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Nancy Marquis     (Florida)

Nancy Marquis (Florida)

Nancy Marquis is based at FL15, Steep Head Farm Airport, Clarksville, Florida. I earned my private pilot certificate in 1972 at the age of 17 (didn’t get my drivers license until I was 20!!). My husband and I love aviation…he has and flies helicopters and I have ... Read More »

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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. We introduce ladies to aviation and encourage women (and men) to join the wonderful world of conventional aircraft!

Lady tailwheel pilots around the world
A Brand New Private Pilot: Cammi Benson!

A Brand New Private Pilot: Cammi Benson!

Woohoo!! A private pilot is born! Cammi Benson, who started flying in a Cessna 140 when she was only 15, now has more than a Tailwheel Endorsment. Cammi passed her checkride with flying colors on July 25 and is now a Private Pilot. Cammi has a well-rounded logbook. She’s also flown helicopters, aero... Read More »

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

This post by Stirling Moore, one of our two 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship winners, is a glowing testimonial about her experiences at Tailwheel Town and appreciation for the scholarship. My time in Tailwheel Town by Stirling Moore I flew this morning. It was a gorgeous, bluebird day and I m... Read More »

Sandy Lundberg     (Kentucky)

Sandy Lundberg (Kentucky)

Sandy Lundberg is based at 58KY, Willow Island Airpark, Finchville, Kentucky. I just completed earning my Sport Pilot license in a J-3 Piper Cub. All of my flight time is in a 1946 J-3C-65 (85) Piper Cub. I am working on my Private Pilot license currently so I can fly our Super Decathlon. I have flo... Read More »

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OSH 2015 – Thursday

OSH 2015 – Thursday

Thursday at AirVenture my time was nearing an end but no moment was lost. Hope you enjoy these pictures and an OSH slideshow at the end. I’d like to thank Ray Johnson for inviting LadiesLoveTaildraggers to participate in his “Vintage In Review” program, as well as Wendy Lessig, Don... Read More »

OSH 2015 – Wednesday

OSH 2015 – Wednesday

Wednesday at OSH was an AWESOME day! I am having the time of my life meeting incredible people and seeing aircraft I’ve only seen in magazines until now. I want to stop the clock and stay here forever! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves but must mention a few lady taildragger pil... Read More »

OSH 2015 – Tuesday

OSH 2015 – Tuesday

Day 2 @ OSH. Sunny, a little breezy but doable if you flew in today. We met some awesome women tailwheel pilots at our LadiesLoveTaildraggers luncheon. Many of us struggled to get from the south side of the field to the north side for our 12:30 luncheon but you can see by the pictures it all worked ... Read More »

OSH 2015 – Monday

OSH 2015 – Monday

Monday, July 20, Opening Day at OSH. I’m thrilled to finally be at the biggest show on earth, not so thrilled with the early morning fog departing MQJ or the wild, hairy arrival into OSH. It all worked but you can bet I had my big girl panties on tight. I’ll save details of the flight-of... Read More »

Donna Miller    (Colorado)

Donna Miller (Colorado)

Donna Miller is based at KAPA, Centennial Airport, Denver, Colorado. I learned to fly in South Korea while working as a civilian for the Air Force. I have always loved aviation history and enjoy hearing stories from WWII. When the opportunity to own a piece of history in the form of a 1942 PT-22 cam... Read More »

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Kathleen Doran Hegenberger shared Melanie Wigren's photo to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.

Anyone living and flying along the coast of Ga, SC or NC please keep your eyes open for these boys.
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John JaynesSaw where these boys were found adrift alive!

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Elizabeth AmundsenThey have not been found yet. There is an old report going around from some boys that were found in 2005. These ones are still missing

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Jessica Erin Thacker on her first solo cross country stopping at Poplar Grove
Airport en route from OSH to 11LL today..New Ladies Love Taildragger gal!!
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Joe StanleyDid you wring it out some?

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Bill LefelhocEar to Ear grinn. P-51 smiles for sure. Lucky lady

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Rex Coxu wont ever forget this,,smiling too..

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Woo Hoo! I was fortunate enough to fly a P-51 back from Oshkosh! I am still pinching myself!!
In the past couple weeks I've been able to log flying a Spartan and a P-51!! If I'm dreaming, please do NOT wake me up!!!
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Sara Kay WilliamsWow too cool

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Cécile Challe ZehnderWouahoo !!! How lucky you are... Keep dreaming 😉

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Laura NoelOMG! Diana Bosley LeSueur, how fabulous!!!! :)

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Jill Wood TallmanThat's my dream too!

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Judy BirchlerOMG. How does that even happen??!! We need details!

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Donna MillerWow! SCORE!!! The Taildragger to beat all Taildraggers!

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Anne Scheer WrightWoo hoo! Lucky gal!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurThe pilot is a friend of mine and lives at a private airport not too far from me. As I was helping polish the plane, he was talking to his friend Scott that he was going to take in the Mustang to the first fuel stop. Scott flew to Oshkosh with John in his 180. I proposed to Larry that he needed a copilot for the rest of the flight home and if I find a way to the first fuel stop, could I be that copilot!? He didn't think I would want to ride that far in the Mustang. I assured him that I did and that I would ship my luggage FedEx and cancel my commercial flight!

