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Lisa Buckner     (Texas)

Lisa Buckner (Texas)

Lisa Buckner is based at 81D Flyin’ Tiger Field, Angleton, Texas. I am a newly solo-ed Legend Cub student pilot, training under legendary Bruce Bohannon and his two grass strips. I decided to take to the skies after my boyfriend was tragically killed by an inattentive ... Read More »

Marilyn Emery     (Washington)

Marilyn Emery (Washington)

Marilyn Emery is based at WN55, Randle-Kiona Airpark, Randle, Washington. I fly an RV-4. I am planning to do up-set and spin training this fall, in preparation for beginning aerobatics. I earned my taildragger endorsement about a year ago in a Thorp T-18. Aerobatics training... Read More »

2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in!

The countdown’s begun for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in. Follow the links to all the fly-in details and how to get your fly-in tshirt!

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Look out Texas, here we come! The 2015 LLT Fly-in runs Friday, May 29 till Sunday, May 31 at KSLR, Sulphur Springs, TX. Everyone welcome but pre-registration required. Tshirts are pre-sale only and will be mailed to you 2 weeks before the fly-in. 

2015 Texas Fly-in Details & Registration Pre-order your LLT Fly-in tshirt

Our Mission

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
Love Is In The Air!

Love Is In The Air!

MEN! MEN! MEN! Ladies, what are we to do with all the men that love LadiesLoveTaildraggers?! I hear from them frequently. They email. They Facebook.They Tweet. They even register for membership in LadiesLoveTaildraggers. Over time, I’ve learned their interest comes in several forms. Some men a... Read More »

Diana LeSueur     (Arizona)

Diana LeSueur (Arizona)

Diana LeSueur is based at KFFZ, Falcon Field Airport, Mesa, Arizona. Diana was a 2014 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship winner, but somehow we missed officially registering her as a member of LLT. Thanks for the update on your flying Diana! You are certainly surrounding yourse... Read More »

Terri Cole     (Texas)

Terri Cole (Texas)

Terri Cole is based at KATA, Hall-Miller Municipal Airport, Atlanta, Texas. I married into an aviation family 7 years ago, began flight instruction and now have my commercial, multi, and of course my tailwheel endorsement. I’ve logged just over 900 hours and 170 of that is taildragger. My husb... Read More »


If you’re a woman who would like to join you only need recorded flying time in a tailwheel aircraft. We love student pilots!

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Louise Patterson     (California)

Louise Patterson (California)

Louise Patterson is based at KVNY, Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California, Louise is an instrument rated private pilot and hopes to get her tailwheel endorsement. Teacher, pilot, mom! I didn’t start out liking airplanes very much. At the age of 4, we lived under the approach path for RWY 13 at... Read More »

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

Who’s going to SUN ‘n FUN?!! I am! And hoping the Lakeland Linder Airport in Florida will be covered in SUNSHINE April 21 – 26, the week of the fly-in. I would love to organize a meetup for our lady taildragger pilots, and friends of LadiesLoveTaildraggers, on Friday, April 24. Onl... Read More »

Chris Meigs-Owen    (Florida)

Chris Meigs-Owen (Florida)

Chris Meigs-Owen is based at KTPF, Peter O Knight Airport, Tampa, Florida. I have been flying since I was little with my dad but started my serious stint in my early 20’s, all the way to my MEI…then I got my tailwheel endorsement in a J3 cub and all I wanted to fly was DC3’s. I was... Read More »

Amal Ajmi & her

Wisdom in the Bush(es)

Amal Ajmi lives in Alaska and flies in the Fairbanks area. If you’ve been around LadiesLoveTaildraggers a while, you’ve read one or more of her contributing posts. She’s good – really good! I recently asked Amal to send me an update on her AK flying and she responded in spade... Read More »

Say “YES” to The Tailwheeler’s Journal 2015

Say “YES” to The Tailwheeler’s Journal 2015

Brian Lansburgh from Tailwheel Town is on a roll – figuratively and literally! He kicked off 2015 with a couple of not-to-be missed articles in “The Tailwheeler’s Journal” making me happy I’m on his auto email list. Brian has a way of cutting to the chase and is a very ... Read More »

