Susan Upchurch is based at (KSGJ) St. Augustine Airport, St Augustine, Florida.

I started flying in 1965 and by 1968 was lucky enough to fly taildraggers (Champ, Cub, PA12, Bird Dog, etc.) and gliders.  I currently own a Super Decathlon and an R-22 helicopter. Through the years, I’ve been a flight instructor, corporate, and charter pilot flying all types of airplanes.

Susan and her Super Decathalon

By far, the taildragger is the most fun.  Doing aerobatics makes it even more fun. I love to do tailwheel endorsements because it’s great to see pilots learn what the rudder pedals are for and become better pilots.  Their eyes light up when they finally learn crosswind and wheel landings.

I’ve just learned about your organization, and I’m looking forward to being involved and meeting as many of you taildragger pilots as possible.

Susan Upchurch

2 Comments

  1. Faith
    March 4, 2011, 3:32 pm   /  Reply

    Hi Susan! I live in Tallahassee, and I recently purchased a Super Decathlon for the purpose of learning aerobatics. We should get our Super D’s together this summer!

    My home airport, Quincy (2J9) is having a fly-in on May 13 and it would be great if you could come, but maybe we could even meet before then. faithd AT gmail DOT com if you’re ever up for a $100 hamburger one sunny spring weekend!

    Best,
    Faith

  2. March 2, 2011, 9:36 pm   /  Reply

    Welcome Susan! (<- Great name! LOL)

    Glad to have you here with us! Beautiful planes! Sure hope to see you flying about soon!

    Cheers!
    Susan

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