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Victoria Neuville     (Maryland)

Victoria Neuville (Maryland)

Victoria Neuville is based at KFDK, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. I’m a commercial pilot out of Frederick, MD. I haven’t flown actively for the past two years and am now ready to get back into it. I figured the best way was with some new train... Read More »

Christine Malcomson-Young     (California)

Christine Malcomson-Young (California)

Christine Malcomson-Young is based at KHWD, Hayward Executive Airport, Hayward, California. Hi! I am a professional pilot flying for a major US airline. I learned to fly in the 90’s, flight instructed, and have flown for a regional, national, and fractional companies b... Read More »

JOIN US FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK OF GHOSTLY FLYING FUN! The LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fall Haunted Flying Tour,  Sept 30 – Oct 6, 2018. Six states in 7 days including the Great State of Texas. Don’t miss this opportunity to fly into the WWII home of the WASPs, Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, with Ladies who Love Taildraggers. All adventurous flyers welcome! Click on picture for link to details and Registration. 

Our Mission

To encourage women everywhere to have fun flying taildraggers!

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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Valerie Dereymaeker, Lady Bush Pilot, Invites you to FLY

Valerie Dereymaeker, Lady Bush Pilot, Invites you to FLY

I’m all about supporting lady taildragger pilots and their adventures and doesn’t matter if they’re based in America or half way around the world. There are so many awesome lady taildragger pilots including one special lady pilot I’ve been following for quite a while. She was... Read More »

Sweetwater WASP Museum or Bust!

Sweetwater WASP Museum or Bust!

LadiesLoveTaildraggers to visit the WASP WWII Museum at Sweetwater, TX! Hopefully you’ve heard LadiesLoveTaildraggers is hosting a Fall Haunted Flying Tour this year instead of our traditional LLT fly-in. It’s going to be one spectacular adventure for everyone who participates, whether f... Read More »

Madison Wolf     (Colorado)

Madison Wolf (Colorado)

Madison Wolf is based at KBJC, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Denver, Colorado. Hi! I am a student at MSU Denver in the Professional Flight Officer concentration in the Aviation Technology degree program. I did most of my flight training at a community college in Northwestern Colorado and I am... Read More »

Katie Marsh     (North Carolina)

Katie Marsh (North Carolina)

Katie Marsh is based at KJQF, Concord Regional Airport, Concord, North Carolina. I thrive on anything involving aviation, adventure, staying active and good (genuine) company. I got a late start with aviation and didn’t start flying till after college, but continue to believe it was/is the bes... Read More »

Sarah Dickerson’s Inside Scoop on STOL Training

Sarah Dickerson’s Inside Scoop on STOL Training

Thanks to Sarah Dickerson, winner of the LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 STOL/Short Take Off & Landing Scholarship, for submitting this outstanding review about her experience training with Charles Lewis at South Oaks Aerodrome. Sarah recently completed her training which was donated at no charge to... Read More »

The LLT ‘LOVE STORY’ Contest Winner is……….

The LLT ‘LOVE STORY’ Contest Winner is……….

February, the month of Love, is drawing to a close and so must our LOVE STORY Contest. The response was phenomenal, and all the entries have kept me entertained and smiling since early February. Facebook seemed to light up with each new love story added to our group, a sure sign they tugged on your ... Read More »

Leah Tedder Robertson     (Florida)

Leah Tedder Robertson (Florida)

Leah Tedder Robertson is based at KVPS, Eglin Air Force Base/Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Valparaiso/Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I’m a new PPL and have started on my Instrument. I’m also working on my tailwheel endorsement in a 1945 Champ. Aircraft flown: Cessna 172, Champ, G... Read More »

Kristina Hamm     (California)

Kristina Hamm (California)

Kristina Hamm is based at KSNA, John Wayne-Orange County Airport, Santa Ana, California. Ratings: PPL Aircraft flown: C152 C172 C182 Super Decathlon Pitts Cub Extra 300 Dream Taildragger: Cessna 195 Thoughts on taildragging: They are nimble, sprite, beautiful and some possess so much history. They a... Read More »

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

LADIES LOVE TAILDRAGGERS HAUNTED FLYING TOUR September 30 – October 6, 2018 JOIN US FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK OF GHOSTLY FLYING FUN! Taildraggers expected – Nosedraggers accepted Camp under your wing or carpool to motels All adventurous flyers welcome! For those that choose to begin on Day 1, o... Read More »

Amy Reiss     (Pennsylvania)

Amy Reiss (Pennsylvania)

Amy K Reiss is based at KXLL, Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport, Allentown, Pennsylvania. I am currently building hours for my commercial rating and working to finish up my Bachelor’s in Aeronautics by this fall. I first started flying January 29, 2017 and just got my IFR rating early Dec... Read More »

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If you want a confidence builder, fly a 172. If you want All of your confidence removed try to land a Pitts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry. Wrong. it responds faster and better than any airplane I ever have been in. This bird loves to fly. Take off’s ... well ok. That is not that hard, but not easy either. It is fast and furious.. but.. landing. Well that is intimidating. My Head is hung very low.But!! I will not give up and I will do it one day. 🙂

Anyone who can land a Pitts or an Eagle is a hero of mine! My girls are going to learn in a Stinson!

