Update from Stephanie

“My RV-6 is very basic and turns 20 this year, with about 1300 hours on it, and it still looks and flies great.  BTW, I’m building an amphibian – pic attached – also a taildragger.  Hopefully it will fly this spring, and I hope to take it to Oshkosh and land in and camp at the lake.  Won’t be doing the ARC this summer – it’s a pretty expensive proposition!  Maybe in the next few years I’ll get a chance.  Stephanie”

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March 5, 2010

Stephanie Wells is from Colorado and is based at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport (KBJC).

I got your link from Gail Schipper, up in Longmont, CO.  We definitely do have some lady taildragger pilots here in Colorado.  I have an RV-6, a perfectly fast aerobatic sweet-flying airplane. (But I did not build it – I am the 4th owner).  I have a total of about 850 tailwheel hours, including PIC in Luscombes (8A and 8E), Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, CE-170, Champ, Pawnee, Cassutt, Stephens Akro, and Smith Miniplane.  Gotten a chance to fly more fun stuff like a Pitts and Stearman.   Wish List: DC-3, Beaver, P-51.  (sigh…)

RV lovers, eat your hearts out!

3 Comments

  1. Lisa Martin
    March 20, 2011, 8:59 pm   /  Reply

    Hi Stephanie. You’re not too far away…what a relief. I feel lost in a sea of men up here. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, but I sure crave female companionship in flying sometimes. I have one good friend who will ride with me anytime she can (she’s a 6th grade science teacher), but that’s about it. I have a friend in Dubois, WY that has an RV6. Boy do I like to hop in with him for a ride!

  2. Marilyn Pearson
    February 28, 2011, 8:34 am   /  Reply

    Hey Stephanie how’s the amphib? If you need a copilot for ARC please give me a shout. Hope the skiing’s been good this year!

  3. Marilyn Pearson
    February 7, 2011, 10:34 am   /  Reply

    Stephanie,
    Great photos. Would love to come out and fly the amphib when you finish. Retirement surely suits you! Best of luck.

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