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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... 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... Read More »

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To encourage women everywhere to have fun flying taildraggers!

This blog isn’t about sitting on the ground dreaming about flying. It’s about empowering women to live their dream of flying a taildragger – just for the fun of it! We introduce ladies to aviation and encourage women to join the wonderful world of conventional gear aircraft. Ladies, membership is free. Please join us!

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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 »

Sentimental Journey Fly‐In Announces Flight Training Scholarship to Honor Leah Jones

Sentimental Journey Fly‐In Announces Flight Training Scholarship to Honor Leah Jones

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, October 30, 2017‐ In March of 2017, Sentimental  Journey, the annual fly‐in that celebrates Piper Aircraft Corporation’s heritage in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, along with Amy Gesch, Sentimental Journey member and fly‐in attendee, established a scholarship to aid those with a... Read More »

Katie Dralle     (California)

Katie Dralle (California)

Katie Dralle is based at KLVK, Livermore Municipal Airport, Livermore, California. (San Francisco area) My husband Matt had a stroke almost two years ago and he has flown since he was 10 years old. Flying is his world and after the stroke we were worried about the medical so I started taking lessons... Read More »

Debbie Cheney     (California)

Debbie Cheney (California)

Debbie Cheney is based at KRIR, Flabob Airport, Riverside, California. First date in 1980 with my now husband, watching him practice touch and goes in his 65hp Luscombe. Always enthusiastic about aviation, but too frightened to tackle lessons of my own. That all changed in 2007 with our purchase of ... Read More »

Wish I’d had his astounding smarts!

Wish I’d had his astounding smarts!

I don’t usually post this stuff, at least when a female isn’t involved, but you’ve got to see this. A 6 year old boy went to meet an Etihad Airways’ pilot in the cockpit and this is what happened. Read More »

Kathryn Brenner     (Illinois)

Kathryn Brenner (Illinois)

Kathryn Brenner is based at 88C, Palmyra Municipal Airport, Palmyra, Wisconsin. I’ve wanted to fly since I was three. I recently earned my sport license and I’m going into maintenance. Ratings: Sport Pilot with taildragger Aircraft flown: Sky Arrow CTLS Champion Taylorcraft Dream Taildragger: Cub Th... Read More »

Fiona Macaskill     (UK)

Fiona Macaskill (UK)

Fiona Macaskill is based at EGBJ, Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, England, UK. I’ve been flying fixed wing since 2013 but flew paragliders for 25 years before that. I love flying adventures and have flown in Australia, New Zealand, round Europe as well as the UK. I’m learning to fly ... Read More »

My Flight of Self Discovery

My Flight of Self Discovery

I just returned from a whirlwind, solo flight RT from Indianapolis, Indiana to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Once there, my Decathlon and I circled the enormous metroplex, 180 miles +/-, and poked ourselves in and out under the Class B Airspace as we saw fit. Ground covered; approx 1,700 statute miles in... Read More »

Janet Davidson     (Maryland)

Janet Davidson (Maryland)

Janet Davidson is based at KFDK, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. I’m Scottish, lived in the USA since 2001 after being fortunate enough to move here with my husband. I flew for the airlines in the UK, had a part share in an L-4 Cub, then owned a Nanchang CJ-6A, which I brought with... Read More »

 

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My man just brought my engagement ring in to get fitted... for wheels until we can work out some good ski dollies. Couldnt be happier.  Can not wait to fly her!

 

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Best "ring" ever!

Keeper. 8^)

Sometimes I have a hard time explaining where I fly out of... A month ago Cubbin somewhere in the Pacific Northwest 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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I've been wanting to share a few photos from my exciting week with you all! I passed my PPL Checkride on Monday in my favorite little T-craft, and these photos show my shear excitement upon return to my home airport. My first passenger was my sweet little girl and she loved every minute of it. She said, "Soooo, this is what it looks like up here, Mommy!" I wanted to tell you all, Thank you for your encouragement and support along this journey. I've always said that dreams really do come true for little girls who grow up to be woman full of passion. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Ive been wanting to share a few photos from my exciting week with you all! I passed my PPL Checkride on Monday in my favorite little T-craft, and these photos show my shear excitement upon return to my home airport.  My first passenger was my sweet little girl and she loved every minute of it. She said, Soooo, this is what it looks like up here, Mommy!  I wanted to tell you all, Thank you for your encouragement and support along this journey. Ive always said that dreams really do come true for little girls who grow up to be woman full of passion. ❤️

 

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Congratulations!

Congrats!!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!!!

What a wonderful completion of a lot of hard work.

woohoo! congratulations!

Congratulations!!! What a special first flight for you two to have together! 😊

Amazing!

Awesome!!! Love your passion and great pictures!!!!

Way to do it - congratulations!

Congratulations

Awesome, congratulations....and you couldn't have picked a better bird to do it in!! Fly safe and enjoy.

Congratulations!!!

Great accomplishment congratulations

Congratulations and a neat plane.(I own a Tcraft also)

😊👍God bless 🙏

Congratulations🎉 amazing feeling, right?

Awesome, one of my favorite tail draggers...

Well done, young lady!

Congratulations!!!

Wooo hooo congrats!

That's really great. It is very difficult to find a check airman who will give you your rating in a taildragger.

Gives me chills.....congratulations. Love it that you took your little girl as your first passenger.

Well done - and so much more to do now!

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Valerie Thal-Slocum shared Vintageairrally's post to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.
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Please support Amy and Val and the Cessna 195 in the Vintage Air Rally! Like here and go to the Vintage Air Rally site and share with your friends, so they can like!!

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Well this is probably the most unexpected #cheerleader for one of our teams we've had till now 😉 : Lamb Chop with entertainer and Emmy award winner, Mallory Lewis! Even better, it seems Lamb Chop is looking for a ride with Val Thal-Slocum and Amy Hoffpauir during the #Ushuaia2USA rally. Well at least Lamb Chop won't need a flying jacket like most of the others crew members... Will he get along with #VultureVinny though? #VintageAirRally #lambchop
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Send Lamp Chop with Val and Amy to the Vintage Air Rally!

Lamb Chop should go!

Yes! Lambchop should go for sure

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Today's Rock Steady customer shot. Awesome shot Nikki, thank you so much for sharing and supporting Flight Flix.
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Webinar this evening, gals.Loss of Control in Flight with Rich Stowell and Patty Wagstaff
Live webinar Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8:00 pm. Sign up for Master Wings credit at www.GoldSealGroundSchool.com/LIVE
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Judy Birchler updated the group photo in Ladies Love Taildraggers.
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I took this picture 'of a picture' at the Indiana State Fair this summer. It was a youth entry but that's all I know. I'd love to find out this story - photo is by "Gary"!?

I really like this picture. I hope you find the artist 🙂

Love it!!!! Thanks Judy!