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Janine Shepherd: Never Tell Me Never

Janine Shepherd: Never Tell Me Never

I’d like everybody to meet Janine Shepherd, an athlete, a pilot, an aerobatics instructor, an author AND a lady taildragger pilot. In fact, I’d like to meet Janine Shepherd myself and let some of her amazing positive energy rub off on me!  She is one determined l... Read More »

FLYING: It’s a Man’s World

FLYING: It’s a Man’s World

It’s no secret that I love to fly. Whether I’m airborne solo or with passenger in-trail, I’m bound to be having a good time! I’ve logged hundreds of hours with my husband riding along as my backseat passenger. I’ve flown many hours giving rides ... Read More »

Our Mission

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!

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Jennifer Wenk     (North Carolina)

Jennifer Wenk (North Carolina)

Jennifer Wenk is based at KMRH, Michael J. Smith Field, Beaufort, North Carolina. I’ve always walked around facing skyward but I didn’t actually get my pilot’s license until 13 years ago, well after my kids were well established in their own lives. With the encouragement of my husb... Read More »

Good for Business, by Gayle Crowder

Good for Business, by Gayle Crowder

  I am obsessed with aviation. When I’m not at the airport, I want to be at the airport. Or to talk about the airport, or airplanes, or flying. It’s difficult to be stuck working in a retail store all day, trying to concentrate, when my mind is two thousand feet AGL. Trouble is, the... Read More »

Welcome guest writer Gayle Crowder

Welcome guest writer Gayle Crowder

I am very happy to report LadiesLoveTaildraggers has added a new, amazing author to our website! Joining me in writing for LLT is Gayle Crowder, a passionate lady taildragger pilot and lover of all things related to flying taildraggers. Gayle will write articles for LLT that will expand and diversif... Read More »

Beech Party 2014: Tullahoma, TN

Beech Party 2014: Tullahoma, TN

Ladies, let’s go to Beech Party 2014! Mark your calendars for our last LLT fly-in bash of the year October 15 – 19, 2014 KTHA, Tullahoma, Tennessee Saturday, October 18 is LadiesLoveTaildraggers Day with special tours just for us!! I’ve been working with one of my favorite Luscombe... Read More »

RAF River Run Fly-in 2014

RAF River Run Fly-in 2014

Here’s a Recreational Aviation Foundation trip that looks like a great time! Fly the Smokey Mountains to the Georgia coast, Sept. 19 – 21, 2014. The flyer says “2015″ but is a typo. 2014 for sure!! Read More »

Take the test!

Take the test!

I’m forever amazed by the amount of aircraft knowledge some people carry around in their brains. These people are impressive as heck and spew out very specific, detailed aircraft trivia like we all must know this stuff. Thinking about them, I thought it would be fun to take a little test and s... Read More »

Trish Volker     (New York)

Trish Volker (New York)

Trish Volker is based at KIAG, Niagara Falls International Airport, Niagara Falls, New York. We met Trish at AirVenture 2014 and were thrilled Trish joined us for Ray Johnson’s “Vintage In Review” program on Thursday, Ladies Day! She’s flying one COOL taildragger. I am a rela... Read More »

Blakesburg Fly-in 2014, August 27 – September 1

Blakesburg Fly-in 2014, August 27 – September 1

Come on ladies, mark your calendars for the next great fly-in and meet some lady taildragger pilots in the process! There are tons of great fly-ins all over the U.S. coming up in the next few weeks. You’ve got your favorites, I’ve got mine, hopefully our paths will cross at one of them. ... Read More »

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Just a reminder, if you are helping out at this event, please submit your information via this link. And YES, GA/tailwheel ladies are needed. :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerKelly Jeffries'& I are going. Carri Hoagland weren't you thinking about it? Anybody else available this Friday?!?1 day ago   ·  1
Carri HoaglandI was, but the weather does not look good. I will submit my info just in case.1 day ago   ·  1
Carri HoaglandI did register.1 day ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerTime I checked the weather too......17 hours ago

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Please post some girlie taildragger pictures! OSH 2014, Donna Guerin, Yvette Tracy, Judy Birchler ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Judy BirchlerSorry Yvette Tracy, not sure how you got tagged in this one!2 days ago
Ray JohnsonExcellent !!2 days ago
Bill TracyCarol Beaird - Yvette Its one of those people2 days ago
Darren LuckeIf I'd asked for girlie pics I'd prob have been thrown out of the group! ;-)1 day ago   ·  4
Judy BirchlerYou have a point Darren ;)1 day ago   ·  1

