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Alaska Girls Kick Ass!

Alaska Girls Kick Ass!

Ready to be awestruck? Take 9 minutes of your life and watch this beautifully photographed, musically infused film about Alaskan Leighen Falley, a climber, mountain guide, pilot and mother.  Many thanks to Kendra Helvey for forwarding this jewel. Really cool video of an Alas... Read More »

Lady Taildraggers vs. Combative Men

Lady Taildraggers vs. Combative Men

Men. I love ‘em, but when wearing a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt, don’t count on it being reciprocated. After a very odd encounter at AirVenture this year, I have to ask myself, are lady taildragger pilots a threat to manliness? A couple of you have heard my strange story, ... Read More »

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Amber Aanstad     (Illinois)

Amber Aanstad (Illinois)

Amber Aanstad is based at H49 Sackman Field Airport, Columbia, Illinois. I started flying when I was three and I was around aviation before that. I’m 15 years old and have 69 hours of flight instruction so far. I fly a 1941 J3 Cub with my dad and flight instructor (Diana Votaw). Ratings: Stude... Read More »

Sara Mazzarella     (Arizona)

Sara Mazzarella (Arizona)

Sara Mazzarella is based at KCHD, Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. I’m an airline stew looking to change careers. Right now I’m finishing my multi-engine rating. Then on to commercial multi, then com single. I don’t plan to instruct. I want to get dual rated in helico... 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 days?! There are two versions, your choice to zip through it quickly or take your time and see each photo for 3 seconds. Fast paced (3:45) and slow paced... Read More »

LLT Fly-in Beneficiaries 

LLT Fly-in Beneficiaries 

I’m happy to report that attendees to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in raised a significant amount of money for some very special organizations: The LLT Poker Run raised $1300 for the OSCAR MIKE Foundation. Oscar Mike Foundation’s mission is to see all injured Veterans utilize their full potent... Read More »

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?!!

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?!!

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in? Now that’s a really great question. The airport that will host the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in is unknown at this point. Truth is, I don’t have a clue. What I can tell you is Poplar Grove Airport was an incredible host... Read More »

Katie Bosman Krotje     (Tennessee)

Katie Bosman Krotje (Tennessee)

Katie Bosman Krotje is based at KSYI, Bomar Field-Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville, Tennessee. I met many of you at C77 last weekend after my friend Liv Meuer invited me to fly to LLT with her in her Rans S-20. Wow, what a bunch of cool people! I fly and work on Jabiru Light-Sport aircraft... Read More »

Bertie Duffy     (California)

Bertie Duffy (California)

Bertie Duffy is based at KWHP, Whiteman Airport, Los Angeles, California. I live in the San Fernando Valley area of LA, learned to fly here. I have 3000+ hours in a Stearman that came to me as a project in boxes in 1979. Just recently sold her after many wonderful adventures. Ratings: ASEL, ASES Com... Read More »

Celia Vanderpool’s GANews article, ‘Totally Eclipsed’

Celia Vanderpool’s GANews article, ‘Totally Eclipsed’

Celia Vanderpool, a Cessna 180 owner and LadiesLoveTaildraggers member from Southern California, has an excellent article just out in ‘General Aviation News’. Check out Totally Eclipsed, Celia’s story about watching the eclipse unfold high over the 12,000′ Montana Sawtooth Mo... Read More »

Laura Stants flying the North American T-6 Texan

Laura Stants flying the North American T-6 Texan

I’m happy to say that two of the ladies who flew to our Poplar Grove C77 LLT fly-in were local to me in Indianapolis. Both these gals are constantly on the move but they’re still Hoosiers. Laura Stants flew one of the few non-taildraggers to the C77 LadiesLoveTaildraggers fly-in, an Aero... Read More »

Dineen Lewis      (Delaware)

Dineen Lewis (Delaware)

Dineen Lewis is based at KILG, New Castle Airport, Wilmington, Delaware & N57, New Garden Airport, Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania. I started flying with my dad in his Cessna when I was about 8. He’d get her up and hand her over to me. I was too little to see over the panel so basically I was i... Read More »

 

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I have decided to pursue my Commercial rating. I am open and am looking for opinions and options for finding the right instructor. I've been looking around already, but am open to other ideas. Thanks in advance!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jeannie BattoDeni -- A commercial Rating is just fine tooning your skill. I used a new CFI for practice for them and cheaper. You know what you need to know at this point to pass a check ride. Also -- think of working on Multi- commercial first as a way to use your money to build complex and multi time together

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Jeanne MacPhersonMost excellent! I answered your message on Messenger with some recommendations!

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Barron OglesbyAlmost looks like Winter Haven, Fl area

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Ray HarstickHad to be very cool. Friends have one of these and I can't wait to get wet in it.

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Gerry PetersonDo enjoy! Water flying or at least having the option available can be so much fun!

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In one week I will hit eight months since I flew on the EAA's Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor, which is the second tailwheel airplane I have ever flown in. Have any of you flown in a Tri-Motor or seen one in person? It's quite a marvelous machine. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dineen LewisSeriously cool bird!

