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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 »

Dawn Wavle Rogers     (Kansas)

Dawn Wavle Rogers (Kansas)

Dawn Rogers and her husband are based at their uncharted grass strip south of Wichita, Kansas. I have been flying since 2007. My husband Ross Rogers and I live on our own grass strip south of Wichita (uncharted). We have a Cessna 140 and a 172. Last fall we bought a Stearman. I’m looking forward to getting checked out in it after I get some more time in the 140. I mostly fly for fun but occa... Read More »

Shannon Perdue     (Texas)

Shannon Perdue (Texas)

Shannon Perdue is based at 50F, Bourland Field Airport, Fort Worth, Texas. I’m a third generation pilot, thanks to dad and grandpa before me! I’ve been around planes my whole life, but didn’t find my passion for it until I was 18. I’ve been hooked ever since! I’m currently trying to get my Instrument rating and finish up my last semester of college and commission into... Read More »

Peggy Bates     (Minnesota)

Peggy Bates (Minnesota)

Peggy Bates is based at KFBL, Faribault Municipal Airport, Faribault, Minnesota. I learned in our 1940 Aeronca TC65. It started it’s life with a 55 hp engine. It now has a 90 hp engine. I have about 250 hrs in it. I flew it once to AAA fly-in in Blakesburg. We won several awards that year. Our other Airplane is a 450 hp Stearman. Read More »

Juliet Lindrooth     (Pennsylvania)

Juliet Lindrooth (Pennsylvania)

Juliet Lindrooth is based at North East Philadelphia Airport (PNE). Well it’s been quite a couple of years since I updated my comings and goings. First things first. September 2011, I returned to my job at American Airlines. I am now flying the B767 on long haul international routes. I have to say, I’m having a ball visiting all those exotic European, South American and Caribbean countries. When I... Read More »

Victoria Holt     (Texas)

Victoria Holt (Texas)

Victoria Holt is based at T26, Flying V Ranch Airport, Louise, Texas. I learned to fly in gliders so its just natural to me to fly with my feet constantly moving! I am lucky enough to be able to fly for a living but those planes lock out the pilot’s feet and hands most of the time! I am checked out in the Stearman, the Cub, the Champ, the Husky, Bird Dog and the Scout. Second only to the Ste... Read More »

Sarah Wilson     (Florida)

Sarah Wilson (Florida)

Sarah Wilson is based in Lakeland, Florida and owns & flies the Jimmie Allen Flying Club Stearman Model 4E “Speedmail” NC667K. This historic biplane is currently the oldest surviving Model 4 Speedmail, having been delivered to the Richfield Oil Company on October 28, 1929 by the Stearman Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. Reported to be Lloyd Stearman’s favorite design, only forty of the big... Read More »

Ladies love to fly taildraggers!

Ladies love to fly taildraggers!

The ladies are out there everyday, everywhere, doing what they love and proving ladies really do love taildraggers! Aune Price (Illinois) Pilot Profile Amy Gesch (works for Wipaire Inc.) Cathy Page (Arizona) Pilot Profile Jan Johnson (California) Pilot Profile Casey Erickson (California) Pilot Profile Diana Votaw (Missouri) Votaw Aviation Pam Fowler (North Carolina) Pilot Profile   Read More »

Flying A Stearman In Hawaii, Evelyn Greene

Flying A Stearman In Hawaii, Evelyn Greene

I Googled lady taildragger pilot Evelyn Greene today hoping to catch a glimpse of her beautiful PT-17 Stearman and did I ever find a treasure trove of gorgeous shots! Evelyn is based on the island of Oahu, is an A&P I/A and teaches aviation maintenance at Honolulu Community College’s aeronautical maintenance school. The complete photo essay is by Max Haynes with flying by Alan Miller fro... Read More »

Pam Fowler     (North Carolina)

Pam Fowler (North Carolina)

Pam Fowler is based at 7NC3, Kenly Airport, Kenly, North Carolina. The photo above was taken at the November 10, 2012 Stag Air Park region-wide fly-in attended by 70 planes.Pam and her friend Deb flew her 1941 Stearman to Stag’s and won this year’s fall fly-in trophy. “Hi, I was born and raised in North Carolina.  I was introduced to aviation by my dad as a child, but only starte... Read More »

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