Diana Votaw

After annual, I took the little yellow sport cub from Sparta, Illinois heading west in a giant loop around St. Louis, Missouri. The morning was beautiful with calm winds. There are many airports in and around St. Louis that are suitable for the tailwheel to land, but this trip I just took pictures. I did a circumvent of STL at approximately the 30 mile veil!!!  I circled my house as well as a friend’s house taking aerial photographs then most of the airports around STL. I also got the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and their confluence – then back to Sparta – whew!!  The rivers were full with spring rain and the Missouri looked very muddy where it joined with the Mississippi River. Enjoy!

Missouri River


Over the Missouri River


Aero Estates


Spirit of St. Louis Airport


St. Charles Airport


Downtown St. Louis from the Cub

And from 2009, a couple shots.

2009 Grass Wheel Landing

Diana does tailwheel instruction in her CubCrafters Sport Cub S2. Votaw Aviation

With Student – and no, it’s the big guy that’s the student!


  1. October 13, 2011, 11:45 pm   /  Reply

    Great story. cool picture. thanks for sharing!

  2. April 24, 2010, 10:43 pm   /  Reply


    Cool story — and cool photos!!! Love the picture of Aero Estates — we have Waco friends who live there! Thanks for sending these in!!!


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