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Why “Google” when you can “WingX”?!

Why “Google” when you can “WingX”?!

Boyd and I are at Norfolk, Virginia, continuing our USA perimeter flight. Norfolk turned out to be a great place to land for an inexpensive rental car not to mention the ideal location to spend part of Memorial Day weekend. We honored the spirit of the weekend and our vetera... Read More »

Fly the Hudson River Corridor. CHECK!

Fly the Hudson River Corridor. CHECK!

It’s pretty cool when you can fly through 7 states, even small ones, in a few short hours. OK, we’re not talking Texas here, but I was happy to take in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, all before lunch today! Today... 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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Our USA flight continues. Cape Code today. The Hudson River Corridor tomorrow.

Our USA flight continues. Cape Code today. The Hudson River Corridor tomorrow.

Today was Day 5 of our USA perimeter flight and we have been totally and completely sucked into this adventure. It is absolutely mind-boggling how quickly an RV7 can take you from one world to the next. This morning we left the quiet lobstering villages of central Maine and not long after, arrived i... Read More »

Visiting with a Lady Taildragger Legend

Visiting with a Lady Taildragger Legend

It’s going to be sad leaving the beautiful State of Maine behind us but very exciting New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island lay ahead. Boyd and I are continuing our flight around America in our experimental RV7, two happy souls enjoying the heck out of this trip! If you’re anywhe... Read More »

Giacinta Bradley Koontz     (California)

Giacinta Bradley Koontz (California)

Giacinta Bradley Koontz (Bakersfield Meadows, California) I’ve been an aviation historian and author for over 20 years and am a close friend of Miriam Orr Seymour who authored the “Around the Rim Flight”. The “Pilota” cigar label is of Harriet Quimby, our original taild... Read More »

Tyuana Turner     (Arizona)

Tyuana Turner (Arizona)

Tyuana Turner is based at KSDL, Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale, Arizona. I am a female flight attendant with American Airlines. I have decided to start this journey as a pilot. Began my student pilot training this month. I thought the age of 45 too old to pursue a pilot’s career, but with the ... Read More »

Around the Horn of Maine

Around the Horn of Maine

I’ve been excited about the prospect of flying around the rim of Maine for a long time, but the reality of it set in this morning. Yesterday we’d flown from Niagara Falls, NY to 59B at Jackman, Maine, and that last hundred miles brought home the fact that we’d passed the line of si... Read More »

Niagara Falls, New York to Jackman, Maine

Niagara Falls, New York to Jackman, Maine

Today was Day 2 on our USA Perimeter flight and fly we did – Niagara Falls, New York to Jackman, Maine. If what’s happened so far is any sign, we’re destined to meet great people as we travel around the rim. Yesterday when we landed at Niagara Falls, Calspan Air Services was suppos... Read More »

It’s going to be hard to top Day 1!

It’s going to be hard to top Day 1!

It’s going to be hard to top Day 1 of our USA perimeter flight, but we’re going to try our best. Niagara Falls was today’s destination, and although the low ceilings hang on longer than predicted, blue skies finally won the day. Read More »

And we’re off! The USA perimeter flight begins!

And we’re off! The USA perimeter flight begins!

After much planning and prepping our big day is finally here. Today Boyd and I depart on a flight around the perimeter of America in our experimental RV-7. With the condition inspection complete, avionics bug fixed, WingX updated and dozens of small but important preparatory tasks checked off the li... Read More »

Lisa Mannina     (Louisiana)

Lisa Mannina (Louisiana)

Lisa Mannina is based at KNEW, Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, Louisiana. I am an Observer Pilot and patrol pipeline in a Citabria. I have flown it here and there, but would love to get my endorsement so I can fly by myself! Ratings: I have my PPL, Instrument, and currently working on my single engi... Read More »

‘Around The Rim Flight’

‘Around The Rim Flight’

Since posting that Boyd and I will soon be departing on a flight to circumnavigate the perimeter of America, the postman surprised me with an unexpected delivery. The moment I opened the Priority Mail envelope, I knew I was holding a gem! Given our plan to fly the entire border of the lower 48 in ou... Read More »

Hannah Smith    (Idaho)

Hannah Smith (Idaho)

Hannah Smith is based at KCOE, Coeur d’Alene Airport – Pappy Boyington Field, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Hi! I hail from northern Idaho, where I got my PPL in the spring of 2017. I followed up with a tailwheel endorsement. Since then, I have been slowly working towards an instrument rat... Read More »

Angie Carswell     (Colorado)

Angie Carswell (Colorado)

Angie Carswell is based at KFNL, Northern Colorado Regional Airport, Fort Collins/Loveland, Colorado. My passion for flying started at a young age. Encouraged by my dad’s career in aviation, I grew up immersed in all things that fly. My goal for flying is marrying my love for animal conservati... Read More »

Gear Down – Or Not!

Gear Down – Or Not!

Taildragger retractables: Globe Swift, T6, P51 Mustang, Corsair, Bellanca Cruisair and more. It wasn’t a taildragger but it may be the wildest thing I’ve witnessed while taxiing an airplane – someone making an accidental gear up landing on the runway right beside me. I’d just... Read More »

Aviators have the biggest hearts!

Aviators have the biggest hearts!

I often say pilots are the greatest people on earth. From personal observation I can tell you they are smart, resourceful, funny as hell, often times driven, and best of all, kind. If you’re a fellow pilot and have a problem, just say the word and help is on the way. Need some advice about fly... Read More »

Annelie J Hubinette     (California)

Annelie J Hubinette (California)

Annelie J Hubinette is based at KWHP, Whiteman Airport, Los Angeles, California. I obtained my PPL through much endurance and support from many people and organizations who generously stood by me and my family. I long to fly full-time but am plodding along at a snails pace… Dream of flying for... Read More »

 

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Ladies Love Taildraggers 2018 Video!!

Ladies Love Taildraggers 2018 Video!!

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Summertime 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Video!

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‘Let It Shine’, LadiesLoveTaildraggers New Video!!

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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 »

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LLT YouTube Video ‘Got My Mind Set On YOU!’

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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 »

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“Ladies Who Fly” Video

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New Ladies Love Taildraggers “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” Video

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