3 Yellow Cubs Formation Flights!

Diana Votaw’s getting darn good at creating great little videos and here’s a new one to prove it! Of course, how could they help being great, she’s flying low over the OK18 area with 2 other Cubs! In the video, the tag “April Lands” is April Nesin flying with Diana and she might be a new LLT to come? Oh, and when you see something strange coming out of one of the Cubs a couple times – it’s the toilet paper game! And yes, not sure how we made the cover shot but that’s me and Boyd and Melanie Amos dancing around Diana’s Cub. She’s probably thinking “would ya get outta my way so I can fly this thing!” OK18 – 3 yellow Cubs!! from Diana Votaw on Vimeo....

Vagabond Flyby at Sparta IL

Diana Votaw’s having some fun on a blue sky day at KSAR, this time with a Piper Vagabond. Check out Diana’s video “Vagabond Flyby at Sparta IL”. Diana’s living her dream flying her Sport Cub S2 and should be the poster child for what Ladies Love Taildraggers is all about! Like a lot of us, this gal REALLY LOVES TO FLY!! I doubt that anybody on this site needs much encouragement to get out and fly, but if you’re lagging behind in logbook entries, maybe it’s time to get motivated. Dust off the bird, or borrow one, or rent one and start having some fun too!! Vagabond Flyby at Sparta IL from Diana Votaw on Vimeo....

Julia Doerner     (Washington)

Julia Doerner (Washington)

Julia Doerner is based at (KRNT) Renton Municipal Airport, Renton, Washington. The first flight I took was in a 2 seater Pitts when I was 12. From then on I wanted to learn to fly. I did training with Damian Delgazio in New Jersey. My Mom did the advanced tailwheel training and I did primary in the L-4. Ever since I have wanted to own an L-4. Now I fly with my Mom every chance I get who owns a Cubcrafters S2. (see Diana Votaw). I have always found taildraggers to be far more fun the tricycle aircraft. I am a student at University of Washington getting my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. * *...

What summer’s really about!

Diana Votaw’s having a great day giving rides in her Cubcrafters Sport Cub S2, N110CV.  Talk about pictures telling a story – no descriptions needed! * * * * * * * * Diana, teach this gal to fly, will ya!!  She’s a future taildragger pilot if I ever saw one!! Pictured above are pilot Diana Votaw with Jenna on the left, CeCe, Diana’s daughter Emily & coach Nick.  ...

Fantastic Beach Flight Video

If you like the Beach Boys AND taildraggers you’re going to love this Cub flight from Winter Haven, Florida to St. Pete’s Albert Whited Airport past the Skyway Bridge and along the coast.  Greg Scott says we can all enjoy his little video and wants everybody to know he does not own the rights to the music.  Hey, this one’s a guy thing  – lady taildraggers understand some of the boys love taildraggers too! *...

Chelsea Engberg  (California)

Chelsea Engberg (California)

Chelsea Engberg is based at Mesa Del Rey Airport, (KKIC) King City, California. I’m a CFI and MEI focusing on aerobatics now. I typically fly an Extra 300L and sometimes a Pitts S2C and S2B. I also have opportunity to fly a J3 Cub and am in the process of selling a Cubcrafters Sport Cub for my company. I think taildraggers are the best aircraft out there and am absolutely enthralled with aerobatics. I decided about 4 years ago that I wanted to dedicate my life to aerobatics and am working towards my goals of becoming a full-time aerobatic instructor and airshow pilot. I spend almost every waking moment at airports and every dime goes towards training…what can I say…I’m in love! My job includes flight instruction & managing of a flight school, ferrying an airshow team’s ride Extra 300L around the country along with lots of other odds and ends! I love meeting people who love flying and introducing those who haven’t gotten the bug yet to our wonderful world! *...

Diana Votaw’s Spring Flight Around STL

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!...

Flying a new Cubcrafters Sport Cub home

Here’s a post for everyone that has ever flown a truly monumental cross-country taildragger  flight and anyone that’s still plotting and planning where and how they are going to do it!   These shots were provided by our very own LLT’s Diana Votaw who purchased a new Cubcrafter’s Sport Cub S2 in 2008.  She picked it up at the factory in Yakima, Washington and departed on a solo cross-country flight back to her home near St. Louis, MO.   She took some incredible pictures on her flight home…… Diana Votaw is a CFI and is based at Hunter Field in Sparta Illinois. Here’s a link to Diana’s website: http://votawaviation.com/ Doing what it does best!...

Eastern Tennessee Fly-In in a Cubcrafters Sport Cub S2

Diana Votaw is based at KSAR, Sparta Airport in MO and sent these pictures from her  flight to the East Tennessee Fall Fly-In.   “The weather was pretty good and had great flying in and around Elizabethton, TN.” Trip to TN was fantastic. Weather on Monday was great for the flight down. No trouble. I met my Mom and we had a great day. Then Tuesday was rainy and I spent the day taking care of “honeydos” around the house. Tuesday night Dave surprised me with a drive down to stay and fly a couple of days. Wednesday we did a great hike by a waterfall that my Mom likes (she also likes the out of doors – but gets all kinds of motion sickness so no flying). Then we went flying in the afternoon. I was contacted by a local guy (Brett) that I met last year for some tailwheel instruction!! YEA!! I got to write the trip off on my taxes!! Thursday another guy coming to the flyin came and we flew to a couple of grass strips! Great fun. My first 600 foot grass strip uphill at full gross (Dave was in the back). Saturday was again kinda rainy so we did home stuff until late when we went flying again!  Flight back on Sunday was met with low ceilings in the morning and waiting for them to clear. I left about 10:30 or so, and had to scud run up Cumberland pass to break out in the clear. Visibility was quite good, ceilings just a bit low for hopping over the mountains....

Diana Votaw     (Missouri)

Diana Votaw (Missouri)

“I am 53 years old born 06-15-60, got my PPL when I was 17 and my CFI at 19.  Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Own and operate my own airplane (Cubcrafters Sport Cub S2) and airplane business.  I Love to take pictures and I’m trying to get better at aerial video!  Have three children and my oldest daughter, Julia, has her PPL and flies taildraggers when she can.” Diana is based at Creve Couer (1HO), St. Louis.     Here’s a link to Diana’s website: http://votawaviation.com/ This one is a new light sport aircraft site she’s trying to get going: http://lsaircraft.org/...