Happy Holidays from LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com!! If you think you’re not gonna LOVE this video check out what they’re saying on the TeamKitfox.com website. The “Ladies” are at it again! Yup! It’s THAT most important time of year, AGAIN, and that... Read More »
Thank you to New Zealand lady taildragger pilot Olivia Henwood for sending in this update and beautiful pictures. This world is a beautiful place! I have just moved to Mount Cook in the South Island of New Zealand. It is a very beautiful place right amongst the mountains. Th... 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 with 296 “Likes” posted to the web... Read More »
Do you have a flying Story to tell?
The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Best Story Contest” may be over but that doesn’t mean the stories have to end. Email your story and pictures to www.LadyTaildraggers@gmail.com for posting.
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!
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 little boy, and when he’s older I plan to build an RV…haven’t decided on a model yet though. Vanessa Edwards A side note from Judy: This airpark is home to an amazing number of lady taildragger pilots. Besides Vanessa Edwards - Linda Fore, Vanessa Jump Nelso... Read More »
Special Day – A Keeper by Mary Ellen Thomson If you just opened this, please read it and “LIKE” as I was late to the Ladies Love Taildraggers contest and need votes…as you roll your eyes..c’mon!!! I’m desperate…;-) My story is about the people that are part of my life journey relating to flying. I have so many memories that lay embedded inside me and like a photo album only I can see the visions that I have created and only I can picture these slots of memories the way, I remember them…I want to... Read More »
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 »