Tiger Club Invades Gatwick, UK

Pictures courtesy of Richard Foord @ Richard.Foto4@btinternet.com.  Thank you, Richard, and also to Nic Orchard for sending the link on the Tiger Moth’s flying adventures over Gatwick in the UK.  This was one rare event for some lucky GA flyers, thanks to the volcanic eruption. Moth Formation “This was probably a ” once in a lifetime ” opportunity and was hastily put together by enthusiastic Tiger Club members within a very short space of time while having a cup of tea and a piece of cake – a few phone calls later and all the usual reprobates arrived and after a briefing we were ready to go. This shows the true spirit of the Tiger Club and sport aviation – that’s what flying is all about – having jolly good fun !!  A total of thirteen aircraft formed the Balbo.” Look close * The big guys sit on the ground while the Moths get to fly! * Over Gatwick * Bucker & Druine Turbulent, UK * Wow! Pictures from this link: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick...

Bette Bach Fineman  (Arizona)

Bette Bach Fineman (Arizona)

Bette Bach Fineman is based at Montezuma Airport (19AZ) Camp Verde, Arizona, and says she has owned a total of 14 airplanes, all but one a taildragger! I flew right seat in taildraggers from 1957 to 1968, when I finally soloed my first Aeronca Champ.  Got my license in 1970, graduated to a DeHavilland Tiger Moth in 1972 and have owned 14 airplanes (only one of which was not a taildragger),  but no more than three at any one time! Bette’s first Champ in 1968 – All six of my children flew before they were born.  Both husbands were/are flight instructors who encouraged my career which has included aerial photography, flying formation for other photographers, ferrying antiques and classics across the country, running a Vermont soaring school with another single mother, editing aviation books and doing some of my own writing. I published my book “Patterns: Tales of Flying and of Life” a couple of years ago.   We live at a residential airpark, with my third Champ in the hangar, and just sold a Cessna 180. Sadly, recently retired from solo flight due to limited eyesight. For more about Bette’s amazing life check out Winged Victory: Interview with Bette Bach Fineman...

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