Mary Porter is based at KLGD, La Grande/Union County Airport, La Grande, Oregon. I am a veteran, served in the Army active duty with two tours to Iraq as a Brigade Surgeon. I still serve in the National Guard and am a family medicine physician. I just married a man who is sh... Read More »
Thanks to everyone who participated in the LLT ebay auction to benefit our “Lady Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship”. Because of your bids we raised a very tidy $298.00! With the ebay auction behind us, it’s time to announce some AMAZING donations that will ... Read More »
LLT is hosting TWO fly-ins in 2014! The 1st, the largest and the one open to both ladies and gentlemen, is our LLT Fly-in at Gaston’s Resort, Arkansas!
Early arrivals start Thursday, May 29 and most will fly home Sunday, June 1. Details & Registration Form 2014 LLT Fly-in. This year pre-registration is required! Call Gaston’s Resort to get a cabin while they last.
Our 2nd Fly-in is “Ladies Only” and will be held in North Carolina on a beautiful 3000′ x 100′ turf runway!
Our host will be lady taildragger pilot Julie Jetzer at Long Island Airport, NC26, June 20-21-22, 2014. Details and registration at LLT North Carolina Summer Fly-in. Pre-registration required. Please come and meet your fellow female aviators for a fun taildraggin’ ladies weekend!
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, introducing more women to aviation and encouraging women (and men) to join the wonderful world of conventional aircraft! The only requirement is having recorded time flying a tailwheel aircraft. We love student pilots too!
It’s short but oh so sweet – the video AND the landing. Diana Votaw’s still at it, shooting great videos of her flying adventures. In this one she says “The weather got warm so we powered up the flying machines and checked out the sand on the Mississippi.” Hang in there people, it’s warming up fast and you’ll soon be flying all over the place too. For those that need a reminder how it’s done, watching Diana Votaw fly her Cubcrafters Sport Cub should do the trick. Check out this video chocked ful... Read More »
LLT logo tshirts are in stock now! Here’s the link for anyone who would like to order for summer. LLT Tshirts On another note, the 2014 LLT flyin tshirts will soon be mailed to those who pre-ordered. White Ladies Fit Tshirts Ladies Yellow Funk Tshirts Blue Ladies Fit Tshirts Link to Order LadiesLoveTaildraggers Tshirts “Ladies Fit” tshirts run on the small size. Consider ordering one size larger than you would normally wear. Read More »
Have you noticed how life just happens and you figure it out as it comes at you? Flight training may be part of that equation and if you really want it, you’ll need a plan. I think what I like about Lisa Ann Toll is that she is passionate about flying, loves taildraggers and has figured out her life priorities. As you can clearly see by the pictures, aviation and taildraggers remain the focus of her life but she knows she can’t have it all instantly. She’s made the tough decision to postpone her training long enough to earn a ... Read More »
Congratulations to LLT member Tracy Salmi. Tracy just won 3rd place at the Llano, Texas STOL competition, Light Sport Class. Tracy was flying a RANS S7!! Pilots from across the country converged on Llano, Tx this weekend for the Texas STOL 2014 Roundup. From what I hear, pilots are having a great time participating in some friendly competition with the winners of the five classes going home with some major bragging rights. Did you check out the nice graphics on their flyer? Pretty cool but I’m thinking next year they need a girl riding th... Read More »
Jeanette Hibpshman is based at O52, Sutter County Airport, Yuba City, California. First of all, I am married to the most wonderful guy around and we have 3 beautiful kids. My husband is an Air Force pilot and we’re hanging out at Beale AFB for his second tour here. We just bought our first plane, a 1994 Vans RV-4. I – AM – HOOKED! I got my license back in 1997 and after graduating high school, attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ. That’s also where I met Mr. Right! I taught mathematics for a bit ... Read More »
Thank you to my buddy Ray Klaus for sharing his perspective on stick and rudder flying. THE TIME HAS COME TO TALK OF STICK AND RUDDER SKILLS by Red Baron Ray Klaus Modern glass cockpit airplanes have GPS navigators, data-link weather and a host of other high-tech gear that yield very real safety benefits. Even though these electronic marvels make flying easier and safer, the fact remains that the accident rate for General Aviation airplanes hasn’t budged. The technology is having little or no discernible impact. The National Transportatio... Read More »
Are biennial flight reviews really supposed to be fun? As of April 1, mine was overdue and I was in the “find a CFI FAST” mode. Luckily a seasoned old timer who instructed out of my airport for years was ready and willing this morning. CFI Ted Matthews has stopped by my hangar over the years for occasional hangar banter and repeatedly volunteered to give me a BFI whenever I needed one. Well, today was that day and was I ever in for a treat. To put things in perspective, I went to Ted’s 80th birthday hangar party four years ago... Read More »