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The inside “spin” on Emergency Maneuver Training with Jeanne MacPherson

The inside “spin” on Emergency Maneuver Training with Jeanne MacPherson

Many thanks to 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers scholarship winner Shalyn Marchetti for detailing beautifully what Emergency Maneuver Training with Jeanne MacPherson is all about. Jeanne operates Mountain AirDance, Helena, Montana, and is a past ‘Montana Pilot of the Year&#... Read More »

Pat Hockett     (Kansas)

Pat Hockett (Kansas)

Pat Hockett is based at 51K, Cedar Air Park, Olathe, Kansas. I soloed in 1971 and am a flight instructor. I flew banners for several years, own and manage a privately owned public use airport (51K), have manufactured aircraft parts and assist in maintaining my own airplanes.... 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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Christi Masi     (Washington)

Christi Masi (Washington)

Christi Masi is based at KBFI, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington. I fly a Murphy Rebel Elite built by my husband. The plane’s first flight was in 2000 and it’s taken me this long to finally tackle the challenge. I started flying in 2016 with a club. I changed to flying our plane at the end of ... Read More »

You are invited!

You are invited!

They say the best things in life are free —- and it certainly holds true when it comes to our “Indy Grass Strips” fun fly-out this Saturday, August 11. EAA members who join us get bonus points (or at least extra donuts!) You are invited to fly along with us on the 2018 Indy Grass S... Read More »

Lynn Harbinson     (Washington)

Lynn Harbinson (Washington)

Lynn Harbinson is based at KPSC, Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, Washington. I am a wife, a mother, a veterinarian and I love to fly. Ratings: ASEL, Instrument, AGI. Working on commercial with goal of CFI. Aircraft flown: C172, C182, Piper Arrow, Beechcraft Bonanza, Piper Cub, Citabria 7ECA Thoughts on t... Read More »

A Find for Aviation Book Lovers

A Find for Aviation Book Lovers

This post is meant for collectors of historical aviation books, those in the habit of searching beyond Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On our flight around the rim we found a hidden treasure at Byrd Aviation Books near Williamsburg, Virginia thanks to a suggestion from Supercub pilot Bill Tracy. Weat... Read More »

Marilynn Laird     (Washington)

Marilynn Laird (Washington)

Marilynn Laird is based at W55, Kenmore Air Harbor, Seattle, Washington. Single, senior citizen; 50+ years in all aspects of the aviation industry, aviation historian, published. Most recent aircraft Quality Engineer, I do aviation related consulting; facilitating, research and location of aircraft,... Read More »

Karen Leckey     (South Carolina)

Karen Leckey (South Carolina)

Karen Leckey is based at KLBE, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Started flying in college on Cessna 152, 172, 172RG, Duchess. Got my first job in a King Air 90 & 200. Flew for a total of 15 years in corporate/charter flying King Airs, Citation jets, Hawker jets. Most recent... Read More »

Grass Roots Tailwheel Training now available at Columbus, OH

Grass Roots Tailwheel Training now available at Columbus, OH

I have great news for anyone in the Columbus, Ohio area anxious to get a tailwheel endorsement or time in a Cessna 140. LLT member Christine Mortine is now offering instruction in her beautiful C140 “Bluebird” and she’s anxious to spread the word. Christine is based at KOSU and off... Read More »

Taryn Pemberton     (Washington)

Taryn Pemberton (Washington)

Taryn Pemberton is based at KSFF, Felts Field Airport, Spokane, Washington. I was raised on a grass airport that my father and mother own, Applegate Airport (15MO). I believe my first airplane ride was around 2 weeks of age with my father, Harve Applegate, in his Cessna 170. I started attending Oshk... Read More »

Annabel McSpadden     (Virginia)

Annabel McSpadden (Virginia)

Annabel McSpadden is based at KFDK, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. I am a recent college graduate from William & Mary. My dad is my CFI, and last week I soloed in our Super Cub! In August I will start graduate school for counseling psychology. My dream is to complete my PhD an... Read More »

Peggy Tucker     (Louisiana)

Peggy Tucker (Louisiana)

Peggy Tucker is based at a private airstrip, 68LS, Myrtle Grove Airport, Waterproof, Louisiana across the levee of the Mississippi River. I am married to pilot hubby Doc Charles Tucker and we enjoy aviation together. I’ve been a pilot for 7 years, living in Waterproof, LA, and we own a Texan A... Read More »

Lucky to have been where it’s so hard to say goodbye

Lucky to have been where it’s so hard to say goodbye

Like Jim Nabors sang at more than 35 Indianapolis 500 races, I’m “back home in Indiana” after an incredible week at AirVenture. OSH, you continue to be my favorite hello and hardest goodbye.   I’m lucky to have been where it’s so hard to say goodbye. Read More »

Ladies Love Taildraggers Day at Vintage In Review OSH!

