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Donna Perkins     (Arkansas)

Donna Perkins (Arkansas)

Donna Perkins is based at 9M8 Sheridan Municipal Airport, Sheridan, Arkansas. Aircraft: 1946 Piper J3 Cub & 1940 Waco UPF7 (newly acquired) I just bought a UPF7. I’m planning on giving rides to kids and having them sign the aircraft when done. I want to see how man... Read More »

LadiesLoveTaildraggers at AirVenture 2015!

LadiesLoveTaildraggers at AirVenture 2015!

Get ready, OSH is coming! Say NO to crappy weather and think positive thoughts ’cause we need to get to the greatest fly-in on the planet. My niece Kate & I will be flying my pretty yellow bird to OSH and spending the week. AirVenture runs Monday, July 20 thru Sund... Read More »

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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. We introduce ladies to aviation and encourage women (and men) to join the wonderful world of conventional aircraft!

Lady tailwheel pilots around the world
Patti Collins     (Texas)

Patti Collins (Texas)

Patti Collins is based at KMAF, Midland International Airport & KODO, Odessa Airport-Schlemeyer Field, Odessa, Texas. I am married with 3 sons. I love animals. I fly a 1946 Luscombe 8 A/E. I fly a taildragger for the challenge. Through this experience, I am becoming a better pilot.   Read More »

Gail Stillings Burch     (Florida)

Gail Stillings Burch (Florida)

Gail Stillings Burch is based at KOMN, Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, Ormond Beach, Florida. Hi there, I am a private pilot that trained in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1982 (while pregnant with my now pilot son). My late husband Clayton Stillings was a Marine Corps F-4 pilot, an airline pilot and a CFI. He... Read More »

Pilot Report: Missouri River Breaks Fly-in 2015

Pilot Report: Missouri River Breaks Fly-in 2015

Submitted by Heidi Stoeppler who is based at 79S, Fort Benton Airport, Montana and is flying a tcraft! Just got home from the 2015 Missouri River Breaks Fly-in at Winifred, MT. It was a blast! I met so many new friends. All the pilots there were very experienced tailwheel pilots and they gave me a t... Read More »

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Must see Stealth Bomber Refueling

Must see Stealth Bomber Refueling

I know that pilots and crews of U.S. Air National Guard units fly refueling missions every day. The level of precision flying involved has always astounded and intimidated me. Coming from the perspective of a general aviation pilot, the process of transferring fuel from one aircraft to another ̵... Read More »

Mona Polson (Folstad)     Texas

Mona Polson (Folstad) Texas

Mona Polson (Folstad) is based at 52F, Northwest Regional Airport, Roanoke, Texas. Mona’s airplane-of-choice is N621SR – a 1942 Stearman with a 450 HP radial engine (fill the oil and check the gas, please!) This is the same airplane used in the Clint Eastwood Movie “Space Cowboys.” Her father, Hartl... Read More »

Jamy Spradlin     (Texas)

Jamy Spradlin (Texas)

Jamy Spradlin is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. My home airport is 3F9, Wisener Field in Mineola, Texas. My licenses include: Commercial, Multi Eng, Instrument, Sabre 65 Type rating, A&P, IA and a tailwheel endorsement. I have an aircraft maintenance shop at 3F9. I&... Read More »

Volunteer Opportunity: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Media Liaison

Volunteer Opportunity: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Media Liaison

Here’s your chance to volunteer! Wow, that was quick. THANK YOU to Sharon Tinkler from Tullahoma, Tennessee for volunteering to fill this position! Sharon is not only a Luscombe owner and pilot, she’s also a dynamo who is passionate about aviation. The media will be in good hands! Ladies... Read More »

Fly the Lake Michigan shoreline with me in July!

Fly the Lake Michigan shoreline with me in July!

I am sorry our LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas fly-in had to be canned for weather but that doesn’t mean we can’t still do some fun flying together. Please join me, and EAA Chapter 1121, for a fantastic flight around Lake Michigan this July. We’ll fly the western route up the Wisconsi... Read More »

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Hi ladies and gents! I am new to here but never afraid to ask, so here goes....
I have been asked to give an 11 year old a plane ride in my UPF7. It is down for mx.
She is in the Shreveport, LA area and is a cancer patient at St Jude. I don't know much for details yet, I just want to put out feelers if anyone would be interested??? She was at a CAP tent at a fly in at Texarkana and kept returning for more pics in their 172 and is all about flying right now.
I'm hoping to fly to Texarkana August 3 to give rides to a Girl Scout troop and she will be there but not sure if I can make it now. Thanks!!!!
Anybody close to Shreveport???
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Jacqueline JohnsonI used to flight instruct out of KBad I know one of my old students still lives there he flies corporate I'm not sure if he might be able to help

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Jacqueline JohnsonI forwarded this post to him hoping he still lives there or might know someone in the area

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Liz AnnAsking around

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Heidi HigginbothamIf you don't mind me asking. Is this a discovery type flight for fun? Or is this a request for flights to and from her appointments at St Jude's? I know serval pilots in North East Louisiana including myself.