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Thank you Terissa for adding me to this group. I'm part way through my tail wheel endorsement and loving every minute of it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerLeonie, thanks to you too. Please join us on our website by registering at www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/contact-us/. Yes! Another lady taildragger pilot is born!!2 days ago   ·  1

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The Lee Bottom Fly-In is back! Note that this year it's online pre-registration. Here's the link for info: www.leebottom.com/FLY%20IN%20information.html ... See MoreSee Less

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Kathleen Doran HegenbergerI've hear that this is a great event!3 days ago

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So how do you decide which fly-in to attend when there are two on the same weekend? Beech Party and the SWT Georgia Fall Colors are the same weekend, and I want to go to both! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike LambertIf you want to attend both equally, flip a coin.4 days ago   ·  1
Sharon TinklerBEECH PARTY :)4 days ago   ·  1
Clutch CargoBeech party4 days ago   ·  2
Kathy Johnson DavisBoth are gonna be awesome!4 days ago   ·  1
Anne Scheer WrightThat's my dilemma, Kathy!4 days ago
Chuck AvonAnn the beach party is earley in the week then its off to Ga witch is on the way .south to Tn then south to Ga then back to MI3 days ago
Anne Scheer WrightLooks like the Beech Party is winning, especially since I won't have to deal with the mountains. Woo hoo! Judy Birchler, when are we leaving?2 days ago   ·  2
Judy BirchlerYea, Anne's coming! Fly down to Indy whenever the wx looks good that week. I want to head down Thursday or Friday at the latest. I still need to book a motel which you're welcome to share. I know you like to camp though.2 days ago   ·  3
Anne Scheer Wright:-) :-) :-)2 days ago   ·  2
Anne Scheer WrightI'll be civilized this trip and share that room with you, Judy.1 day ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerAlrighty, I'm in budget for sure now!!1 day ago   ·  1

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Judy BirchlerI want a do over. What a great week!4 days ago

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Thank you for approving my request to join ... John ... See MoreSee Less

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How do I get a "help stamp out nosewheels" sticker?? ... See MoreSee Less

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Carri HoaglandI want one. Maybe more if the price is right.5 days ago
Wayne BresslerThey are available from Jessica at www.spiritof53.com5 days ago   ·  1
Carri HoaglandI jusy bought two. LOL5 days ago   ·  1

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OK, 25 hours to the start of the Grassroots Fly-In / Camp-In. We'll be out there today doing final setup and welcoming early arriver's. Fly-in today and enjoy some great hanger flying and new friends!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerI am so tempted. SkyVector says 2:45 in the Rans @ 85 knots. There's 2 flyins I was planning on doing tomorrow not too far from me. ?? Wonder what the weather's going to do.6 days ago   ·  1
Anne Scheer Wright45 minutes for me, but got stung by a very angry wasp and now my ankle and lower leg are hugely swollen. Judy, if you get stuck by wx, you know where you can stay over!6 days ago
Robin Hadfieldouch, sorry to hear about the wasp sting Anne Scheer Wright. We have huge winds here today and they are forecasting 15 gusting to 25 tomorrow :-( Everywhere else of course it seems fine...it will just take forever to get there if I go. I'm undecided, prefer the flying but the aerobatic competitions are closer. ???? all will depend on weather.6 days ago   ·  1
Anne Scheer WrightYou're welcome to stay at my house if you get stuck, Robin.6 days ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerWell, between getting up there and getting home tomorrow the weather isn't working for me. I can still fly over to Grimes Field this morning with our group and get home before thunderstorms early afternoon. Tomorrow may be a wash around here though. Hope you have a great fly-in. I love the poster!6 days ago

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Ruthie WellsI love it1 week ago
Ruthie WellsShe has me beat by two. I need to catch up1 week ago
Lindsay Petrei'm done, unless i ever get to fly that microjet....1 week ago

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Judy put out the word about the Beech Party here in Tullahoma, TN. Here are the Beech Party Taxi Instructions to the my place in the Air Park: Proceed to the arrival end of turf Rwy 27 on the southern border of the airfield next to the Beechcraft Heritage Museum. Taxi Rwy 27 and exit south on the second taxiway on your left. Slowly taxi across the street, mindful of the curbing. Proceed past the big tan hangar and come on into the backyard. ... See MoreSee Less

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Julie HartlaubThat sounds soooooo awesome!1 week ago   ·  2
Anne Scheer WrightHow big are the curbs?1 week ago   ·  1
Sharon TinklerAnne it's one fairly small curb onto the street as you enter the street from the runway. If you are scanning to your front/left you see it easily.1 week ago   ·  1

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Judy BirchlerLove 6:42! This is a fantastic video. It looked like you were holding it down skiing for minutes then airborne again. very cool!1 week ago   ·  2

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