Ladies, we need a lady to fly her Cessna 180 to KCMH, Columbus, Ohio, April 17, 2014 This very special flight will be part of a celebration of Jerrie Mock’s historic flight around the world and return back to her home in Columbus. Please see Wendy Hollinger’s inv... Read More »
Karen Kalishek is based at KGRB, Austin Straubel International Airport, Green Bay, Wisconsin. I began flying at the mid-century mark, got bitten by the aviation bug and have become increasingly passionate about flying over the past 8 years. Only a few weeks into lessons I di... Read More »
Lucia Galgano is based at KCMA, Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California. Even though I own a Bonanza, my favorite airplane is a Citabria. Nothing like the visibility of the high wing tandem Citabria. Currently, I am a new CFI who is transitioning to the back seat — wh... Read More »
LLT is hosting TWO fly-ins in 2014! The 1st, the largest and the one open to both ladies and gentlemen, is our LLT Fly-in at Gaston’s Resort, Arkansas!
Early arrivals start Thursday, May 29 and most will fly home Sunday, June 1. Details & Registration Form 2014 LLT Fly-in. This year pre-registration is required! Call Gaston’s Resort to get a cabin while they last.
Our 2nd Fly-in is “Ladies Only” and will be held in North Carolina on a beautiful 3000′ x 100′ turf runway!
Our host will be lady taildragger pilot Julie Jetzer at Long Island Airport, NC26, June 20-21-22, 2014. Details and registration at LLT North Carolina Summer Fly-in. Pre-registration required. Please come and meet your fellow female aviators for a fun taildraggin’ ladies weekend!
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!
Taildragger, I hate your guts, I have license, ratings and such, But to make you go straight is driving me nuts. With hours of teaching And the controls in my clutch, It takes a little rudder – no less, A little too much. You see, I learned to fly in a tricycle gear, With one up front and two back here. She was sleek and clean and easy to steer; But this miserable thing with wires and struts, Takes a little bit of rudder, easy, That’s too much. It demands your attention on take-off roll, Or it’ll head toward the boonies as you pour on the coal.... Read More »
Wendy Hinchcliffe is based at Spanhoe Airport, Spanhoe, England. I learned to fly straight after leaving school in the 1970s in a Cessna Aerobat. After getting my licence I joined a group flying a Chipmunk which I had seen flying and fallen in love with. Also met my husband there!! Bought a Piper PA20 Pacer with a friend and we had a lot of fun going to fly-ins and events. Stopped flying to start a family but got bitten by the bug again when I had a flight to celebrate my 50th birthday Re-validated my licence and have since flown a Super Cub an... Read More »
Ladies, FlyQuest is hosting an event for the Women of Aviation Week on March 8th, 10am – 2pm at Madison Executive Airport, MDQ, Alabama. I was hoping I could get some of the ladies and their taildraggers to come to the event. With this being the first year we are hosting this event, I can’t give you an idea of how many girls/women will attend. We have sent the flyers out to Huntsville City Schools, Madison City Schools, and the Girl Scouts of NA. Please have anyone email me if they plan on flying in and would like their airplane to be a static ... Read More »
Lindsay Petre is based at KDXR, Danbury Municipal Airport, Danbury, Connecticut. I’m a private pilot/aviation enthusiast who started flying late(ish) in life and wish I had done it sooner! I own a c-152 but once I got my private ticket I went on to get a seaplane rating and am currently doing a tailwheel endorsement in a J-3. Both of these have been so much fun! In the spring I intend to start aerobatics in a Pitts S-2. Right now we CT flyers are just miserable with the endless snowstorms…. Aviate, Navigate, Communicate Lindsay Petr... Read More »
My Adventure Story Indianapolis to Silicon Valley flying our “new” taildragger, a 1946 Cessna 140 Why would anyone buy an aeroplane from their home State and miss out on fun like this? We have just bought a 1946 Cessna 140 and this is the story of how we flew Hamachi from frozen Indianapolis to San Carlos, California armed with only a couple of spanners, one of both types of screwdriver and a roll of duct tape…………. I wish but we simply could not help ourselves and throw in a couple of additional items that we thought might come in h... Read More »
Applications now being accepted for the 1st LadiesLoveTaildraggers Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship
Are you a female nose-wheel pilot who would like to earn a tailwheel endorsement? Here’s your chance to win not only a free endorsement with Brian Lansburgh at Sisters Airport in Oregon but paid expenses to get you to Oregon and back home again! Applications are now being accepted for the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship.Thanks to the generosity of Brian Lansburgh and Tailwheelers Journal as well as cash donations by many others, one qualified female applicant will receive her tailwheel endorsement in 2014. Online ... Read More »
Sandra Proulx is based at CYAV, St. Andrews Airport, Manitoba, Canada. I am a Class 1 Flight Instructor (highest rating of instructor in Canada) at Harv’s Air, at St Andrews Airport in Manitoba, Canada. I’ve been flying for 13 years, and been flying taildraggers for most of that time as well. I learned how to fly a Citabria shortly after completing my Private Pilot Licence, and did my aerobatic rating as well. I’ve had experience flying in Citabrias, Pawnee, Cessna 140 and 170, and a Taylorcraft. I towed gliders for a couple o... Read More »