Lisa Leng     (Illinois)

Lisa Leng (Illinois)

Lisa Leng is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Poplar Grove, Illinois. I am currently flying a J3 Cub. I have also flown a Champ. I got my seaplane rating in a J3 Cub at Jack Browns in Florida. My husband and I have built a couple airplanes together and I am currently recovering a J3 Cub. As you can tell I have a thing for cubs ūüôā...

Martha Eney     (Maryland)

Martha Eney (Maryland)

Martha Eney is based at MD50, Chesapeake Ranch Airport, Lusby, Maryland. I soloed in 1982 in the J3 Cub that I now own. It has been flying since 1997, after a 3 year restoration. I bought it in 1985 as an insurance salvage after someone else rented it and wrecked it. One sweet ride! Everybody should have a Cub!...

Long Island Aviation

Long Island Aviation

I typed four words in YouTube, just 4 words, and some little treasures popped up. The words? “Long Island Aviation Club”. Thank you to David Schlick who discovered this first video and prompted my search. I got a kick out of the 1940’s lighthearted commentary nearly as much as the short but sweet video. My favorite, “the controls allow instant correction on the part of the pilot, like this overshot landing”. Yikes! Please tell me that was intentional and NOT an instant correction! Check out the footage that accompanies the comment and remember C. Maxwell Stanley’s famous quote….. “The J3 Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.” And there’s more!...

Nicki Ervin     (Illinois)

Nicki Ervin (Illinois)

Nicki Ervin is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Poplar Grove, Illinois. Currently, I am a flight instructor trying to accumulate flight hours in the hopes of becoming an airline pilot. I just recently received my tailwheel endorsement in a Cessna 140 and Piper Cub and it sure was a different experience than I was used to! It was a lot of fun training in the taildraggers and I look forward to teaching and helping other pilots receive their tailwheel endorsements....

Donna Perkins     (Arkansas)

Donna Perkins (Arkansas)

Donna Perkins is based at 9M8 Sheridan Municipal Airport, Sheridan, Arkansas. Aircraft:¬†1946 Piper J3 Cub &¬†1940 Waco UPF7 (newly acquired) I just bought a UPF7. I’m planning on giving rides to kids and having them sign the aircraft when done. I want to see how many signatures I can come up with before a total restoration. Right now, the tailwheel is being rebuilt. As soon as that is done, I hope to finish my checkout and get going. I’ve been flying since 1986. I ended my flying career as a Captain in a B727. Now I just fly for fun until I get the ride business going. A new age barnstorming kind of thing is what I am hoping for. As for taildraggers, it’s the 1946 J3, 1940 UPF7 and we are building a Steen Skybolt. My mailbox was pretty drab and falling over so one day I quipped I was going to paint it cub yellow. Next thing I know my better half is grabbing the saw and planer. My best friend is grabbing a sander and my awesome a&p is reaching for the spray gun. Then BAM! I have the coolest mailbox on the planet. If anyone is ever through the Central Arkansas area, certainly feel free to call! Donna Perkins...

Lara Gaerte     (Indiana)

Lara Gaerte (Indiana)

Lara Gaerte is based at KGWB,¬†De Kalb County Airport,¬†Auburn, Indiana. I’ve been a taildragger pilot (and a CFI) for nearly 20 years. I kept current in rented/borrowed aircraft for much of that time, although the tailwheel rentals in our area are becoming more scarce. I gave my husband his tailwheel endorsement about 5 years ago in a borrowed Stinson S108-2. We didn’t have anything to stay proficient in, so we bought a ’46 J3 Cub in 2010; it’s great fun! Last fall, we bought “new to us” ’91 Waco YMF5 for our next great adventure- giving biplane rides in Northeast Indiana. Lara Gaerte President Air Race Classic Inc Flight Instructor/Corporate Pilot at Century Aviation...

Terri Cole     (Texas)

Terri Cole (Texas)

Terri Cole is based at KATA,¬†Hall-Miller Municipal Airport,¬†Atlanta, Texas. I married into an aviation family 7 years ago, began flight instruction and now have my commercial, multi, and of course my tailwheel endorsement. I’ve logged just over 900 hours and 170 of that is taildragger. My husband and I are looking to crew a Citation Jet or King Air for a Part 91 operation. February 10, 2015 we started a cross country trip to deliver our Cub to its new owner in Port Townsend, WA. It took us 6 days, 37.6 hours of flight time, and we traveled 2198 nm. The trip was one I will treasure forever. The scenery was absolutely beautiful!...

AVWeb video “Cub vs. Champ” Shootout

AVWeb video “Cub vs. Champ” Shootout

Hot off the AVWeb press is lady taildragger pilot Elaine Kauh and co-presenter Paul Bertorelli comparing two great old taildraggers, the Aeronca Champ and the classic Piper J-3 Cub. It’s chocked full of nice flying video and commentary on the differences in how they fly. And for those thinking about purchasing a light sport aircraft, a few thoughts about flying a 60+ year old taildragger vs. a new light sport aircraft. Great little video that left me pondering only one unanswered question, “Elaine, would you buy the Champ or the Cub?!!”...

Michelle Carter     (California)

Michelle Carter (California)

Michelle Carter is based at KSZP, Santa Paula Airport, Santa Paula, California. My name is Michelle Carter, 22, and I received my Private Pilots license two summers ago at Santa Barbara Airport. Now you can find me at Santa Paula Airport flying a Piper J-3 Cub with my boyfriend, Sammy Mason. Nothing’s better than doing touch and go’s in the grass with the door open and the slide-slip rush of air on your face.¬†Recently I became a proud aircraft owner of a 1966 Cessna 150! We call it the Cremepuff around here. It has been slowly eating away in avgas expenses but I have been loving every penny of flying.  ...

Mary Griffiths:  J3 Cub & Beech 18

Mary Griffiths: J3 Cub & Beech 18

Author: ¬†Mary Griffiths My favorite taildraggers!!  ...

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