Instrument Rating

Check out Chelsea Stein Engberg’s blog “Go Inverted”

Check out Chelsea Stein Engberg’s blog “Go Inverted”

Here’s an update on Chelsea Stein Engberg, lady taildragger pilot from Santa Cruz, California from her website Go Inverted. Chelsea’s motto is to follow your dreams. In kindergarten she wanted to be a veterinarian, but by the time she saw Top Gun the next year she set her sights on the sky. After numerous letters (written in crayon) to President Reagan about why she thought women should be a... Read More »

Sarah Rovner from Texas

Sarah Rovner from Texas

Sarah Rovner is based at KDWH, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, Houston, Texas. Flying is my passion. I mostly fly Cessnas and I fly a lot with Civil Air Patrol. I enjoy doing charity flights with Angel Flight. I recently obtained my instrument rating and my next goal is my commercial and CFI. I want to eventually get into competition aerobatics and fly at airshows. I got my tailwheel endorseme... Read More »

Stephanie Deckro     (Illinois)

Stephanie Deckro (Illinois)

Stephanie Deckro is based at KSQI, Whiteside County Airport, Rockfalls, Illinois. My day job is interior design and have owned my own design business since 1993.  I always wanted to learn how to fly. So in 2005 I signed up for the ground class at the local community college.  I started flying in a Piper Warrior and received my private pilots certificate later that year. I completed my instrument r... Read More »

Patsy Meridith     (Tennessee)

Patsy Meridith (Tennessee)

Patsy Meridith is based at 0A9, Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton, Tennessee. I’ve fallen in love w/ flying!!  I’m 62 and got my private in 2009, my instrument rating in 2010, my commercial in 2011 and my taildragger endorsement just a few weeks ago.  My husband and I just purchased a Just Aircraft Highlander (factory is in Wahala, SC).  I’m a newbie at taildragger fly... Read More »

Pat Ohlsson     (Florida)

Pat Ohlsson (Florida)

Pat Ohlsson is based at 7FL6, Spruce Creek Airport, Dayton, Florida. I started flying in 1974 at Islip Airport, Long Island, New York. Since that time I have had a great time flying and over the years earned Commercial SEL, SES, (Instrument) MEL, (Instrument) Glider, Instructors license and ground instructor. Also ground school for DC8 flight engineer. Passed with a 98%, higher than a friend of mi... Read More »

Colleen Keller     (California)

Colleen Keller (California)

Colleen M Keller is based at KSEE, Gillespie Field Airport, San Diego/El Cajon. I got my private pilot’s license in 1992 after several flights in Navy jets as a civilian analyst convinced me that I wanted to be a pilot. While I was “too old” to join the US Navy to fly, I quickly found that there is a lot of commonality in all types of flying and it was great fun. While still a st... Read More »

Helen Brennan     (Ohio)

Helen Brennan (Ohio)

Helen Brennan is based at OH15 , Minerva Airport, Minerva, Ohio. I have been flying since 1993, progressing through the customary 152’s, 172’s and Cherokees.  Back in those days (has it really been 18 years already?), ground schools were always full of student pilots and the flight school planes were booked weeks in advance.  That led to the first airplane purchase, a Piper Cherokee, w... Read More »

Linda Moody     (Massachusetts)

Linda Moody (Massachusetts)

Linda A. Moody is based at KASH, Boire Field Airport, Nashua, New Hampshire, has her instrument rating and is now doing training in a 1947 J-3 Cub. Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented or fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be... Read More »

Marie Beaver     (Texas)

Marie Beaver (Texas)

Marie Beaver is based at KDWH, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, Houston, Texas. I learned to fly in a 1939 Piper J-3 Cub in 1992.  Completed my license in a Citabria.  Have owned a Pitts S-2B, 2 Globe Swifts, Bonanza (obviously, no tailwheel), Wilga, Scout, and currently a Maule on bush wheels.  I fly taildraggers because I love the challenge and they look really cool. I’m married and fly... Read More »

Jennifer Treese     (Arizona)

Jennifer Treese (Arizona)

My name is Jennifer Treese and I live in Tucson, Arizona and fly out of the Marana Regional Airport (AVQ). I’ve been flying for just over three years now and received my private in July 2008. I started tailwheel training in January 2009 in a friend’s RV-6 but didn’t finish my training because the plane had to go back to Oregon where her parents live. I finished my tailwheel endor... Read More »

Summer Martell     (Washington)

Summer Martell (Washington)

Every so often a new pilot comes along & joins our merry band of lady taildragger pilots and her aircraft… its history… her story… are so remarkable that I can’t wait to share it with you all. This is one of those times. I hope you join me in welcoming Summer Martell to Ladies Love Taildraggers and enjoy her beautiful biplane and remarkable story! Summer is based at 0S9... Read More »

Lynn O’Donnell     (Florida)

Lynn O’Donnell (Florida)

Lynn O’Donnell is based at (7FL6) Spruce Creek Airport, Daytona Beach, Florida. I first flew Cubs as an employee of Piper, then DC-3s in charter and skydiving operations. Years later I bought a Stinson 108-3 Flying Station Wagon which I still have and love. I’ve flown it up and down the east coast, from NJ out to Denver and to Memphis. I’m now hanging out in central FL finding al... Read More »

Amal Ajmi     (Alaska)

Amal Ajmi (Alaska)

Amal is based at AK28, Chena Marina Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska. Am an avid hunter and fly fisher. I love anything outdoors, especially if I can fly there. I have flown mostly tail “dragger” aircraft, my latest and most favorite being a PA-11. My whole summer revolves around where I can go exploring and fishing. Am working on my instrument and commercials at the moment, so am flying eve... Read More »

Kim Ewing    (Georgia)

Kim Ewing (Georgia)

Kim Ewing is based at Gwinnett County Airport (KLZU) Lawrenceville, Georgia. I began flying in 2006, right after I graduated from high school. My aunt and uncle own and operate Bermuda High Soaring School in Lancaster, South Carolina and I learned how to fly in gliders with my uncle as my CFIG. After that, I was definitely “bitten by the bug”. At the time, I was attending college in SC... Read More »

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