Courtney Smith     (Arizona)

Courtney Smith (Arizona)

Courtney Smith is based at KCHD, Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. I earned my tailwheel endorsement in a Citabria, and it made me a better pilot! Read More »

Dana J. Martin     (Texas)

Dana J. Martin (Texas)

Dana J. Martin is based at 88R, Spicewood Airport, Spicewood, Texas. 99 Citabria GCBC I have about 1600 hours of Cessna 172/182 IFR rating…but only had 10 hours of tailwheel. Flew a Decathalon and loved it and got the bug for fun flying. I have around 50 hours and still learning… What a blast! Keeps you on your toes! Literally. Read More »

Emily Carpenter     (Ohio)

Emily Carpenter (Ohio)

Emily Carpenter is based at 57D, Ray Community Airport, Ray, Michigan. My name is Emily Carpenter, a.k.a. Miss Maverick. I am a student pilot and I am training in a Pitts S2B in my pink heels (so I can reach the rudders). I started flying because I was, and still am, terrified of flying commercially. I love flying because even though it frightens me, the fear has been my driving force. I was absol... Read More »

Beech’s everywhere!

Beech’s everywhere!

You bet Beech’s are everywhere, we’re at Beech Party 2014. Staggerwings, Beech 18s, Travel Airs, and more V-tails, Dukes and Debonairs than you’ve ever seen in one spot. It’s not all about the planes though, it’s about meeting new people – new pilots. Thank you to whoever suggested photographing all the lady pilots. We got a kick out of posing in front of Stagge... Read More »

Lori Olson     (Wyoming)

Lori Olson (Wyoming)

Lori Olson is based at Gillette-Campbell County Airport, Gillette, Wyoming. I spent many hours of my childhood in the backseat of a Cessna 180 and a PA-11 with my father as PIC. My earliest memories include landing on the dirt road close to my house, or the field behind our shelter belt. It wasn’t unusual for me to stare at my father’s profile from the backseat and think he was magic. ... Read More »

Lucia Galgano     (California)

Lucia Galgano (California)

Lucia Galgano is based at KCMA, Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California. Even though I own a Bonanza, my favorite airplane is a Citabria. Nothing like the visibility of the high wing tandem Citabria. Currently, I am a new CFI who is transitioning to the back seat — what a challenge! Lucia Galgano Ventura, CA Read More »

Sandra Proulx     (Canada)

Sandra Proulx (Canada)

Sandra Proulx is based at CYAV, St. Andrews Airport, Manitoba, Canada. I am a Class 1 Flight Instructor (highest rating of instructor in Canada) at Harv’s Air, at St Andrews Airport in Manitoba, Canada. I’ve been flying for 13 years, and been flying taildraggers for most of that time as well. I learned how to fly a Citabria shortly after completing my Private Pilot Licence, and did my ... Read More »

Ginger Davidson     (Contest Entry #10)

Ginger Davidson (Contest Entry #10)

The Grasshopper and I . . . by Ginger Davidson It was a cold December day when I found myself alone for the first time in my own airplane. The insurance requirements for dual in type had finally been met and I was set free. That could only mean one thing; me and The Grasshopper, a lime green 1974 Citabria, were going on an adventure. Like everyone else, I had read the stories about barnstormers wh... Read More »

Laura Easton     (Massachusetts)

Laura Easton (Massachusetts)

Laura Easton is based at KASH, Boire Field Airport, Nashua, New Hampshire and lives in Massachusetts. Hi! My name’s Laura and I’m 20 years old, studying Information Systems at McGill University, and I love Taildraggers! I have been flying with my dad since I was young but only became seriously interested in flying when I saw my first SuperCub. After my first flight in a Cub with the do... 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 »

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