The big news is that my daughter, Janet, soloed over at Madras.
It was the first flight since the incident with the PA12. Perhaps there was no better combination of flight instruction and an airplane to fly that Flight Review in than Tony Zindel and the Outlaw 120.
Some of you may know about the recent incident which resulted in much damage to the Tailwheel Town PA12. Repairs are underway, but the airplane probably won't fly for another year.
The new syllabus that was started for the LLT Scholarship winners is now a reality. Judy Birchler from Ladies Love Taildraggers has presented two scholarships for it.
My pal, Walt Lasecki and I had a good time in his new Cessna 140 (well, new to him!) It was the first flight I'd had since the big snow and it felt good!
Y'know what? I don't think that the PA12 has been out of the hangar for the last two weeks, so much snow has accumulated at the Sisters airport and my neighborhood adjoining it.
Copies of "Swoop" are still available! If you'd like an autographed copy, just email me and I'll get one to you. They're only twenty bucks and the payment and book can cross in the mail!
We got the Duckbox Crash simulator finished and Jessica and I went out and did a bunch of runs on it. Walt Lasecki took a bunch of pics of the hit and, regardless of whether anyone understood what we were doing, it was a great success and depended on the skill of the pilots to successfully smack the box. I have more cardboard and will offer this to selected pilots in the future.
Weather has slowed us down a bit, but Jess is doing great and trying some things that she'd never done before. More Tailwheelers are scheduled for the future. Now, HERE'S the fun news! I Just Dreamed Up Another One! Or "The Forward Slip with a Constant Course"...
Work continues both on the second collection of stories and also "Airshow Pilot" the story of 14 years in the airshow business. I'll certainly let everyone knows when those two are finished. They might each be a very fun read!