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99 Years of Aviation: Twin Engine Glenn Martin Bomber to Experimental RV-7!

99 Years of Aviation: Twin Engine Glenn Martin Bomber to Experimental RV-7!

Prepping for our flight around the perimeter of the U.S., Boyd and I ran the weight and balance numbers. I’d packed all the “necessities” for a whopping 6 week tour, weighed each bag, shrieked, removed items, then repeated. When it was all said-and-done, we... Read More »

Lenhardt: Our Gateway to northwest Oregon

Lenhardt: Our Gateway to northwest Oregon

It was music to my ears – lady voices on 122.9 announcing their positions around Lenhardt Airpark. As Boyd and I continue to navigate our way around the perimeter of the U.S., sadly, we’ve only heard a handful of women across the frequencies. As we approached thi... Read More »

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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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Mount Shasta!

Mount Shasta!

It’s petty to whine about one single thing when you’re lucky enough to fly the perimeter of the U.S. With so many incredible views constantly outside our cockpit canopy, how can I possibly complain? But I truly do have one tiny regret – missing so much of the Pacific coastline. Low... Read More »

Tooling Around San Fran

Tooling Around San Fran

Boyd and I continue our flight around America, 28 days into our dream flight. The people of California have been very good to us, fantastic in fact, but the June Gloom marine layer has been a persistent thorn in our side for days. Today, finally, our RV7 took us on the ultimate California pilot̵... Read More »

How we ended up in Bakersfield

How we ended up in Bakersfield

Saturday morning at Santa Paula: We delayed our departure northbound in the RV7 several hours waiting for the southern California ‘June Gloom’ to dissipate. I’ve learned that ‘June Gloom’ is the annual phenomena that happens right on schedule every year in southern Cali... 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 »

Santa Paula, KSZP

Santa Paula, KSZP

Time is zipping by quickly as Boyd and I continue our flight around the perimeter of America. So far we’ve covered thousands of miles in our RV7 and been lucky enough to visit perimeter destinations like Niagara Falls, Cape Cod, Kitty Hawk, the Keys, Cajun country, and Big Bend Texas. Yesterda... Read More »

Destination Flabob

Destination Flabob

With one full day under our belts, we are now firmly planted in the giant state of California. Our flight around the perimeter of America continues! We are overnight at a private airpark at 52CL Adelanto, just outside Victorville, California. Our hosts, Charlie and Amy Laird, great-grandson of Charl... Read More »

Damn Cactus!

Damn Cactus!

We’re inching along! Boyd and I are flying the perimeter of the U.S. in our RV-7 and yesterday we covered the shortest distance of any day since we began. We were in the air just 38 minutes. It was hot as Hades in Tucson when we departed. You might think the cooler temperatures aloft would kee... Read More »

Ursula Kaelberer   (Germany)

Ursula Kaelberer (Germany)

Ursula Kaelberer is based at EDTM, Baden-Württemberg Germany. I got my pilot licence in 1995. My husband and I restore and operate various antique airplanes in Germany. Aircraft flown: Piper Cup Curtiss Robin Taylorcraft L2M Dream taildragger: Spartan Executive Thoughts on taildragging: You feel and... Read More »

Davis Monthan Boneyard & Pima Air and Space

Davis Monthan Boneyard & Pima Air and Space

Today is officially Day 21 of our flight around the perimeter of America. We began our adventure May 20 near Toledo, flying our RV-7 eastbound along the Lake Erie shoreline as close as weather permitted. Then and now, we have focused on “the next leg” only and have not been distracted fr... Read More »

Meeting Miriam

Meeting Miriam

Tucson: Even before Boyd and I departed on our flight around America, I’ve been looking forward to today. We’re in Tuscon, Arizona and not only does lady taildragger pilot and Spirit Airlines captain Cathy Page live here, so does author Miriam Orr Seymour. Boyd and I read Miriam’s ... Read More »

Day 18: The Quest Continues

Day 18: The Quest Continues

We’re on the move in our RV7, continuing to see the countryside from our vantage point high above. We’re overflying and visiting locations on-or-near the perimeter boundaries of America. Today we flew from Del Rio KDRT to Terlingua 3TE8, Texas. We departed Del Rio in +100 degree temps, p... Read More »

It’s a Good Life in Texas!

It’s a Good Life in Texas!

Tonight, incredibly, Boyd and I find ourselves at the halfway point of our journey around the perimeter of America. Since arriving in Texas, the realization of how enormous it is has set in. We’ve flown from Beaumont in the far eastern Gulf of Texas to Houston, to Brownsville, to Laredo, to De... Read More »

Our Around the Rim flight arrives in Texas!

Our Around the Rim flight arrives in Texas!

Our progress westward continues. The last 48 hours we’ve covered ground and water between Venice, Florida and Beaumont, Texas. That’s much of the western coast of Florida, the panhandle, a tiny bit of Alabama and Louisiana, and across the line into the enormous state of Texas. And messag... Read More »

Florida Keys —- check!

Florida Keys —- check!

Our U.S. perimeter flight continues and, for the last 36 hours, we’ve slowly been making our way around the long, narrow peninsula known as Florida. Boyd and I both agree, our flight has been a complete joy and, even though we’re less than a third of the way ’round, I’m alrea... Read More »

Rachel Scarbrough     (Texas)

Rachel Scarbrough (Texas)

Rachel Scarbrough is based at KAUS, Austin-Bergstrom Airport, Austin, Texas. I am a director of a competitive gymnastics team in Austin, TX. I have been coaching for over 10 years, and was a gymnast myself. I competed for the USA at the World Championships in 2001, and also qualified to the Olympic ... 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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