania. 25 years ago I soloed in a 1946 Aeronca Champ, N2247E, also known as “Champy”. Champy’s still flying and so am I, most recently in a Super Decathalon. I am so grateful to my instructors for their skill and patience in teaching me to be a competent pilot, it’s really a gift I love to share with others. Nancy McCurry Read More »

Jan Oreck     (Louisiana)

Jan Oreck (Louisiana)

Jan Oreck is based at (MS88) Oreck Airport, Poplarville, Mississippi and (KNEW) Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, Louisiana. So happy to see other lady taildraggers!! My husband wanted me to learn how to fly in a “real airplane” so he bought me a Super Decathlon. Am I a lucky girl or what!!! We are based in the New Orleans area with hangars at Lakefront (KNEW) and our farm (MS88) which i... Read More »

Becky Way    (Oklahoma)

Becky Way (Oklahoma)

Becky Way is based at Sundance Airpark (KHSD), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Hi everyone, I fly a 1977 Decathlon that I have had for the last 13 yrs and love it. I fly it mostly to breakfast every Saturday I can, and then on short or not so short trips to places around Oklahoma City. I am also a professional artist and use the the Decathlon for trips to painting locations.   There are several other fem... Read More »

Jeanne MacPherson    (Montana)

Jeanne MacPherson (Montana)

Jeanne MacPherson is based at (KHLN) Helena Regional Airport, Helena, Montana. I am recently retired from Chief of the Safety and Education Bureau, Aeronautics Division, Montana Department of Transportation. I coordinated air search operations, promoted aviation education, and taught mountain flying for more than 15 years. I am now flight instructing in Montana with my company “Mountain Aird... Read More »

Faith D     (Florida)

Faith D (Florida)

Faith is based at (2J9) Quincy Municipal Airport, Quincy, Florida. I’ve been addicted to flying since my teens, but it wasn’t until my early 20s that I saved enough money to finally earn my license.  I bought an old Skyhawk and while I always enjoyed it, I was sure that I was missing something – I just couldn’t put my finger on what. It wasn’t until I took a spin trai... Read More »