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Who is that man on the tram?!!

Who is that man on the tram?!!

My phone got smashed and totally destroyed in a parking lot this evening at OSH. If you try calling or texting me the next few days, you’ll end up in the abyss I hope to retrieve someday soon. Verizon will find me on their doorstep when I get back home but in the meant... Read More »

Five Days Remain – Get Yourself to AirVenture!

Five Days Remain – Get Yourself to AirVenture!

It’s exhausting and exhilarating, deafeningly loud and abuzz with excitement. For 7 days in July it’s the busiest airport on earth packed full of people and planes. It’s where I spend one entire week each year –  AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. If y... Read More »

It’s time to Register for the LadiesLoveTaildraggers National Fly-in! Sept 7 – 10 we’ll converge on the C77, Poplar Grove (Illinois) Airport for a whole lot of FUN and a whole lot of FLYING. It’s a guaranteed good time but pre-registration is required. Click for all the sweet details.

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Living the Good Life at OSH!

Living the Good Life at OSH!

I’m at AirVenture 2017 and having way too much fun for my own good. Seriously, we’re talking early mornings and late nights because OSH is a full sensory overload, non-stop experience. If you have time to rest, you’re missing out! I’m 3 days into my 8 day adventure and am blo... Read More »

It was a 2-Ship Adventure!

It was a 2-Ship Adventure!

Woohoo, I made it to OSH!! My buddy Dennis Hutchinson and I flew a 2-ship Saturday from MQJ to OSH; me in my oh-so-gorgeous Decathlon and Dennis in his just completed homebuilt restoration project, a Davis DA-2A. Both birds are patriotic as heck flashing nothing but red white & blue! 🙂 The weath... Read More »

Susan Neal     (New York)

Susan Neal (New York)

I’m delighted to introduce you to our newest LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member, Susan Neal. Susan registered for LLT membership on-line a few days ago and when I opened the file with all her information, including pictures, I gasped. Looking back at me was former LadiesLoveTaildraggers memb... Read More »

Cheryl Duffy     (Missouri)

Cheryl Duffy (Missouri)

Cheryl Duffy is based at KSUS, Spirit of St Louis Airport, St Louis, Missouri. Love round engines. Time flying taildraggers, gliders and seaplanes, just need to get PPL so I cant start endorsements!! Just requires time and money, right?!?! Thanks for allowing students in!! Ratings: Student SEL Aircr... Read More »

Laura Heft     (Illinois)

Laura Heft (Illinois)

Laura Heft is based at 4LL4, Enjoy Field Ultralight Flightpark, Chebanse, Illinois. I am an attorney in the Chicago area. I started flying 7 years ago by getting my hang glider license. Now I fly the planes at Hang Glide Chicago! Ratings: Private pilot with tailwheel Aircraft Flown: Cessna Skyhawk 1... Read More »

Ladies Love Taildraggers ‘Must Attend’ list, AirVenture 2017

Ladies Love Taildraggers ‘Must Attend’ list, AirVenture 2017

AirVenture (OSH) is the one place on earth you’re sure to run into oodles of lady taildragger pilots. That single fact makes it my #2 fly-in destination every year. Come-on now, you know my #1 fly-in destination every year is the LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ annual fly-in! If you’re a l... Read More »

Nancy Fitzpatrick     (Texas)

Nancy Fitzpatrick (Texas)

Nancy Fitzpatrick is based at T82, Gillespie County Airport, Fredericksburg, Texas & IL95, Corn Field Airport, Custer Park, Illinois. I started flying in 1983 after a trip in a Twin Comanche where I sat in the right seat. I was fascinated by everything and was at the airport a few days later for... Read More »

Brooke Roman     (Alaska)

Brooke Roman (Alaska)

Brooke Roman is based at AK8, Christiansen Lake Seaplane Base and PATK, Talkeetna Airport, Alaska. I grew up in Missouri. And one day when I was 17 I woke up and randomly said, “I think I’ll fly” ….and so I did! I went to college for flying. First starting at Oklahoma State U... Read More »

Julia Harrington     (Illinois)

Julia Harrington (Illinois)

Pilot update from Julia Harrington, based at C77, Poplar Grove, Illinois. I love flying aerobatics and have recently gotten into flying taildraggers! My day job is as a charter pilot out of Southern Wisconsin flying Hawker 800s, but when I’m not doing that I love unique planes or ones that fly... Read More »

You’re So Vain!

You’re So Vain!

“You’re So Vain”. That’s the title of a 1973 hit song by Carly Simon about the infamous and very vain mystery man she once dated. He was cool and confident, wore an apricot colored scarf, and “had one eye in the mirror as he watched himself go by, and all the girls drea... Read More »

 

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Friday at OSH. LadiesLoveTaildraggers presentation. 10 A.M. Forum 4.
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I had a free Uber ride so I used it tonight to get back to the U of W dorms. Getting out of the car I dropped my cell in the parking lot. Someone ran over it, by the looks, a mack truck. I'm sick about it since all photos and videos from this week at OSH are on it. My life is on it. Wish now I had insured it since I'm still paying on it. If you have photos from any of the LadiesLoveTaildraggers events this week, I'll be forever grateful if you email to me at LadyTaildraggers@gmail.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Theresa Giovanetti HoodIf it was an iPhone, any chance your photos are on the cloud?