Ladies Love Taildraggers Day at Vintage In Review OSH!

Many thanks to Ray Johnson, host of AirVenture’s daily program ‘Vintage in Review’ for declaring today ‘Ladies Love Taildraggers Day’! That’s about as cool as it gets and I assure you, three lady taildragger pilots and their pretty birds represented us well. Today... Read More »

Checking in from AirVenture 2018

Checking in from AirVenture 2018

It’s high time I checked in from THE BIG SHOW –  AirVenture 2018! It’s been a crazy-busy couple days since touching down on 36 Right just before they shut down arrivals for the day on Sunday. Instead of Indy, this year my flight to OSH began at Atchison, Kansas where I’d just... Read More »

Amelia Earhart’s Legacy Lives On

Amelia Earhart’s Legacy Lives On

If you have a “thing” about Lockheed Electra’s, Hudson automobiles (that have a surprising history) or the mystery of Amelia Earhart, you just might love this post. This week I had an unexpected treat – spending a few days at the Amelia Earhart festival in Atchinson, Kansas. ... Read More »

Amelia Earhart Festival, Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Festival, Atchison, Kansas

Hard to believe but true, I am at the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kansas. Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum The Amelia Earhart Festival is an annual event that celebrates not only Earhart’s flying career, but also the spirit of adventure she possessed and the determination that took he... Read More »

 

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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 lad... Read More »

The 2017 LLT Fly-in VIDEO!!!

The 2017 LLT Fly-in VIDEO!!!

Pump up your volume then sit back and enjoy the 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Fly-in video! How in the world did we do it all in just 3 day... Read More »

Summertime 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Video!

Summertime 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Video!

The number of lady taildragger pilots appears to be growing and so does the fun they’re having. If you’re a tailwheel pilot that’s g... Read More »

‘Let It Shine’, LadiesLoveTaildraggers New Video!!

‘Let It Shine’, LadiesLoveTaildraggers New Video!!

Ladies, here’s your latest video which leaves no doubt you love flying your taildraggers — or anybody else’s! Cheers to the Popular ... Read More »

Merry Christmas 2015 video from LadiesLoveTaildraggers!

Merry Christmas 2015 video from LadiesLoveTaildraggers!

Merry Christmas to you from our lady taildragger pilots! Many ladies submitted pictures and videos and the combined collection turned into an oh-so-ch... Read More »

LLT YouTube Video ‘Got My Mind Set On YOU!’

LLT YouTube Video ‘Got My Mind Set On YOU!’

Ladies, here’s a blast from the past with pilots and planes you just might recognize! It’s the “Got My Mind Set On YOU!” Ladie... Read More »

‘I Fly Because I Can’ LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Video

‘I Fly Because I Can’ LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Video

Hope you enjoy this new LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ video! There’s a lot to love about taildraggers – and the ladies who fly them! For d... Read More »

The Gals that Blazed The Trail – Then & Now Video

The Gals that Blazed The Trail – Then & Now Video

Girls, hope you enjoy this latest LadiesLoveTaildraggers video. Like most of you, I am in awe of and have a true appreciation for all the women pilots... Read More »

“Ladies Who Fly” Video

“Ladies Who Fly” Video

Hot off the press, the new “Ladies Who Fly” ….. Taildraggers video! See some fantastic shots of some of the beautiful sights the gir... Read More »

New Ladies Love Taildraggers “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” Video

New Ladies Love Taildraggers “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” Video

Hope you enjoy this new Lady Taildraggers video! It was fun adding some of our new taildragger gals and new pictures from some that have been on LLT a... Read More »

JOIN US FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK OF GHOSTLY FLYING FUN!  September 29 – October 6, 2018

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LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fall Haunted Flying Tour