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Billion Dollar Scrap Heap: Walnut Ridge Airport

Billion Dollar Scrap Heap: Walnut Ridge Airport

It’s a Boeing 737 and I am NOT flying it! It is a retired and firmly planted 737 based at KARG, Walnut Ridge Airport, now living life as the Parachute Inn Restaurant. If you’re passing through northeast Arkansas, do yourself a favor and stop at the expansive Waln... Read More »

Sabrina Kipp     (Pennsylvania)

Sabrina Kipp (Pennsylvania)

Sabrina Kipp is based at 08N, Keller Brothers Airport, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. I’m a professional pilot, been flying for over 40 years in all types of aircraft. Currently a Captain on a Boeing 737 for a major airline. In addition, my husband and I own a 1946 Stinson 108... Read More »

Apply now for the LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ 2018 Scholarships – For Ladies, By Ladies! This year we’re offering 6 exciting scholarships; 3 Tailwheel Endorsement scholarships and 3 Advanced Training scholarships for women taildragger pilots. Applications are due by midnight February 28, 2018, PST.

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The Ultimate Taildragger Checkout

The Ultimate Taildragger Checkout

 via GIPHY Very cool news about one of my favorite lady taildragger pilots, Julie Thomas. With just one more hour required, she’s counting the days to a brand new type rating in a DC-3! Julie received training in this Douglas DC-3, N28AA, previously owned by Ron Alexander, now owned by Jim ... Read More »

Brenda LaMott     (Idaho)

Brenda LaMott (Idaho)

Brenda LaMott is based at KBOI, Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. I learned to fly in dad’s 1952 C170B in Eastern Oregon’s back country. Soloed on 16th birthday. Check-ride when I was 17. Then life happened. Life and career happened and I stopped flying for 12 years. Got back in the air ... Read More »

‘Bed, Breakfast & Beyond’, a Travel Registry for Aviators

‘Bed, Breakfast & Beyond’, a Travel Registry for Aviators

Welcome to “Bed, Breakfast & Beyond for Aviators“, the new LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ travel registry for pilots. Pilots are the friendliest, most interesting people on the planet and usually enjoy meeting fellow aviators, swapping stories and making new flying friends. This regis... Read More »

Fanny Leroy     (Canada)

Fanny Leroy (Canada)

Fanny Leroy is based at CYPK, Pitt Meadows Airport, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada. I was born and raised in France in the Alps and moved to Canada 5 years ago. I got my PPL in Quebec City before moving to the west coast where I did my CPL in the Vancouver area. I finished my CPL last July a... Read More »

Emmy Dillon     (Kansas)

Emmy Dillon (Kansas)

Emmy Dillon is based at KOJC, Johnson County Executive Airport, Olathe, Kansas. I’m an Aviation Systems & Human Factors engineer for Garmin International. I’m a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aerobautical University – Daytona Beach and am currently completing my Master’s Degree through ERAU. I’v... Read More »

Grace Assan     (South Africa)

Grace Assan (South Africa)

Grace Assan is from Durban, South Africa. She is a student pilot receiving instruction at KVPZ, Porter County Regional Airport, Valparaiso, Indiana. I have loved flying ever since I was in high school but my parents could never afford to pay for my studies. I created an investment fund to save up fo... Read More »

Sonya Loving     (Florida)

Sonya Loving (Florida)

Sonya Loving is based at X60, Williston Municipal Airport, Williston, Florida. I am a RN. My husband has flown for about 8-years so I decide to give it a try — and enjoy it! While we were living in Ohio my husband decide to get his taildragger endorsement so I gave it a try! The view coming in... Read More »

Megan Woods     (Florida)

Megan Woods (Florida)

Megan Woods is based at GNV, Gainesville Regional Airport, Gainesville, Florida. Working on my instrument, CFI, and taildragger ratings! Ratings: SEL, MEL Aircraft flown:  Piper Warrior, 172, Skyhawks, M6, Caravan, Aztec Dream Taildragger: Otter Read More »

Big Creek Lodge Idaho Caretakers/Manager Wanted

Big Creek Lodge Idaho Caretakers/Manager Wanted

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at a remote airstrip in the Idaho backcountry? Better check this out. If you’re tough enough, and lucky enough to land one of two positions, you can thank our own Mary Build (PA-12 Super Cruiser owner) who passed this message along. The Idaho Aviation ... Read More »

Carla Yancey     (Oregon)

Carla Yancey (Oregon)

Carla Yancey is based at KLMT, Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Licensed real estate agent, living in Klamath Falls, Oregon. My hubby and I got our licenses back in the 1980’s. I recently got back into flying after taking time out to help run the family business and... Read More »


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How much can you buy a good taildragger for? And does insurance go by TD time or total? I'm so curious to look into this.... ... See MoreSee Less

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The more taildragger time you have will make a difference on insurance. Total time is important, but TW and time in type is on everyone's application. As far as price of a "good taildragger", that depends on what you are considering. Do you need 2 place or 4 place? Or, maybe a single place is all you are looking for? How much avionics do you insist on? Do you need perfect paint and interior? Let us know what purpose you are wanting to fit, and we can help you further, with better information.

Joe Abrahamson just mentioned a Champ that is coming on the market in AZ. Give him a bump. Around 20k iirc?

Have a friend selling a nice Cessna 120. Garmin 430, etc. in it. $24K

You can get a nice Pietenpol for $10-13K, so again, it all depends on the purpose.

