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The 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarships. For Ladies, By Ladies!

The 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarships. For Ladies, By Ladies!

Lady pilots, it’s time to apply for the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarships! I am thrilled to report we are offering SIX fantastic scholarships this year, each one more exciting than the next. I know you’re anxious to pore through them all and decide which one is... Read More »

Who do we know that has an open cockpit biplane?

Who do we know that has an open cockpit biplane?

The world’s most ambitious air rally, the 2018 Ushuaia2USA Vintage Air Rally, has announced the names of those chosen to compete in the 2018 air race – the “Lucky 15”. Out of 675 teams who applied, only 15 could be chosen, and three are LadiesLoveTail... Read More »

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Just because it’s got a wheel on the tail, doesn’t make it a taildragger

Just because it’s got a wheel on the tail, doesn’t make it a taildragger

Some things just throw me for a loop …. and I’m not talking ground loop. I’m sure you’ve been there too. You read or see something and get an instant gut reaction that hollers “This is just wrong”. One of those moments happened to me recently when I read an articl... Read More »

Julie Garside     (UK)

Julie Garside (UK)

Julie Garside is based at EGKE, Challock Airport, Kent, United Kingdom. Been flying for 36 years. Was a gliding instructor for 15 years but gave up due to lack of time when I became a display pilot with a formation Team (Tiger Club Turbulent Display Team). Currently own a PIK20D glider and have shar... Read More »

The Value of Great Tailwheel Instruction

The Value of Great Tailwheel Instruction

Wow, this lady taildragger pilot nailed it. The value of great tailwheel instruction comes through loud-and-clear in this testimonial from LLT member Donna Svoboda. Taildragger instructors, take note! Donna has logged nearly 5,000 hours, has worked flying pipeline patrol, and in 2017 completed const... Read More »

Will Fly For Food: Tennessee

Will Fly For Food: Tennessee

Hungry flyers near Tennessee need look no further than M93, Houston County Airport, for a delicious destination. If you have a hankering for a home cooked meal like grandma used to make, read on! Visit the Southernaire Restaurant in Stewart, Tennessee and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. On... Read More »

Cassandra (Cassie) Peterson     (Illinois)

Cassandra (Cassie) Peterson (Illinois)

Cassandra (Cassie) Peterson is based at C77 Poplar Grove Airport and 3CK Lake in the Hills Airport, Chicago, Illinois. Hi, everyone! I had a great time meeting many of you at the (LLT) fly-in at C77 in September. Even though I drove in this time, I finished my tailwheel endorsement in October, so ma... Read More »

Donna Svoboda     (Oregon)

Donna Svoboda (Oregon)

Donna Svoboda is based at Cottage Grove State Airport (61S), Cottage Grove, Oregon. Since I first posted on this site, 7 years have gone by and a lot has changed. For one I’ve added 700 hrs to my flight time, which for me is actually low, but I have a good excuse. Four of those yrs have been spent f... Read More »

Lady Glider Pilots, TV Commercial Needs You NOW!

Lady Glider Pilots, TV Commercial Needs You NOW!

Here ya go, lady glider pilots. It’s a chance to make some serious bucks flying a glider for a U.S. TV commercial. Skype interviews begin 11/8/17 and filming 12/2/17. Get on it ladies!! Hello! My name is Sarah Barton and I’m casting an Infiniti commercial looking for an experienced femal... Read More »

Are you cheating when you add ‘That Little Burst of Power’ ?

Are you cheating when you add ‘That Little Burst of Power’ ?