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Donna PerkinsHeidi, it's just a fun flight that I was asked to do. She fell in love with the CAP 172 but was too young to join. They made her an honorary member. I have not met her yet. I've been told she spends a lot of time at St Jude. I'm supposed to go to a seminar for girls interested in aviation at Texarkana August 3. That's when they volunteered a ride from me. I THINK THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS AND OTHER AVIATORS FOR THIS EVENT, if anyone would be interested. It is geared toward getting young girls involved with aviation.

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Heidi HigginbothamThat's great! The reason I asked about for treatments is I am a volunteer pilot for Pilots for Patients it is non profit based in Monroe La we volunteer to fly patients to and from their treatments. I will pass the information about this little girl to a pilot friend of mine in Monroe, unfortunately I'm in the process of moving to south Louisiana for a job and may not have time to hop to Shreveport. What is the event they are having? I was told about this page just now from another female pilot I'm friends with but I've done several discovery flights for students and Boy Scouts in the Monroe area over the years and have been a speaker for Pilots for patients for 3 years. You should look at their website if you haven't already! Thanks

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Thanks for this FB page Jeanette Hibpshman!! Love these gals! Sutter Buttes 99s.....pilot for 21 years....new pilot in tail wheel 💙💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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Jeanette HibpshmanMy 'Lil Flying Buddy...I'm so proud of you!

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Judy McCarthyCongratulations!! From a Ventura County 99

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ0ZQesixms Rex Cox, here's a video of the Stipa Caproni flying barrel in 1933. ... See MoreSee Less

La storia degli Aeroporti di Linate e Malpensa raccontata attraverso brevi filmati d'epoca. Ogni venerdì una nuova puntata sulla pagina Facebook ufficiale Mi...

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Rex Coxthank you Judy Birchler..

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Doug FarleyClassy ride!!

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Gerhard RiegerAwesome

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Hello Ladies! Today was my first flight in a Piper L4.... just amazing <3 ...Greets from Airfield Spitzerberg / Austria... Have fun! ;) ... See MoreSee Less

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Ok ladies, did anyone first get their private pilots license in a citabria? ... See MoreSee Less

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Jesse ByrerI'm not a lady lol but I am however working on my private in a tailwheel airplane currently.

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Jesse ByrerOops its not citabria though. Its a c-170 the basic principles remain the same.

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Ryan MuthDo it! You will be a much better pilot learning in anything without a training wheel

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Kristi Kingland GlowaskiI did part of my private pilot training in a Citabria

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Candice Nance CarriganI trained in a Cessna 152 but later worked at a tail dragger flight school and made the jump. Wish I had done the stick and rudder flying during my primary and then spent time transitioning to the nose wheels after that. It's better flight training to start and takes less time to transition.

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Jeanette HibpshmanDid my PPL in a C-152, but got my first taste of aerobatics in a Super Decathlon.

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Steph ZwolinskiI only have a sport license, for now, but all my time is in taildraggers. Learned in a Luscombe.

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Julie WilliamsI'm learning in a Citabria but don't have my license yet.

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Judy McCarthyNope C-172 Most Flight Schools don't do primary trainning in a Tail dragger. "Insurance" But then went right into taildraggers.

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Kelly KellerYep! 95% of my time is in a Citabria and I don't regret it one bit.

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Marijke UngerI did I did I did! Started in an instructor's Citabria, then bought my own while still a student pilot. Been flying it for 10+ years and loving every moment!

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Susan Merrell Steinbacherno, got mine in an American Champion! :)

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Ginger Gordon DavidsonDid most of my commercial rating in one. Went back following week in a Seneca to finish commercial multi engine..

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Laura LasterAll our students at LeTourneau University do!!!! We love our Citabrias. The students do as well. They are making great flight skills in our students.

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Jeannie BattoA little school out in Hampton NH does all training in a J3 and c172 for the requirements. Check it out Hamton airfield , north Hampton nah

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Robin ReidMy wife Marici Reid did and it was ten days before our oldest son was born!

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MaryEllen ThomsonNope...Aeronica and C150...but Citabria for my commercial and I am still lucky she is still by my side!!

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Barbe S Parki've got lotsa 7KCAB time - you'll do great getting your PPL in a Citabria!

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Piper AlaskaNot me, but I would highly recommend it if u are gonna stay a tail wheel girl. I started nose wheel, immediately converted to tail and have stayed their until getting my instrument and commercials. It was a little creepy trying to figure out flaring after all that time. But doable.