Call Dean or Mike at DelBene and Associates for insurance: 773-767-1400

The guidelines depend on the particular underwriter. Most will require 100 hours total time and 15-20 in type with a CFI sign-off.

I have a friend with a C170 for sale $34,000 Not a bad 4 seater.

Whatever you do please, please, pretty please with sugar on top get a good pre-purchase inspection done by a competent mechanic knowledgeable in the type of aircraft you intend to purchase!

My old C-140 is for sale. $24k. New engine and prop.

I have my 1947 108-1 Stinson for sail total restoration in 2015 $28500.00

Hey Juli-Anne Warll. I know of a completely restored Luscombe for sale. It’s a beautiful plane. Let me know if that’s what you are looking for Also know if an American Legend Cub for a good price. I know the history on both of these planes! Text me if interested 386 451 3791

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What acft do you need to insure? I have & highly recommend Ladd Gardner Insurance...

We use Hardy Aviation Insurance, Inc, they have great prices and are awesome to work with!

I have AIG though AOPA.


Thank you everyone for giving me your input I am waiting to hear back from most of the aircraft insurance agencies that you have all recommended I currently have avemco however it's looking like a i g maybe the best quote comparing Apples to Apples

I have AIG through regal aviation

I believe there are only 5 Insurance Carriers that do business in the US

Try Kimmel Insurance Agency. They'll get you the best rates.

I ran into what Dan just explained. Once the first agent gets a quote the rest are locked out

I have AIG through Mountain Air Insurance. I haven't had any complaints. I haven't made any claims though, so not experienced in how they deal with that.

Don’t use aig. They took bailout money.

Just remember that the first rule of insurance companies is to find a reason not to pay. They are evil. And they have a tremendous amount of power.

I have used AIG for several years as they come in with the best rate for the coverage that I desire. I normally carry high limits with full medical coverage on three aircraft. I have never had a claim. I always use SkySmith Insurance in Akeny Iowa. Scott Smith is the owner. He is a pilot and writes regularly for several aircraft magazines. very personal attentive service.

Butler brown only company I will use

I recommend Victoria at aviation insurance resources!

I use Lima Bravo out of Loves field. Lee is the best, a lady tailwheel pilot and will research best coverage for best fee

I’ve had AIG for a few years through USAA who uses Falcon Insurance as the broker for aviation related policies. I got an additional discount for being an EAA member.

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Irony: bringing a book about doing something the hard way to a treadmill with a broken “decrease” button. ... See MoreSee Less

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Irony: bringing a book about doing something the hard way to a treadmill with a broken “decrease” button.


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Good book!

mis spelled complete tho...

I used to joke with my boyfriend that I was sleeping with another man because I snoozed off with that book across my face so many times. I learned a lot from it, but some of it is not a light read.

Great book....and yeah, it's not the most exciting book.

Just a reminder Grace is looking for ways to earn her way up in aviation and she is currently in Indiana so if you can help her network please do so ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a reminder Grace is looking for ways to earn her way up in aviation and she is currently in Indiana so if you can help her network please do so

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I have absolutely no idea.

Come to Iowa! We host a Tailwheel Fly-In every spring!

Krysta Paradis shared Krysta Paradis Aerobatics's Sunset Roll to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.
Krysta Paradis

Does anyone else think sunsets from the air are the absolute best? Here is a video of me in a super decathlon rolling around one particularly beautiful one.

Krysta Paradis Aerobatics
Sometimes I roll around sunsets....
(and a shutout to the awesome Super Decathlon 28V who is my sunset rolling buddy -- the poor One Design turns into a pumpkin when the sun goes down)
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Nice stick and rudder skill on this slow roll. On virtually every acro checkout I gave through the years I'd take them up, give them the aircraft, and simply say, "Give me a super slow roll first to the left then to the right". The whole story can usually be told right there ! :-))

Most Awesome!!!!!!

Very nice slow roll

I love sunset pictures but this is the first “rolling around a sunset” video I’ve seen. Fantastic!

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nicely done!

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


I love making the sun set over and over and over!

Mine was boring 🤪

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Dan Gryder shared a link to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.
Dan Gryder

While I'm on here, for you taildragger nuts out is a vid from this year at OSH, concerning the meeting of two taildraggers, large and small! I was driving the big one. We were up there this year to give media rides and this happened. Honest we had no idea that the guy was back there and we cant see behind us at all. I felt bad for the guy but I found out later he taxiid up and turned slightly to take pictures of us on his phone while he was directly behind us. Watch the video if you have time and tell me what you think about it. I’ve never been more nervous about a Flight Vlog! Proud to be associated with ForeFlight: Visit www.FlightChops... ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent video Dan Gryder. You made learning to fly a DC-3 relaxed and understandable even though you're at the busiest airport in the world. Glad the Cub didn't suffer any damage and agree training the volunteers at AirVenture could prevent future incidents. Thanks for sharing.

I was on that flight! We didn’t hear about the Cub until after we landed.

That's what I forgot to post!! I saw you girl - how did you get on that flight Jessica Voruda?!!

I had no idea you were on that flight, lol, there were like ten people in back that I didn’t know. But that’s pretty normal. It’s weird a lot of times people will tell me a story about a ride I gave them in a DC-3 and I have no idea who they even are...

Wow. Just wow!

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I created an event called Oshkosh 2018 Lodging for anyone who wants to share info and perhaps expenses. ... See MoreSee Less

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