You see, every landing can and should be a practice for that day when the engine will fail and we will be flying a low performance glider. If we make most of our landings completely power-off from the time we are abeam the runway numbers until we are safely on the ground and rolling to a stop, we wi... Read More »

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

Big news from Kaitlin Mroz, the recently announced winner of the 3rd Quarter, Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship. Kaitlin won and, if you apply for their 4th Quarter scholarship, you might win too! Kaitlin wrote, “Pass it along to folks (women pilots only are eligible) looking for a full ride ... Read More »

Amy Hills     (Indiana)

Amy Hills (Indiana)

Amy Hills is based at 2R2, Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field, Indianapolis, Indiana. My name is Amy Hills. I have been absolutely fascinated by flight for as long as I can remember, in particular warbirds and the history of flight. I am not from an aviation family, nor did I know any avia... Read More »

 

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Our 12yo future LLT. Her school had a classmate's father come in to talk about his job as an airline pilot. During the Q&A at the end, she raised her hand and asked him if he had a tailwheel endorsement. Bet he didn't expect that. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our 12yo future LLT. Her school had a classmates father come in to talk about his job as an airline pilot. During the Q&A at the end, she raised her hand and asked him if he had a tailwheel endorsement. Bet he didnt expect that.

 

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Not many "Tailwheel" Commercial Planes left these days! 🙂

Well did he??

I put some time in flying this beautiful 1940 Cessna 140 yesterday. My first time taking off and landing a tail wheel airplane. I haven’t skidded so many tires since I was a teenager 😂! Going to use a grass strip for the next lesson. Sooo much fun though. Can’t wait to get that tail wheel endorsement and go back for some more aerobatic lessons in the Decathlon or the Extra with Patty Wagstaff! ... See MoreSee Less

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I put some time in flying this beautiful 1940 Cessna 140 yesterday. My first time taking off and landing a tail wheel airplane. I haven’t skidded so many tires since I was a teenager 😂! Going to use a grass strip for the next lesson. Sooo much fun though. Can’t wait to get that tail wheel endorsement and go back for some more aerobatic lessons in the Decathlon or the Extra with Patty Wagstaff!

 

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Production started that early?

Not sure what production you mean but Yes I guess so lol . If you tell me I may be able to expand on this.

I posted here because I thought this may be a woman power group in aviation to help encourage other women. I may be wrong about that.

Congrats and keep up the good work 👍🙏😊

So proud of you! It won't be the last time you skid tires, but it is always a fun learning experience.

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Judy Birchler updated the group photo in Ladies Love Taildraggers.
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Announcing the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers' scholarships!!

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Announcing the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers scholarships!!

http://www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/blog/the-2018-ladieslovetaildraggers-scholarships-for-ladies-by-ladies/

I think this speaks to all of us........

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Share this Wishes Delivered post and UPS will donate $1 to charity (up to $100,000).
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I love this story. I hope that little girl keeps chasing her dream.

Love this!!!👍👍👍

#Fred Johnson

This is so cool!!!!

best wishes n happy flying !!!!

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When you find this on your 1st graders school work... He made my day. 💛👩‍👦😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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When you find this on your 1st graders school work... He made my day. 💛👩‍👦😍

 

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someone thinks MOM pretty special Pilot !!!

I had the pleasure of flying N8525E, a 59’ Champ, to get my tailwheel endorsement last weekend! I received my PPL in October and I’m currently working on my instrument rating, but I needed a little bit of fun with some stick and rudder. Thanks to Desert Aero Club in Maricopa, Arizona. My instructor was Andy. Walked away with my endorsement as well as a new flying buddy/friend. Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less

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I had the pleasure of flying N8525E, a 59’ Champ, to get my tailwheel endorsement last weekend! I received my PPL in October and I’m currently working on my instrument rating, but I needed a little bit of fun with some stick and rudder. Thanks to Desert Aero Club in Maricopa, Arizona. My instructor was Andy. Walked away with my endorsement as well as a new flying buddy/friend. Cheers!

 

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Congratulations !

Congratulations Katelyn!!

Way to go!!

Congratulations! Welcome to taildraggin'!

Go Katelyn! So proud! Also.... wonder who your instrument instructor is? 🤔 Lol! Go you!!!

Congratulations Katelyn, and welcome to the ever increasing world of women in aviation.

Congrats!

Congrats

Congrats 😊🙏

Congratulations !

Congratulations!🎊

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Very nice.

'And always check spaces for evidence of birds...'