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Hannah McLaughlinIf it's an iPhone you might still be able to recover them from the cloud or by going to an Apple Store, my family has had good luck with that

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A big shout out to Amber Smith for letting me hop along with her on the Cubs 2 OSH group flight from Hartford. It was the first time landing in OSH during Air Venture for me. What a thrill and such a COOL chicka to fly with!!! #NewFriends #GirlPower ... See MoreSee Less

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LadiesLoveTaildraggers lunch today at OSH - a truly awesome group of ladies!!
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Boyd BirchlerI see a bunch of my favorite ladies in this picture (especially my wife).

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Cassie BarrongHi Hannah!! ❤❤❤ this picture, hope it was an amazing afternoon!

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Mary Lou EriksonGreat time at lunch with a great group of ladies!

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Faith Zulu CharlieWow! So many ladies!! I'm glad you found a place on the near side of the field so that more could join. I wish I were in OSH with you all!

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonHaha I missed this second photo because I was too busy flapping my yap 😂 I had no idea you all walked across the street and took a second pic!!

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Tamara Latimer GriffithWas a great lunch and meet up!

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Emma TabernerHave fun ladies!

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Steph LundWe are so bummed! Sierra Lund's flight didn't arrive in until this afternoon and she had to miss out. If you see her around this week please say hi! She was looking forward to meeting everyone!!!

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Amber SmithGreat time hanging with you awesome chicks today! Didn't mean to stand in front of you, pretty lady in the grey shirt❤️❤️

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Adina Marie PappOooo wishing I was there!!!!!

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Aileen MarieMiss you all, hoping to see you in September!

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Colette ClearySo sorry I missed - couldn't escape from our building on the grounds. Will definitely do in 2018. Fun, fun ....

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Marissa ColclasureYay!!! I need to come down and say I'm working until 5 everyday at a booth.

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Hello ladies! I just flew my J3 Cub cross country to Hartford for the Cubs2Osh and I am shocked at how many people I've come across along the way that were surprised to see a female pilot. I guess because after knowing about all you lovely lady taildragger enthusiasts I thought we weren't such a rare breed. Anyway, keep doing what you do ladies, I guess we're still pioneering the way😁. I replied to the last guy that said to me "you made it all this way by yourself?" by pointing at my flexed bicep and saying "We can do it!" Lol ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Amber PhillipsSometimes I want to reply "did you not realize it's 2017?" lol! But I don't waste my breath. ☺️

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Jonathan ApfelbaumHey Amber - I think we met you at Brodhead. Glad you made it to Hartford OK. Fly safe and see you at a Osh 😉

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Gayla MaasI'd have smiled and said, "Amazing, isn't it? Especially since I am blonde!" Catch them off guard, and make it fun!

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Donna MillerI've had some funny looks when hand propping my airplane!

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Linda Salvatore BerlUsed to happen to me a lot.

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Ellen Leahy FortinMy husband and I just bought a beautiful taildragger that gets a good bit of attention, and when we're out flying together they always approach him to talk about the plane. I usually laugh, then move on with fuelling the plane. 🙂

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Anne Scheer WrightAre you coming to the LLT lunch on Tuesday, Amber? Haven't seen you in ages!

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Hannah McLaughlinHaha I get that all the time. I get questioned on airports semi regularly, including at my home airport that I've been spending weekends at since I was 3 (16 years now). It's amazing. Usually the people I'm with make fun of them for not knowing me already.

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Audrey Willa YoungI still get this from some people....you fly your airplane by yourself???? 😲 when will this ever stop. Keep going ladies!!!!

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Erissa Yong-WilsonI always get ask : " does your husband know you took his plane"? Or " is your husband in the plane" when I run into the FBO!!!

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Erissa Yong-WilsonWear this tank to fly, Amber Smith

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Gail Stillings BurchAmber Smith Hartford is where I got my tail wheel endorsement. Say hi to steve krog and jayme for me

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Mary Smith WoodenStill happens to me a lot 😔 I take it as a compliment due to my cute and youthful, girlish good looks 😏

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Martha Rivera HoffmanSome mindsets are so ingrained, it's must be in thier DNA. #LadyFlyersArePilots2

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Debbie BakerCongratulations. When hubby and I fly my Stinson 10-A , they surround him as described above, he tell them it's my wife's airplane and she lets me fly it. Lol

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Chris ColacciI know a fantastic young lady in New Jersey who flys a Top Cub.

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Carol WalkerAmber, Way to go!! You are right about female Taildraggers pilots though. I have been trying to find a female Tailwheel pilot to tow gliders at the USAFA for over a year. Female tailwheel pilots are a rare breed indeed! Safe travels!

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Mary RevoirWhat time are the Cubs flying in tomorrow, I would love to see it!!

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Jack KleinAmber & y'all, you'll find more lady taildragger pilots tonight @ the Pirate's Cove, Antique/Classic row 67W. We're having our annual "Oshkosh Pirate's Ball". Lots of good ol'aviation camaraderie!

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Emma TabernerYou go girl!! #iflyadecathalon

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Judy McCarthyThanks for representing ! It happens to me too!

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