Aeronca Champ

Fall color tour over New Jersey, a Champ Story   (Contest Entry #2)

Fall color tour over New Jersey, a Champ Story (Contest Entry #2)

Fall color tour over New Jersey, a Champ Story by Tony Buttacavoi It was 0800 and 38 degrees F, light winds, and CAVU skies as I preflighted N83559, a slightly ragged but good hearted 1946 7AC based at SMQ, Somerset, NJ. It was one of those wonderful Sundays when you get up early, throw on some clothes and head out to the airstrip right at sunrise. That first cup of FBO coffee goes down so well an... Read More »

Sarah Rovner     (Texas)

Sarah Rovner (Texas)

Sarah Rovner is based at KDWH, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, Houston, Texas. **Thanks for the pilot update Sarah!!** Since discovering the awesomeness surrounding conventional gear aircraft, I have made an effort to make most of my flying in these type of airplanes. After building time in a Champ to meet the insurance requirements, I began towing gliders at my local soaring club in a Piper P... Read More »

Kimberly Ewing-Gill    (Georgia)

Kimberly Ewing-Gill (Georgia)

Pilot update from Kim Gill My 7GCA and I are now located and based out of GA04, Mallards Landing Airport in Locust Grove, Georgia. Fly in communities are the best! Also I now am employed as a First Officer on the Embraer 145 for ExpressJet Airlines (since 2011). The Champ definitely keeps me honest if I ever get too much of an airline pilot ego. 😉 haha! Here are some taildragger shots too, just be... Read More »

Joan Garvey     (Nebraska)

Joan Garvey (Nebraska)

Joan Garvey is based at Plattsmouth Municipal Airport, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. I have always want to fly for as long as I can remember. When other little girls fantasized about proms and weddings, I dreamed about flying. However, back in the 60’s such things were not only not encouraged in girls but I often got reprimanded by counselors for wanting to do things that girls were not suppose to ... Read More »

Christmas Presents for a Taildraggin’ Lady

Christmas Presents for a Taildraggin’ Lady

Greetings from one of our lady Champ pilots in the UK, Nic Orchard! “I hope everyone had the Christmas they wanted and wish all the ladies a great, flyable 2013.  It’s been so wet here that there are few grass runways usable, alas.  I cannot remember a winter in which I’ve flown so little.” I just thought I’d add to the Christmas presents theme:  my best beloved gave ... Read More »

Follow up to “What taildraggers do the ladies fly?”

Follow up to “What taildraggers do the ladies fly?”

re·cal·cu·late /rēˈkalkyəˌlāt/ Verb. To calculate again, especially in order to eliminate errors or to incorporate additional factors or data. Alrighty people, because of comments and emails about the “official” numbers posted regarding what taildraggers the ladies love to fly, I’m back with this update. As always, your comments are very much appreciated. I’ve recalculated,... Read More »

Black Friday! What traffic??

Black Friday! What traffic??

Are you fed up with all the Christmas shopping, traffic and nonsense already? Me too!  This guy truly has the answer to keeping it all in perspective. (Sometimes you just have to take the advice of a man!) “I had no problem with traffic on Black Friday. I am taking one more trip around the pattern in my ’46 Champ.” Bethel, Pennsylvania Based at 8N1   Read More »

Thanksgiving Hospitality, Texas Style!

Thanksgiving Hospitality, Texas Style!

I’m finding out fast they do things right in Texas, including inviting the Northerners over for Thanksgiving – Texas taildragger style. While in San Antonio we’re the ultimate “tourists” but were tickled to take a break from the sightseeing to meet up with one of my favorite Champ ladies. At the invitation of Texan lady taildragger pilot, Dianne Wieman, Boyd and I spe... Read More »

Tanya Griffie     (Washington)

Tanya Griffie (Washington)

Tanya Griffie is based at KTUS, Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona,  KPAE, Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field) and S43, Harvey Field Airport, Snohomish, Washington. I am originally from Lynbrook, NY but I currently split my time between Tucson, AZ and Seattle (Everett), WA. I have been flying for almost 5 years and am a flight instructor with my CSEL, CSES and CMEL ratings. I love to... Read More »

Kristin Turner     (Florida)

Kristin Turner (Florida)

Kristin Turner is based at 94FL, Pine Shadows Airpark, Fort Myers, Florida. I fly a 1946 Aeronca Champ!  I soloed my Champ last year and love to fly low and slow. She is my baby with JT on the tail for my son, Jake Turner. * Read More »

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