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My Frightening Hangar Door

My Frightening Hangar Door

Once again, at my home base, MQJ, an electric bi-fold hangar door came crashing down. For the 3 individuals standing close by, both inside and outside the hangar, it was their lucky day. Had they been walking under the door or pushing their aircraft in or out, it would have ... Read More »

Lucy Anne McKosky     (Ohio)

Lucy Anne McKosky (Ohio)

Lucy Anne McKosky is based at KMWO, Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field, Middletown, Ohio. I came to flying late in life. I started in gliders and added a light sport endorsement for power after we acquired an Aeronca Champ. Ratings: Private Pilot, Glider, Light sport End... 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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Jamie MacDonald     (Canada)

Jamie MacDonald (Canada)

Jamie MacDonald is based at CYZF, Yellowknife Airport, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The love started off with the knowledge of my great-grandfather being in active duty during WW2 on the Avro Lancaster Bomber, as a rear gunner. Ratings: CPL, MIFR, ATPL, Taildragger Aircraft flown: c17... Read More »

Ellen Robbins flies with Carol Walker of Big Q Aviation!

Ellen Robbins flies with Carol Walker of Big Q Aviation!

I’m very happy to post this follow up from the winner of our Big Q Aviation, LadiesLoveTaildraggers Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship, Ellen Robbins of Washington state. “I had such an amazing time in Texas and am more delighted than ever that I won this particular scholarship. Carol was... Read More »

Fiona Horne     (U.S. Virgin Islands)

Fiona Horne (U.S. Virgin Islands)

Fiona Horne is based at TIST, Cyril E. King International Airport, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. My first 100 hours were logged in a Citabria Decathlon – I flew hammerheads (my favorite maneuver) in the skies above KMIT, Shafter Airport in California. Ratings: Commercial, SEL, MEL, Instrume... Read More »

AirVenture 2018 ‘LadiesLoveTaildraggers Event Registration’

AirVenture 2018 ‘LadiesLoveTaildraggers Event Registration’

AirVenture (OSH) is the one place on earth not to be missed by lady taildragger pilots. Other than our annual LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ gathering, it’s my favorite fly-in destination of the year. If you’re a lady taildragger pilot, or want to be a taildragger pilot, get yourself to Oshkosh... Read More »

Today Jodie Gawthrop is a Private Pilot!

Today Jodie Gawthrop is a Private Pilot!

We have a new private pilot! It turns out that Jodie Gawthrop is FAR more than an average 18 year old with dreams of flying. Today she got the job done, earned her ticket, and I’m very proud of her. I met Jodie just a few days ago, right here in Indianapolis, her home since moving to Indy with... Read More »

Talia Ellis     (Australia)

Talia Ellis (Australia)

Talia Ellis is based at YPDN, Darwin International Airport, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. I am the Chief Pilot of a small General Aviation company specialising in charter and touring. We operate a C208EX and a C210. Ratings: Multi-Engine Gas Turbine ME IFR Night Rating Low Level Aerial Stoc... Read More »

Ann Beeghly     (California)

Ann Beeghly (California)

Ann Beeghly was most recently based at KDGL, Douglas Municipal Airport, Arizona and is considering KSNA, John Wayne-Orange County Airport, Santa Ana, California. Ann is a member of the 99’s based at KSNA. I flew a couple hours in a PA-18-180 recently and really got inspired to f... Read More »

Kim Peterson     (Idaho)

Kim Peterson (Idaho)

Kim Peterson is based at KSZT, Sandpoint Airport, Sandpoint, Idaho. I am a young 62 year old that has decided to get my pilots license and learn to fly to backcountry strips. We now have a 1993 PA-18-180 Super Cub and after I pass my test, are thinking about getting a Carbon Cub. I am looking to be ... Read More »

Observations from Flying Around The Rim!

Observations from Flying Around The Rim!

Observations from our +10,000 mile flight around the rim – not to be confused with trip highlights. 😉 I have a special gift for the first person who responds with a comment posted to this blog post. Not to Facebook –  the comment must be entered below!  The winner will receive a free cop... Read More »

Shokoufeh Mirzaei     (California)

Shokoufeh Mirzaei (California)

Shokoufeh Mirzaei is based at KVNY, Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California. I am a student pilot based at KNVY, 40 hours into my training. Next month going for my check-ride hopefully. Would love to get my taildragger endorsement and get into aerobatics next! Ratings: Student Pilot Aircraft flown: D... Read More »

Ilonka de Groot     (UK)

Ilonka de Groot (UK)

Ilonka de Groot is based at EGPD, Aberdeen International Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland. I’m Dutch living in Scotland. Everything aviation has always interested me. Volunteering in Oshkosh since 2012. I flew into Oshkosh once with a C-172. Building a RV-7, hope to buy a Luscombe soon. Aircraft flown: C... Read More »

Arlene Farrell     (New Jersey)

Arlene Farrell (New Jersey)

Arlene Farrell is based at C01 Southern Cross Airport, Williamstown, New Jersey. I got my pilots license 11 years ago.  My Dad had an Aeronca Champ when I was around 11 years old.  Soon after he decided to tear it apart and recover it.  Well, it sat in our garage ever since.  In 1993, a friend of mi... Read More »

Signing off now, Flight Around the Rim

Signing off now, Flight Around the Rim

It’s official. This afternoon, the flight around the rim crew successfully completed their mission. Woohoo!! The crew of two, me and hubby Boyd Birchler, traded off stick/nav/radio time flying Boyd’s home-built RV-7 around the perimeter of the continental U.S. Our goal was to fly safely,... Read More »

On to North Dakota!

On to North Dakota!

Hello, Hello, from Minot, North Dakota. Boyd and I are on the move with moments to post an update,  but for what it’s worth — this is it!   Read More »

Flying the Idaho and Montana Mountain Passes

Flying the Idaho and Montana Mountain Passes

Anxious to continue our US perimeter flight, Boyd and I were at the Cascade, Idaho airport bright and early in the morning. Last night had been downright cold and, as guessed, a very light film of frost had formed overnight on our wings. A quick repositioning of our pretty bird, out of the shade and... 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 »

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