Vanessa Edwards is based at 7S3, Stark’s Twin Oaks Airpark, Hillsboro, Oregon. I’m an aviation fanatic! I work as an air traffic controller as my “day” job. I’m a CFI for gliders and airplanes, and a tow pilot when my schedule allows. I have a l... Read More »
Best Story Contest
The LadiesLoveTaildraggers Best Story Contest is now over. Thank you to everyone who entered their story and to all who voted! The winner of the SmileView mirror is …… Ginger Davidson from Lee Bottom Flying Field! Read Ginger’s wonderful story at The Grasshopper and I . . .
2014 Ladies love taildraggers Fly-in at gaston’s resort, arkansas!
Early arrivals start Thursday, May 29 and most wll fly home Sunday, June 1. All are welcome. 2014 LLT Fly-in The T-shirt design is nearly complete and sign up will be available soon. There’s a competing event at Gaston’s the same weekend so make your reservations now! Call Gaston’s Resort to get a cabin while they last.
To encourage women everywhere to have fun flying taildraggers!
This blog isn’t about ratings, hours in the logbook or owning an award winning airplane. It is about flying taildraggers just for the fun of it, introducing more women to aviation and encouraging women (and men) to join the wonderful world of conventional aircraft! The only requirement is having recorded time flying a tailwheel aircraft. We love student pilots too!
Time is running out to vote for your favorite Best Story contest entry! Come midnight Thursday, the person with the most “Likes” will win a SmileView Mirror for their (or a friend’s) tandem taildragger! This is a wonderful little gizmo that allows you to see and be seen by your passengers. I LOVE mine. Take away my GPS… take away my Ipad… just let me keep my mirror! To vote, open your favorite story and click “Like“. The Grasshopper and I . . . by Ginger Davidson (Contest Entry #10) Low and (very) Slow ... Read More »
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 who flew into farm fields to hop rides. They flew all day and at night slept under the wing of their plane. It seemed so magical I couldn’t wait for the... Read More »
Low and (very) Slow to Oshkosh, 2011 by Anne Wright Morning dawned at Ann Arbor, Michigan with a few little puffies in the distance, the Supercub was packed with clothes and camping gear, full fuel, new charts, and a restless desire to launch. An hour later, those little puffies in the distance became a solid 500’ overcast, prompting me to look for the nearest airport. Out my right window was Sturgis, MI, and so with no other traffic, I made a nice quick landing and taxied up to the FBO. They didn’t even know someone had landed (I love it when... Read More »
Weathered In At Pendleton Oregon Wheat Farmers, Cowboys, Wine, Eclectic Citizens and Colorful History by Victoria Bond In early October of 2008, I was flying my Piper Super Cub back from Yakima Washington returning home towards Salt Lake City, Utah. A storm was forecast between Yakima and Salt Lake, so when I left Yakima I knew that I would need to stop for a night or two. Since I left late in the afternoon, my plan was to stop in La Grande Oregon. I had been there before and knew there was a great FBO with courtesy cars and that La Grande had... Read More »
Here’s a video that will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of AirVenture 2013! Several of our LadiesLoveTaildraggers members participated in Wednesday’s ‘Vintage in Review’ program, hosted by Ray Johnson, including these proud taildragger owners. This year AirVenture celebrated radial engines so Stephanie and her C195 and Amy and her Stinson Gullwing V77 were invited to participate. They did such a great job as you’ll see in the video. Ray invited the ladies to dress in period clothing and Stephan... Read More »
Kathleen Hegenberger is based at KJZI Charleston Executive Airport, Charleston, South Carolina and KBZN Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Bozeman, Montana. Hi There! I fly an L19 Birddog that I have owned since 2002. I am the SC Liaison for the RAF and have flown the Birddog back and forth to Montana and to Alaska. We fly with friends into the backcountry of Montana and Idaho and have flown from SC to Maine landing only on grass strips. At one time we had his and her Birddogs, but now we have a Birddog and a Cirrus, our go somewhere ai... Read More »
Lynne Finley is based at St John the Baptist Parish Airport, Reserve, Louisiana. I started flying in a “new” Taylorcraft, a 105 horse model, back in 1986. After flying our 210 for many years, we’ve down-sized to a 1946 J-3. We have three generations flying it now and that makes all of us smile. Look forward to seeing everyone’s info. Lynne Finley Read More »