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Jacqui Manley     (UK)

Jacqui Manley (UK)

Jacqui Manley is based at a private grass strip, Swanborough Farm Airfield, West Sussex, UK. I fly as often as the weather is kind in a 2 seater Jodel, G-OABB Mascaret D150. I have held my PPL for 20 years, my first taildragger was a Jodel D112 , which we owned for 16 years, G-BPFD. Most of my flying has taken place in these two aircraft, although I have had some lucky rides around Sussex and over... Read More »

Nic’s news from across the pond

Nic Orchard from the UK sends news about the “100 Years of Women in the Air” celebrations and an update on the rebuild of her Champ. Snippets of news from across the pond. I hope all the Eastern Seaboard taildraggers were safely hidden away recently… Yesterday was the centenary of the first woman in the UK to receive a pilot’s licence. The BWPA encouraged events all over th... Read More »

Landings in a Jodel D18

Landing in La Toviere, France. Videos by Fabrizio Maffioletti flying his Jodel D18. Not only does this video put you in the pilot seat flying through these beautiful mountains, there’s a landing on grass and horses everywhere on the roll out. Landing through horses “Me with “Matisse”, my Jodel D18 at Meggiana, an Italian mountain uphill airstrip.” Read More »

Winter Flying

Hope you’re staying nice and toasty this winter … in the pilot’s seat of your favorite taildragger! This is what Indiana looked like this weekend from the front of the Champ – at 15 degrees outside! * Judy and the Happy Champ. No problem keeping warm – got the heat wide open up front! * That’s what it’s all about this time of year. The people I know that a... Read More »

A Jodel’s “wooden glory”!

This sent in by Nic Orchard from across the pond.  Nic, I know what you mean about being “about 9 inside”.  When you take a kid for a ride, or anyone that you know is really excited to be up there with you, you just can’t help feel that way! And that’s a good thing!! Thanks for sending us the nice close up of your Jodel  - you’re looking good! “Hi Judy.  A ̵... Read More »

Volcanic Dust over Europe sent by lady taildragger, Nic Orchard

Many thanks to Nic Orchard for sharing her Sunday flying adventure in the UK with all of us.  You’ve got to read this one!  The following report per Nic…. “I don’t know how much news has filtered through the volcanic dust but over here it’s only us little guys that are flying.” Yesterday, lady taildragger, Nic Orchard, was among several UK general aviation flyer... Read More »

Nic Orchard    (UK)

Nic Orchard (UK)

Nic Orchard is based at Maypole (EGHB), United Kingdom and “temporarily” flew this Jodel until her Aeronca Champ was rebuilt. Please meet Nic Orchard, our second  trans Atlantic lady taildragger!  Nic’s base airfield is Maypole (EGHB) and tells us she lives in Deal which is a small, old town on the coast north of Dover.  I work on the English Channel on a ferry – not many o... Read More »