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Ryan PT22 Recruit Ferry Flight, by Sarah Rovner

Ryan PT22 Recruit Ferry Flight, by Sarah Rovner

Sarah Rovner is founder & CEO of Full Throttle Aviation, a company that offers ferry pilot services and aircraft delivery. She is also captain at Skywest Airline and writes one of the best aviation blogs you’ll find. When it comes to ferrying aircraft, Sarah and Fu... Read More »

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

LADIES LOVE TAILDRAGGERS HAUNTED FLYING TOUR September 30 – October 6, 2018 JOIN US FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK OF GHOSTLY FLYING FUN! Taildraggers expected – Nosedraggers accepted Camp under your wing or carpool to motels All adventurous flyers welcome! For those that ch... 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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A Fresh RV-4 Perspective by Emilie Phillips

A Fresh RV-4 Perspective by Emilie Phillips

Guest post by Emilie Phillips. Emilie invites you to follow her on her blog at https://j3.org/topics/flying/ A Fresh RV-4 Perspective Author Emilie Phillips “6 1 Alpha Whiskey” ATC broadcast over the radio, “confirm you have information Tango, landing runway 35.” “6 1 Alpha Whiskey has Tango” I affi... Read More »

Announcing the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship Winners!

Announcing the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship Winners!

I am thrilled to announce this year’s LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship winners! SIX taildraggers scholarships, all made possible by your generous donations. Thank you from me, and thank you from these very happy ladies! Scholarship #1: Tailwheel Endorsement by Carol Walker of Big Q Av... Read More »

A J-5 named Beatrice (The oldest J-5 Cub still flying!)

A J-5 named Beatrice (The oldest J-5 Cub still flying!)

Thanks to Jerry Griggs from Wichita, Kansas for submitting this great story. And special thanks to Brooke Tribley for taking the path less traveled – vintage aircraft ownership and taildragger flying! I bought my first airplane in 1972, a 1940 Piper J-5, but only kept it about two years …... Read More »

Women Wise AWEsome Adventures, June 27 – July 1

Women Wise AWEsome Adventures, June 27 – July 1

I am delighted I was invited to speak at this year’s WWaa gathering in Cascade, Idaho, appropriately translated ‘Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures’. Woohoo, I’m flying to Idaho this June! Cool for me but better yet, Christina Tindle has put together another super event for women ... Read More »

Oh, SH*#, that wasn’t supposed to happen!

Oh, SH*#, that wasn’t supposed to happen!

Thank you to James Schrag, the first person to submit a ‘confession’ in the “What Was I Thinking?” story series. James tells his story beautifully and tops it off with a YouTube video of the moment it happened “…the nose dropped out and headed down”. This is... Read More »

Kritika Vincent     (India)

Kritika Vincent (India)

Kritika Vincent is based at VIDP, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India. I moved to the United States at the age of 18 to pursue my Bachelors degree and stayed another year to gain experience in the Aviation field as a Flight Instructor in Florida. In addition, I served as the Presid... Read More »

What Was I Thinking?

What Was I Thinking?

When it comes to flying, please tell me I’m not the only pilot who’s done something really stupid. I look back on one particular day in my flying life and think, “You idiot, what were you thinking? That was a really bad idea and could have turned out seriously bad.” My story ... Read More »

No airplanes or pilots were harmed in the making

No airplanes or pilots were harmed in the making

Giving airplane rides, especially to non-flyers, is one of the greatest gifts pilots can give. Doesn’t matter if the passenger is young or old. Doesn’t matter if it’s the next-door neighbor, a friend-of-a-friend, a co-worker or the kid who’s always hanging around the airport.... Read More »

Summer Papple     (Canada)

Summer Papple (Canada)

Summer Papple is based at her family’s farm strip near CSX7, Sexsmith/Exeter Airport, Ontario, Canada. Our son started flight training in 2012, at age 12, with money he’d earned working on our farm. My husband and I figured that at our age we couldn’t justify the cost of learning t... Read More »

Victoria Neuville     (Maryland)

Victoria Neuville (Maryland)

Victoria Neuville is based at KFDK, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. I’m a commercial pilot out of Frederick, MD. I haven’t flown actively for the past two years and am now ready to get back into it. I figured the best way was with some new training, so I decided it was ... Read More »

Christine Malcomson-Young     (California)

Christine Malcomson-Young (California)

Christine Malcomson-Young is based at KHWD, Hayward Executive Airport, Hayward, California. Hi! I am a professional pilot flying for a major US airline. I learned to fly in the 90’s, flight instructed, and have flown for a regional, national, and fractional companies before joining my current ... Read More »

Valerie Dereymaeker, Lady Bush Pilot, Invites you to FLY

Valerie Dereymaeker, Lady Bush Pilot, Invites you to FLY

I’m all about supporting lady taildragger pilots and their adventures and doesn’t matter if they’re based in America or half way around the world. There are so many awesome lady taildragger pilots including one special lady pilot I’ve been following for quite a while. She was... Read More »

Sweetwater WASP Museum or Bust!

Sweetwater WASP Museum or Bust!

LadiesLoveTaildraggers to visit the WASP WWII Museum at Sweetwater, TX! Hopefully you’ve heard LadiesLoveTaildraggers is hosting a Fall Haunted Flying Tour this year instead of our traditional LLT fly-in. It’s going to be one spectacular adventure for everyone who participates, whether f... Read More »

Madison Wolf     (Colorado)

Madison Wolf (Colorado)

Madison Wolf is based at KBJC, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Denver, Colorado. Hi! I am a student at MSU Denver in the Professional Flight Officer concentration in the Aviation Technology degree program. I did most of my flight training at a community college in Northwestern Colorado and I am... Read More »

Katie Marsh     (North Carolina)

Katie Marsh (North Carolina)

Katie Marsh is based at KJQF, Concord Regional Airport, Concord, North Carolina. I thrive on anything involving aviation, adventure, staying active and good (genuine) company. I got a late start with aviation and didn’t start flying till after college, but continue to believe it was/is the bes... Read More »

 

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Featured Pilot

Kritika Vincent     (India)

Kritika Vincent (India)

Kritika Vincent is based at VIDP, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India. I moved to the United States at the age of 18 to pursue my Ba... Read More »