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Rex Coxlucky girl u win the lottery ,jus awesome,good for you !!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurPart 2: The next day, Larry said if I really want to, I could fly with John in the 180 to the first fuel stop and then Scott and I could switch. He also introduced me to another Scott, that lives at the same airpark as Larry, and drove his coach to Osh. He said if I can live without my luggage for about 8 days, they would bring it back on the coach. There were a few other road blocks that I didn't mention but seriously!!!! It was all falling into place!!!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurI can't find the words to accurately describe what an awesome experience it was!! I am so glad I had purchased a seat cushion at Osh! 😉 I flew a good share of the way home AND I rolled that baby several times!!! As Sean Tucker would say "Yeah Baby!"!! So glad I have my talk wheel (thanks to LLT) and my high performance endorsement to log this. Aerobatic training is definitely in my future!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurHow's that for details Judy Birchler??!

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Sherra DavenportCongratulations Diana, i am so glad you are getting to live a lot of your dreams. Fly safe

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Diana Bosley LeSueurI have video I will post soon. BTW...In case you can't tell, I am wearing my Ladies Love Taildraggers shirt!!!!

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Darren LuckeAn amazing opportunity! funny how the minds differ.. I'd be thinking - which shoes to wear (or not to so I can feel this thing), not which t-shirt! ha I'm sure it was quite the experience that I surely admire that you got to do! Congrats! ;-)

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsLucky u

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Debbie BakerSo happy for you.

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsWhat do I have to do to get a ladies love taildraggers shirt?

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Katie BraunCongrats - you look great! OSH had great weather this year! So much fun!!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurOops, accidentally deleted :-/

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsAll I get is webpage not available

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Judy BirchlerReally? Keep trying. Probably thousands trying to log on. :)

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsOkey dokey, thanks

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Spent the weekend throwing SEALs and a few tandems out of this bird with 8.8 more in the books. Problem is, the little wheel in the back is missing!!! Anyone know of a PC-6 I can get my hands on....? ... See MoreSee Less

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Joe Stanley shared Fly/In Cruise/In - Marion, Indiana's photo to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.

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Thomas Michael Edmondson2016, go for wide angle lens to get HUNDREDS of LLT in photo. Nice goal to set. The BEST group to hang with at OSH! I learned so MUCH from your very emotional Vintage Aircraft Circle presentation Judy Birchler. I've never seen so many grown people soooo moved to tears and proud. The young lady with no arms demonstrating how she flies woke us all up, reality check. The guy next to me broke down and then I lost it along with chain of others around us.

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Susan StewartSo much fun! Judy Birchler, you had assembled a great group of ladies... Can't wait to see you all next year.

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsI totally missed the group at Oshkosh

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonHope to break away from New Holstein activities long enough to make some of this stuff next year. Judy it was great seeing you at OSH on Monday.

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Judy BirchlerThomas Michael Edmondson, I'm sorry you all didn't make it to one of the lunches. I thought we'd get to spend more time together but I always forget days are only 24 hours long. :)

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Judy BirchlerSusan Stewart - you're one of them!

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Judy BirchlerCissy Cole-Rawlings we'll fix that next year!

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Judy BirchlerSarah Ellerman Dickerson, put it on your calendar. Bill Tracy, Yvette Tracy, Wendy Lessig are all coming back next year. There were several from N.H. doing their thing at OSH including Ed Doyle.

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonI wish they didn't overlap so much - I have SO MANY great friends at NH that the week is way too short as it is! I will absolutely make it a point to make it over for LLT event - really want to make a lunch -, even if it's at the end of the week on our way home (or for the Vintage in Review deal if I do that!)

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsJudy Birchler, not sure how I managed to miss all ur activities, so sorry

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonI really want to make your fly-in next year too, so fingers crossed it ends up being on an open weekend for me! :D

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JD KangLove it!!!!!! Miss you guys :(

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JD KangCan someone friend me to luscombe Lisa from szp?

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Judy BirchlerDone

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JD KangThanks Judy!!

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Judy McCarthyWhat a great time meeting all of you amazing ladies, hope to see you all next year.

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Laura NoelLove this pic!!! :)

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Laurie KushnerLoved watching her fly over the finish line. Beautiful way to end the race!

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Judy BirchlerIt's as beautiful sitting there as it was at Oshkosh. Glad you're back home safe. That's a LOT of flying!

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Wayne BresslerI spy a little red bird on the back that's made previous appearances at the big show. 😀

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Donna MillerVery observant, Wayne!!

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Wayne BresslerI have an eye for hidden airplanes that get my heart pumping! I was trying to find a photo I took a few years back of N11DP. If I can dig it up, I'll share it.

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Wayne BresslerDonna, this is all I have on FB. I might have more on my PC... From Oshkosh 2012.

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Lynn ODonnellWhat a beautiful machine. Sorry I missed seeing you at OSH

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JD KangLove it!! So glad I met you, Donna

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Carri HoaglandSo great to see you and dick this year.

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Judy McCarthyLoved seeing it at OSH. Beautiful!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurVery cool!

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Ray JohnsonThank you Donna for your participation in "VINTAGE IN REVIEW"

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Donna MillerThank you so much Ray for hosting great programs every day in the vintage area. It was an honor to be part of it! You do amazing work!

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Bill TracyIt's the best way to go when the weather allows it

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Piper AlaskaWow!!! That is unbelievable!!!!! Little bird in the big city!!!!

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Brenda Hughes-LewisAwesome view

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Donna MillerGreat picture! 😀

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Laura NoelI love that pic! One of my favorite ways to see the city!! From ABOVE!

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Susan StewartThat is an awesome photo!

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Judy McCarthyWow! Great photo!!

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