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CloudDancer SezDC-6 in 1954. I wuzn't even a year ol' yet. Momma CD werked fer Delta an' Dad werked fer American. Ah grew up on DC-6s an' 7s. HowsumEVER...mah furst genav airsheen wuz mah furs' flyin' lesson a week after mah 13th birfday in a Civil Air Patrol 1946 J-3.7 hours ago
Tamara Latimer GriffithMy first ride was wen I was a month old with my dad, my first time actually controlling the airplane was in my moms Aeronca champ (that she rebuilt while attending maintenance school) at the ripe old age of 2 while I grabbed the yoke and put plane in a turn so I could see out the window, yeah that made mom pay attention lol!6 hours ago   ·  4

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Brian LansburghIf you've seen "Bend it like Beckham" and are familiar with Indian culture, this was quite an accomplishment in 1936. Hell, it'd be a great accomplishment ANYWHERE in 1936. Great pic, too!24 hours ago   ·  1

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Judy BirchlerGreat picture Julie Jetzer!!24 hours ago
Anne Scheer WrightGood picture of you and "your" airplane!24 hours ago   ·  2
Julie JetzerI'm so honored!!! I guess we should start thinking about our after Oshkosh NC ladies only FlyIn again😉24 hours ago   ·  2
Julie JetzerAnne Scheer Wright...LOL!!!24 hours ago   ·  2
Judy BirchlerJulie, those of us that were lucky enough to come to your NC 2014 ladies only LLT flyin had a wonderful time. Say the word if you want to host in 2015! Pick the date and I'll put it on the calendar.23 hours ago   ·  4
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Judy BirchlerSo right Kelly! Thanks for registering for the LLT Texas fly-in AND getting your tshirt orders in. I see you're going to do the poker run too. Yippee!!2 days ago   ·  2
LD JeffriesDo!! We're gonna win again!!!23 hours ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerOMG, you did win at Savannah. We're blocking you buddy!!23 hours ago   ·  1

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Renee SandellLooks like fun. One of these years I will make it out there; not so easy being a west coaster.3 days ago
Homer Sipesa friend of mine flew up there, I know its not a tail dragger but.... days ago
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Sara Kay WilliamsWow that amazing! 170B?1 week ago   ·  1
Ben Taylornow all ya gotta do is keep it polished lol1 week ago   ·  1
Sean FitzpatrickShoulda got Daniel Russo to "wax on....wax off"1 week ago   ·  1
Anne Scheer WrightGorgeous, just absolutely gorgeous!1 week ago   ·  1
Camilla RobertsIt's a beauty! Being hangared helps tremendously.. only needs polished maybe... twice a year. Looking at this picture you may get away with a whole year! Thanks for sharing... spring is close at throttle!1 week ago   ·  1
Carol LevineJust gorgeous!!!1 week ago   ·  1
Wendy Daniels FrazerThank you for all the nice comments. Sara, it is a 1952 Cessna 170B. Ben-this is fourth time I have polished it-it gets harder every time 😜1 week ago
Jill Wood TallmanWow, that's beautiful.1 week ago   ·  1
Jonathan CurranWow looks amazing ! Your awesome at polishing things. ;).1 week ago   ·  1
Debbie BakerBeautiful1 week ago   ·  1
Judy McCarthyWhat a Beauty! Hard work !1 week ago   ·  2
Noelle SmithAmber Smith we need to get to polishing!!1 week ago   ·  2
Camilla RobertsDad use to polish 40 hours about twice a year. And my brother and I were child laborers. LOL! My arms would burn out under the wings but enjoyed being at the airport. Looking forward 40 degrees days!1 week ago   ·  1
Dave KalwishkyLooks great!1 week ago   ·  1
Leonie MasonJust beautiful1 week ago   ·  1
Dennis ForsterBeautiful... come do mine now, I have an Aircoupe! :)1 week ago   ·  1
Amber SmithI'm afraid the Super Cub won't shine up quite that nice mom!1 week ago   ·  2
Cindy ReneaLooks great!1 week ago   ·  1
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Noelle SmithI know, Amber Smith!!1 week ago
Wendy Daniels FrazerForget it Dennis Forster! You're on your own! Although I do love Aircoupes!1 week ago
Rosella BjornosnI own a Cessna 170B and wish I could get it as shiny as this one!1 week ago   ·  4
Debbie BakerWhat polishes did you use for this great job?1 week ago   ·  2
Adina SzewczykThat loos sweet! What kind of Polish did you use?1 week ago   ·  1

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