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Glider Towing Employment in Colorado

Glider Towing Employment in Colorado

Submitted by Carol Walker Glider towing employment, KAFF, USAF Academy Airfield, Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are looking for experienced tailwheel pilots to tow gliders utilizing PA-18-180’s. Must have commercial rating and minimum 100 hrs tailwheel. Excellent wages... Read More »

10 Things You Need To Know To Become A Pilot

10 Things You Need To Know To Become A Pilot

Welcome to LadiesLoveTaildraggers.  This is the first in a series of articles I’ll be writing about earning a Private Pilot Certificate. Up next: ‘Getting a Private Pilot Certificate in a Taildragger’ I am NOT the expert on becoming a pilot, but I am a pilo... Read More »

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Alexis Lake     (Pennsylvania)

Alexis Lake (Pennsylvania)

Alexis Lake is based at KLNS, Lancaster Airport, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I have owned a Cessna 140 since 1987 but I had to put it down for wing recover in 1993. I got that all done and life got in the way. I’ve kept it in a friend’s barn until four weeks ago. It is now in my garage and ... Read More »

Tina Hunter     (South Africa)

Tina Hunter (South Africa)

Tina Hunter is based at FAKR, Krugersdorp Airport, Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa. I have wanted to get my license since I was a teenager. I got my PPL in August 2016 at age 37 in a C172. I am currently converting to tailwheel on a Kitplanes Safari that was built by my husband. We like to do air... Read More »

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

The 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in! C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10 Early arrivals Thursday, Sept. 7 JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN & FLYING AT POPLAR GROVE AIRPORT, C77! THIS IS A REMARKABLE AIRPORT AND HOME TO MANY WOMEN TAILDRAGGER PILOTS. 2 GRAS... Read More »

 

Amy Haass     (Alaska)

Amy Haass (Alaska)

Amy Haass spends time at both 66XS, Baylie Airport, Westminster, Texas and Wasilla, Alaska. I fly for a living and for fun on days off! I live in a hangar home. I LOVE flying adventure travel. My husband & I are “upgrading” from a Luscombe 8A to a C180. We still have a J4 Cub project... Read More »

Jennifer Prins     (Nevada)

Jennifer Prins (Nevada)

Jennifer Prins is based in Reno, Nevada. I just started flying the beginning of this year (2017). It is a dream from my childhood that I never saw through…I was busy with college, work, my son, life, etc., and put it out of my mind until I met my husband, Denny, in 2014. My husband has been a ... Read More »

Lenza de Jager     (South Africa)

Lenza de Jager (South Africa)

Lenza de Jager is based at FAWB, Wonderboom/Pretoria Airport, South Africa. Flies a MAULE M7 and reports she is working to pay for AVGAS and enjoying life! Aircraft flown: C172, Cherokee 180, Cherokee 235, MAULE M7 The best thing about flying a taildragger:  FUNNNN!!!! Read More »

Me and BasicMed Reform

Me and BasicMed Reform

BasicMed Excitement I’ve been talking to pilots for years about the pipe-dream known as Third Class Medical Reform – the long touted savior to pilots young and old, the perfectly fit and the less than perfect. I’ve read many an article and kept up with the ever changing renditions ... Read More »

Jessica Bower     (Wisconsin)

Jessica Bower (Wisconsin)

Jessica Bower is based at KATW, Appleton International Airport, Appleton, Wisconsin. I caught the flying bug at age 6 when my dad took me for my first airplane ride. I got my license at 19, just after starting college for aerospace engineering. I have worked as a design engineer in big aerospace and... Read More »

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Judy BirchlerAnyone with a Corsair as their profile picture gets added. :O

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Dennis ForsterAaaah... BAD ATTITUDE, BAD ATTITUDE ALERT! The "blue" is supposed to be on top and the "green" is supposed to be on the bottom! 😳

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Boyd BirchlerNothing better in a Decathlon than a long slow big barrel roll ! Add to the fun by doing it ''outside" /inverted ...

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Amber Phillips... up ahead you'll see the Canadian border.. better make this quick and turn around because they're not expecting us... 😄

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My first solo! I also soloed an E-2 Cub later that day!
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Jodie ConnellySuper cool! You're so fortunate 👍

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Zoe MallamGo far girl, I want to be like you 🙂

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Chris ColacciWow and I thought my first solo 19 years ago in a C-150 was great.....no comparison...lol

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Shalyn ApplegateWhat an awesome first solo!!!! Congratulations!!

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Amber PhillipsI can't love this enough! Congrats!! 🎉🎈

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Gary BakewellYou will NEVER look at earth and her inhabitants in quite the same way again Caroline Doc. CONGRATS!

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Marie Hardy SpearI owned a 1946 Cessna 140 for 12 years. Got my tailwheel endorsement in it. That little plane taught me a lot and prepared me to move into my Stearman. Have fun, relax and 'keep it straight. 🙂

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Candy Douglas SheeranI was raised in a 140......such a lovely plane

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Clive BeddallBeauty! Nice job Caroline Doc

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Jim DensmoreOh man. First solo in a Jenny. I am really, really jealous. Outstanding and what fun to see it on the video.

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Larry VondraA unique experience! Excellent job! That is pure flying!