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Faith Zulu CharlieOne of the partners in my 8KCAB did his PPL in it. I just finished my commercial in it (plus an arrow). It's a great platform! Learn in a taildragger to start with & you'll be miles ahead of your C-172 peers.

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Shalyn ApplegateI did my initial stuff in a J-3 Cub. Go with the tailwheel!! Little more difficult to fly at first, but well worth it. It makes you a better pilot, and you'll have a blast!!

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Amanda Allender-NollMy husband and I own a Citabria for our aircraft paint scheme company so I'm starting my private in it soon. Thanks for all of the feedback!!!

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Jeanette HibpshmanDefinitely do your private in it since you have a beauty of a plane! Tail wheel planes are just hands down way more fun to fly!

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Piper AlaskaDude, u have this sweetheart of a bird? Awesome!!!! Totally play in her. I equate learning to fly in a tail wheel to learning to drive in a stick shift truck. Have fun!!!!

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Judy AirspeedI learned in a J-3 Cub and never once regretted it, even though I do fly a 182 quite a bit and love that too (any time with wheels off the ground is a good time) I love my taildragger flying and want to learn aerobatics soon.

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My boyfriend Yasha and I sharing stick time on my Aventura II - there are endless possibilities in an amphibious plane!
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Just a reminder......the SC Aviation Association is having the SE Expo this weekend, starting Saturday June 27 at Greenwood Airport (GRD). There will be food, camping and seminars for pilots....as well as an airshow and the city of Greenwood is have a festival at the same time. So, fly in.....feed your mind and your stomach and camp and have a good time. ... See MoreSee Less

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David EarlYou should be teaching her how to shoot it with SUPPLIED AIR. Read the manual, there is no safe filter.

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Tamara Latimer GriffithI have to learn that myself this summer, I'm great at fabric not sure about this paint thing

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Bill TracyDoes she need more to practice on?

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Rex Coxspraying isnt hard jus keep it going steady

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Greg Daughtryisocyanites - if you love her teach her how to do it properly -full clothing and a proper breathing supply - RTFM!

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Thomas Michael EdmondsonAnd.....we hear Pink Floyd in the background as her head is spinning and she's seeing colors nobody else is. GOOD STUFF MAN! Haha

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Bill GordonSo you're telling me that when all you guys first started out you were all using the top of the line equipment and full gear. It was her first time and she sprayed maybe a half a quart next to a fan the size of a garage door.

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I bought my Champ a year ago today. It caught fire in February and since then has been under the care of Bob Woods Aviation Inc.. I am so pleased with their progress and looking forward to flying the grandkids soon! It looks so much better than it did and I am sure that it will fly faster also! I can't say enough about the quality of the work Bob, Scott Woods and Steph have done on this former ugly duckling. Wondering what I will call her? Lemon drop? ... See MoreSee Less

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Mark C WalkerGreat looking airplane!!!!

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Joe AbrahamsonBeautiful! You should post these photos over in the Aeronca Group!!

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Charles LewisGlad your about ready to fly. Stop by and see us or at least let me know when she is done

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Jennifer WenkCharles Lewis you have no idea how ready I am to fly! I'm going to need some tuning up!

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Lisa MartinLooking good!

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Dudley HenriquesBeautiful work by all concerned on this bird. "Lemon Drop" sounds fine ! :-)

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Debbie BakerBeautiful

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Jennifer WenkED Roo a wing was in the path of a flash back from an oil furnace. I now understand the meaning of flammability when it comes to butyrate dope. This all happened in just a few short seconds.

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Debbie BakerWow. You are right it does not long and glad it was just a wing,

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Marc WebsterWow such a cute little champ

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Judy BirchlerHoly cow, I've got to read up on this one. Looks like something Disney would dream up.

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Thomas Michael Edmondson"Chitty Chitty Bang-Bang......"

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Rex CoxWOW what cruising speed for this one?

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Jan SquillaceNot much of a tail to drag...

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Thomas Michael EdmondsonThe (INFAMOUS) FLIGHT ATTENDANT WAS HEARD TELLING THE PASSENGERS OF THIS AIRCRAFT THE FOLLOWING........ www.youtube.com/watch?v=XypVcv77WBU

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Lindsay Petrefreakish

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Ruthie WellsLooks like something I built.

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Piper AlaskaAmazing!!! Am curious if you can slip that bird!!! 😋

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Virginia SmithLooks even more strange than the GB plane

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Stacy SchrefflerIt would probably glide a whole quarter mile:)

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Inge Gaertig-Harte NorthWow, awesome..

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Rex Coxany video's anywhere of this plane

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