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Lakshmi Vempati (Virginia)

Lakshmi Vempati (Virginia)

Lakshmi is based at KVKX, Potomac Airfield, Friendly, Maryland. I have been a pilot since 2001. I love to fly to exotic destinations for that $500 vegeburger. Ratings: Private pilot, instrument rated. Tailwheel and complex rating. Aircraft Flown: C152, C172, PA28 (Warrior, Archer, Arrow), Grumman Tiger, Piper J3 Cub, Citabria Dream Taildragger: Stearman Read More »

Hannah Strausz (Kansas)

Hannah Strausz (Kansas)

Hannah Strausz is based at 47K, Moundridge Municipal Airport, Moundridge, Kansas. I am an 18 year old girl who got involved in aviation about 4 years ago. I recently graduated high school but started an aviation club as a senior project. My goal is to become a pilot as soon as possible. Aircraft flown: I haven’t landed anything yet but have been given rides in B17, T6, T28, Citabria, Cessna 140, C... Read More »

LLT Scholarship Winner, Revisited

LLT Scholarship Winner, Revisited

In 2018, member Summer Papple from Ontario, Canada, won a LLT Scholarship to earn a tailwheel endorsement. She was fortunate to have received the instruction from Debby Rihn-Harvey. Debby’s achievements include a 27 year long career as an airline pilot, the longest-standing U.S. Aerobatic Team member, male or female, having participated in 15 World Aerobatic Championships, more than any othe... Read More »

Sara Shapiro (Washington)

Sara Shapiro (Washington)

Sara is based at KOLM, Olympia Regional Airport, Olympia, Washington. I flew taildraggers long before you needed an endorsement! I learned to fly in a 150 and 152. I purchased a 170B in 1984. I bought the tail dragger after multiple trips to Alaska where I worked in the villages west of Bethel. Rating: SEL Dream taildragger: C185 and/or 195 Thoughts on tail dragging: The tail wheel taught me to sw... Read More »

Rosemarie Surette (Illinois)

Rosemarie Surette (Illinois)

Rosemarie Surette is based at 05C, Griffith-Merrillville Airport, Griffith, Indiana. I really love flying and meeting female pilots. I got hooked on taildraggers in Alaska and now own a C180. I am so excited to meet you all especially since you fly taildraggers and I’m sure I have a lot to learn from you. Ratings: Instrument and Commercial ASEL, AMEL, ASES Aircraft flown: C140, C152, C170, C172, C... Read More »

Shay Londre (California)

Shay Londre (California)

Shay Londre is based at Santa Monica Municipal Airport, KSMO, in Los Angeles, California. I been flying off and on since 2013. I have friends with planes so I usually fly with them in a DA40 or Cirrus, or I fly a 172. I would love to get my taildragger endorsement. Shayln Marchetti was my flight instructor and introduced me to this group. Ratings: Single Engine Land Aircraft Flown: 172, DA40, Glid... Read More »

Michelle O’Hare (Australia)

Michelle O’Hare (Australia)

Michelle is based at Bankstown Airport, YSBK, just west of Sydney, Australia. I fly for fun. I did my pilot training in a C172. This year I did my RAAUS tailwheel endorsement in a Super Legend Cub. I did my ski training this year in Alaska in a Piper Pacer. I’m coming to Oshkosh this year and after Oshkosh I’m going to Summit Aviation in Bentonville to train in the Husky. Ratings: PPL,... Read More »

Sue Weil    (Nevada)

Sue Weil (Nevada)

Sue Weil is based at KMEV, Minden-Tahoe Airport, Minden, Nevada. I was born into a family of pilots. My parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings, in-laws and friends all fly. I began flying with my dad when I was 5. He built a Cavalier with dual controls just for me. I’m married to my flight instructor and 777-300er Captain. Aircraft flown: The list is long and varied. My friends and I competed a... Read More »