Pitts 12... 💕

Christy Lichtenstein. You are my Pitts hero!

Learning to land a Pitts is on my list. 🙂

The worst part about flying a Pitts is that when you take a couple months off, you forget all over again!! The Pitts has ZERO dead spot in the controls - so all the little wiggly tiny motions that you don't even know you make in a 172 cause a Pitts to wobble all over the place. Drag your aileron 1/16" and your butt will yaw all out of whack for what seems at first like no reason. Humbling is an understatement!

Treat it with the respect it deserves and a Pitts is about the most capable and forgiving taildragger around. It only does what you tell it to do, it just does it with no hesitation and no lag so you just have to be further ahead of the game and more precise than you do with other machines.

I’ll take that beating

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I recently moved to Yakima, Washington and looking for any groups of aviation ladies in the area. Anyone know of some? ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh dear. You must join FATPNW. While it is mixed it has 13% women which is more than the national average. And they are really nice. Many of them are in 99s chapters.

Reach out to the Northwest chapter of the 99s! Great bunch of gals. Many of them taildragger pilots.

Henry Keith Barrett shared DFW Wing CAF's live video to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.
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Big day today, we're taking the R4D out of the hangar after winter maintenance.
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Our 9 month old daughter and 4th generation future pilot! 😄 Trevor Niemyjski
Thank You to Rick and Karen Henningfeld Johnson for this beautiful handmade piece!
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Our 9 month old daughter and 4th generation future pilot! 😄 Trevor Niemyjski
Thank You to Rick and Karen Henningfeld Johnson for this beautiful handmade piece!
Gayla Maas shared Federal Aviation Administration's post to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.
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Today for Women’s History Month we honor aviatrix and Hollywood stunt pilot Pancho Barnes. She worked as a Lockheed test pilot and as a Hollywood stunt pilot. As a stunt pilot she helped the legendary Howard Hughes capture the authentic audio of airplanes for his successful war film “Hell’s Angels” starring Jean Harlow, by flying past tethered balloons with sound equipment attached to them. Much of her aerial stunt work can be seen in this Oscar-Nominated film. In 1930 she broke the speed record previously held by her longtime friend Amelia Earhart passing 196 miles per hour. She also beat one of the most awarded aviators, Roscoe Turner in an air race from San Francisco to Los Angeles by 20 minutes. Later in life, Pancho founded the first movie stunt pilots union; she also founded the Women's Air Reserve, since she believed that women should be military pilots. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Happy Bottom Riding Club!! 🙂

OK, let's hear from you! Tell us the make and model of every aircraft you've ever owned. All of them. Brownie points if you post a picture of yourself with any of them! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Tcraft f-21

Cessna 140

Slingsby T45 Swallow, Mucha 100 (both lovely wooden gliders, Scheibe Falke T61A, Aeronca Champ, Jodel D120.You are LLT and I claim my brownie points.nic

1947 Cessna 140! Got her last year & already put over 60 hours on her!

Luscombe 8E

Gotta love the Cessna 195!

'46 J3 (with my son)

Waco YMF5

My non taildragger PA28-180C

BEAUTIFUL bird Lara Gaerte!!

Socata Tampico. One of 66 still registered in USA. Ps it isn’t a taildragger. However we also have a Maule M7


1958, 180


1977- 172N- my first trainer I bought. Put 600 hours on it before I went to the 180, then to the 172M, and then 182Q. Lately I added the taildragger 140.

Currently own and fly a 1946 Cessna 140 (26 yrs), 2010 RV-6 (2 yrs) and 1989 Hatz CB-1 (4.5 yrs).

1942 L2 Taylorcraft, 1946 Ercoupe, 1959 Cessna 182, 1952 Cessna 170 orignal ragwing, 1955 Cessna 170B, 1961 Cessna 182, 1964 Cessna 182.

Piper PA18. Its not mine. I'm just the mechanic at the overhaul actually 😉

Aeronca Chief, Bellanca Super Decathlon, plus a a couple C172s.

Cherokee 180, Cherokee Six, Piper Saratoga, Cessna 170, Stinson 108, Bonanza.

My first plane: 1994 Van’s RV-4

Current plane: 1946 Piper J-3 Cub (building an RV-7)

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Светлана Капанина - познакомьтесь с Лучшим пилотом в мире 😍
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And she is not a FAST member?