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Mike DamianiShe also soloed a Taylor E-2 Cub

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Boyd BirchlerWow, who else can say they had their first solo in a Jenny?

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Hey guys! Hope a bunch of you can make it to this great fly-in. Really trying to get the word out about it this year. And no, you don't have to have an antique or taildragger to fly in to this event, they are the featured guests but all airplanes are welcome. 😎
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46th Annual Potomac Antique Aero Squadron Fly In

June 17, 2017, 9:00am

Massey Aerodrome

The Potomac Antique Aero Squadron (PAAS) will hold it’s 46th Antique Airplane Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome. This is the second year that the former Horn Point Antique Fly-In will be held at Massey. This is an Antique Airplane Assoc. (AAA) judged event. Times: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM with judging until 2:00 PM, food & drinks available on field. Registration begins 9:00 AM @ $15.00 per aircraft. Judging Begins @ 9:30 AM. Judging Ends @ 2:00 PM. Awards Presentation @ 4:00 PM. No admission or landing fees – (donations to help PAAS continue the Antique Fly-in are appreciated). Judging Categories & Awards: 2 Antique Aircraft (pre 1946): Grand Champion & Sweepstakes 2 Classic Aircraft (1/46 – 12/55): Grand Champion & Sweepstakes 1 Contemporary Aircraft (1/56-12/70): Grand Champion 2 Military Aircraft (thru 1955): Grand Champion & Sweepstakes 1 Customized Aircraft (Military or Civilian): Best Customized Aircraft 1 Custom-Built Aircraft: Best Custom-Built Aircraft 2 special Awards: PAAS Presidents Choice & AAA Club Award

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Hi ladies! For 3 years now I put my PPL training on hold to become a flight attendant. 2 airlines and many months on reserve later, I'm pretty settled in and ready to get serious. So here's my question: I know there are lot of airline people on here, so I'm curious: has anyone ever non-revved to their flying lessons? I live in Queens, NY and want to do as much of my primary training in a taildragger as possible, but years ago I was unsuccessful finding anyone too local who was willing to teach me. I took a few lessons in a cub in NJ, but between traffic and tolls and my elderly car, I'm coming to realize that may not be feasible even though I love the plane and instructor. Trying to figure out a plan B, as I miss flying terribly and wondering if non-revving somewhere is out of the realm of possibility. Or if anyone knows tailwheel instructors somewhere not too far from NYC, that would be appreciated as well! I have loved keeping up with this group and can't wait to be able to call myself a true lady taildragger! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lisa CatherineI'll start with this: I got my TW endorsement soon after getting my PPL. I fly my Dad's 180hp Supercub for kicks, and I LOVE it! I, too, am an FA and have earned my PPL and am on to my IR now. I earned my PPL while working a full schedule. It took me 9 months that way. I definitely recommend TW flying, but I would say you should seriously consider training in something that's available and affordable close to you, even if it's not TW. Adding in the commuting and the headache associated with it may make this all harder than it already will be. Then maybe you can occasionally go fly that Cub with the instructor you like, just to keep up some skill level in it. Use that time you'd be commuting to study, and to rest from your work trips, so that you're 100% and mentally sharp for your training. Balancing a full time job and several lessons and the associated studying each week will take a lot of time and energy. Set yourself up for the most success. And get to work on that PPL asap....you're going to love it!!

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Donna PerkinsAs long as you are up front with your instructor as to how you are getting to and from and respect his/her no show policy should you not make it, more power to you. I wouldn't count on nonreving for anything anymore, but your dedication will reap rewards! Just remember flight instructing is a business where most aren't being paid unless flying or doing dedicated ground school. As a flight attendant you know how important it is for the door to close. Nothing is more frustrating as an instructor to than to wait around all day for a flight to either have a no show or a call just ten minutes prior that you won't make it. Be prepared for no show fees or for them to drop you possibly if you can't make it very often. Good luck!!!!

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Randy JoinerPlease excuse my ignorance, but what is "non-revving"?

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Bill TracyNon reving sucks. But if you have to commute I would recommend trying to do week blocks and flying as much as possible during your time

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Bill TracyAnother option call around. Maybe you can get an instructor that will fly to an airport that is closer to you

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Laura K. StantsTailwheel, Etc does accelerated Private pilot courses in tailwheels, in FL. Like 10-24 days? Maybe you can non-rev there for an extended time and get it all done at once? Otherwise I have a hard time seeing that constant non-revving working out in a reasonable time frame, based on schedules, weather, required travel time, etc.? Good luck!

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Mike WilleyA little further but check out Stanton Sport Aviation . Short ride from KMSP and one of the nicest TW ladies lives there Marilyn Meline. www.stantonairfield.com

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Meredith Tcherniavsky HolladayWe are 20 minutes from JAX and do tailwheel training a Sport Cub. No solo rental though.

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Gunnar KaysRide the ferry to Bridgeport and fly at a CT airport FBO for less. Meriden area. Buy a used Taylorcraft or Luscombe as the plane.

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Gunnar KaysSmall airports give away obsolete WAC charts. I practiced with those for years and a plotter. Plastic flight computers, the dial types, are cheap. Never fail their elex power either.

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Kristee Quinngreat pic!

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Marie Hardy SpearL-4....looking for a J-3 project to convert. This will be my dream plane.

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