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Scott SewellI have at least 2 Ford rides. First one in the late 1960s last one at Oshkosh about 2005.

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Linda Burton RicksI flew one when I worked at Solberg Airport. They were getting ready to give rides at the NJ Festival of Ballooning. Awesome 0.3 in my logbook 😁

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Niri TawäI did, out of Gilbert Winter Haven a week after S-N-F, in 1986, I think. I was in the EAA hanger, working on recovering one of my planes.

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Debbie BakerFlew in right seat of tri motor Stinson high wing at SNF. Became friends with owner and his pilot. It is such a classy air travel in its days. Fancier inside than the Ford tri motor

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Wendy Garvey KeenanI flew in the EAA's Ford tri motor last year at the Bowman Field Aviation Heritage Festival (KLOU).

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Ellen Leahy FortinI fly it, for the EAA! Super fun. 🙂

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Julie Lavell ReisdorfFlew in one at Oshkosh with my girls!

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Hannah McLaughlinI was able to fly right seat when it was in Salem, Oregon last October. Super fun! 0.4 hours in my logbook.

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Kieran Bourcy-O'FarrellIt is amazing... even if it feels like flying a cement truck! I LOVED every second!

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Rhonda SpragueIt has been to Roseburg before. I didn't go for a ride.

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Laurie LPI'm on the ground crew at AirVenture

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Abbey Cross$70 well spent for my ride a few months ago at KLPC 😊😊

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Theodore SandersI flew it from Lansing,Ill KIGQ to AirVenture in 2015.. Have 2.5 hrs PIC in my logbook. Great time

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Niri TawäMy Tri-motor time, is some of the most memorable time that I have in any of my logs.

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Audrey Willa YoungYes when we had it at MYV northern CA. Awesome airplane and yes flew in it. Felt like going back in time.

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Donald VreelandIsn't the AT-4 'Dragiguous' (slow) and not to mention loud?

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Bertie DuffyYes, when it was in Van Nuys. Awesome

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Joe HesanoHi Gail! I recognize that guy in your back seat! Please tell “Roscoe” “Jose” says hello from Poplar Grove:) Thanks!

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I'm nearing the end of my requirements for my Private Pilot's license.... Today I journeyed to Fremont, Michigan and tomorrow I'll head to Houghton Lake to finish my cross country hours. I have had the best summer learning to fly a tail dragger. I soloed in the BC12D Taylorcraft and have now moved on to this F19 that is pictured. This one is equipt with radios, lights, VOR.... Oh, and a starter. 😉 My love for aviation began as a little girl, and runs deep. I'm pursuing my dreams while juggling babies at home and a busy life. It can be stressful at times, but I know it will all be worth it when I pass my check-ride and become an official Pilot! 🌞🛫💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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James GiltzowThose early cross countries are so rewarding!! Congrats!

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Steph LundGood luck on your cross countries!! I admire you for juggling so much and pursuing your dreams. Hopefully, one day I will overcome my self doubt and a few fears to do the same. Till then I am the my husband and daughters happy taildragger passenger😉

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Beth Butler EggeCongratulations to a fellow Michigander.

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Rex Coxbest wishes n Mi,most of my cross country was in Mi...when I lived up there...

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Heidi StoepplerSweet Tcraft! Best airplane ever!

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Lori Gaspar WalderichI'm right there with you! Doing my final solo work Sunday here in Oklahoma! Then it's time to study for that check ride! Cheers to you!

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Juliana Teles Ravdal👏👏👏👏

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Cheri N Karl PaulCongrats and blue skies Ms. Aviatrix! 😀

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William ElrodYou're doing it right ! My grandpa restored a basket-case BC-12D to better than new...another thrill for me was meeting C.G. Taylor at Oshkosh 1980..! Super-nice man !

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Gail Stillings BurchYou go girl

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Lori HusterAwesome Lacy!!

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Deni WhitsittGo for it!!! Good on ya!!!

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Bertie DuffyYou are having a wonderful adventure. The best is yet to come.

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Hello! My name is Hannah. I'm a private pilot working on tail wheel, and learned to fly because I fell in love with the de Havilland Tiger Moth. I also start school to get my A&P in January. I'm selling custom wheel chocks and hangar signs to raise the funds for school. Here's some examples of my work. If you're interested, you can contact me at my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hannahspilotshop/ or by email at hannahs.chocks@gmail.com. Shipping is free in the US.

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Jo DockreeThese are awesome!

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Debbie BakerGreat work. Glad to see another tailwheel pilot and a&p. I also

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Cheryl Zdroj DuffyHow much for the custom chocks? Beautiful!

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Susan RhodesAwesome! Sending a PM

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Emmy DillonAbsolutely love. I don't even own an plane but those chocks are calling my name.

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Kathleen Doran Hegenbergercan you make small chocks for a cirrus

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Kimberly LynnYou'll be hearing from me soon! Can you do a Cessna 140 just like you did for Kyle Fosso's 170? My plane looks similar.

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Lisa Gipson HaagI’d like a couple of pairs.

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