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Vicky Pietsch    (Germany)

Vicky Pietsch (Germany)

Vicky Pietsch is based at EDRZ (Zweibrücken) and EDRP (Pirmasens) in the southwest of Germany. Long story short: I started learning to fly three years ago as a “pedestrian” at the age of 28 at a local club and got my license almost two years ago. Today, I am prou... Read More »

Bronson MacDonald     (Colorado)

Bronson MacDonald (Colorado)

Bronson MacDonald is based at 34CD, Elk Park Ranch Airport, Allenspark, Colorado. I’m single, 45 years old and live on an 80 acre ranch with a 1800’ grass airstrip, 34CD, aka Elk Park. I live here in trade for helping my friend maintain his off the grid house. I love t... Read More »

Join LadiesLoveTaildraggers for a week of Ghostly Flying Fun! September 30 – October 6, 2018. This year, instead of a traditional LLT fly-in, we’ll be flying together across 6 states on a Haunted Flying Tour. Join us for just one leg or the entire week!

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Our Mission

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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Jamie Lay     (Alaska)

Jamie Lay (Alaska)

Jamie Lay is based at PASX, Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, Alaska. I moved to Alaska after graduating from the University of Colorado with a BS in Biochemistry for my first job. I was living on a lake and immediately fell in love with taildraggers! Throughout the summer float planes were constantly tak... Read More »

Tammie Searles     (Texas)

Tammie Searles (Texas)

Tammie Searles is based at T82, Gillespie County Airport, Fredericksburg, Texas. I soloed a Schweizer 233 on my 14th birthday. I’m from a flying family. I’ve been a glider instructor, tow pilot (Pawnees) and general recreational pilot. Ratings: SEL, MEL, CFIG, Commercial Glider Aircraft ... Read More »

Joyce Corcoran     (Maryland)

Joyce Corcoran (Maryland)

Joyce Corcoran is based at KMTN, Martin State Airport, Baltimore, Maryland. Licensed in 2015. Learned to fly and took my checkride in a taildragger. Enjoy flying with my husband who is an RV-8 taildragger pilot. Ratings: Private Pilot Aircraft flown: Decathlon, C152, C172 Dream taildragger: Extra &n... Read More »

Ladies Love Taildraggers 2018 Video!!

Ladies Love Taildraggers 2018 Video!!

This new LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ video is buzzing with excitement and CONFIDENCE!  Crank up the volume then smile when you see your favorite lady taildragger pilot.  🙂 Music: “Confident” by Demi Lavato   Read More »

Ryan PT22 Recruit Ferry Flight, by Sarah Rovner

Ryan PT22 Recruit Ferry Flight, by Sarah Rovner

Sarah Rovner is founder & CEO of Full Throttle Aviation, a company that offers ferry pilot services and aircraft delivery. She is also captain at Skywest Airline and writes one of the best aviation blogs you’ll find. When it comes to ferrying aircraft, Sarah and Full Throttle Aviation cove... Read More »

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

LADIES LOVE TAILDRAGGERS HAUNTED FLYING TOUR September 30 – October 6, 2018 JOIN US FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK OF GHOSTLY FLYING FUN! Taildraggers expected – Nosedraggers accepted Camp under your wing or carpool to motels All adventurous flyers welcome! For those that choose to begin on Day 1, o... Read More »

A Fresh RV-4 Perspective by Emilie Phillips

A Fresh RV-4 Perspective by Emilie Phillips

Guest post by Emilie Phillips. Emilie invites you to follow her on her blog at https://j3.org/topics/flying/ A Fresh RV-4 Perspective Author Emilie Phillips “6 1 Alpha Whiskey” ATC broadcast over the radio, “confirm you have information Tango, landing runway 35.” “6 1 Alpha Whiskey has Tango” I affi... Read More »

Announcing the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship Winners!

Announcing the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship Winners!

I am thrilled to announce this year’s LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship winners! SIX taildraggers scholarships, all made possible by your generous donations. Thank you from me, and thank you from these very happy ladies! Scholarship #1: Tailwheel Endorsement by Carol Walker of Big Q Av... Read More »

A J-5 named Beatrice (The oldest J-5 Cub still flying!)

A J-5 named Beatrice (The oldest J-5 Cub still flying!)

Thanks to Jerry Griggs from Wichita, Kansas for submitting this great story. And special thanks to Brooke Tribley for taking the path less traveled – vintage aircraft ownership and taildragger flying! I bought my first airplane in 1972, a 1940 Piper J-5, but only kept it about two years …... Read More »

Women Wise AWEsome Adventures, June 27 – July 1

Women Wise AWEsome Adventures, June 27 – July 1

I am delighted I was invited to speak at this year’s WWaa gathering in Cascade, Idaho, appropriately translated ‘Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures’. Woohoo, I’m flying to Idaho this June! Cool for me but better yet, Christina Tindle has put together another super event for women ... Read More »

Oh, SH*#, that wasn’t supposed to happen!

Oh, SH*#, that wasn’t supposed to happen!

Thank you to James Schrag, the first person to submit a ‘confession’ in the “What Was I Thinking?” story series. James tells his story beautifully and tops it off with a YouTube video of the moment it happened “…the nose dropped out and headed down”. This is... Read More »

Kritika Vincent     (India)

Kritika Vincent (India)

Kritika Vincent is based at VIDP, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India. I moved to the United States at the age of 18 to pursue my Bachelors degree and stayed another year to gain experience in the Aviation field as a Flight Instructor in Florida. In addition, I served as the Presid... Read More »

What Was I Thinking?

What Was I Thinking?

When it comes to flying, please tell me I’m not the only pilot who’s done something really stupid. I look back on one particular day in my flying life and think, “You idiot, what were you thinking? That was a really bad idea and could have turned out seriously bad.” My story ... Read More »

No airplanes or pilots were harmed in the making

No airplanes or pilots were harmed in the making

Giving airplane rides, especially to non-flyers, is one of the greatest gifts pilots can give. Doesn’t matter if the passenger is young or old. Doesn’t matter if it’s the next-door neighbor, a friend-of-a-friend, a co-worker or the kid who’s always hanging around the airport.... Read More »

Summer Papple     (Canada)

Summer Papple (Canada)

Summer Papple is based at her family’s farm strip near CSX7, Sexsmith/Exeter Airport, Ontario, Canada. Our son started flight training in 2012, at age 12, with money he’d earned working on our farm. My husband and I figured that at our age we couldn’t justify the cost of learning t... Read More »

 

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Vicky Pietsch    (Germany)

Vicky Pietsch (Germany)

Vicky Pietsch is based at EDRZ (Zweibrücken) and EDRP (Pirmasens) in the southwest of Germany. Long story short: I started learning to fly three years... Read More »

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