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A Bittersweet Tribute to Caryl Wilkins

A Bittersweet Tribute to Caryl Wilkins

Please watch this touching, beautiful tribute from Dan Wilkins to his wife Caryl Wilkins. Caryl passed away but she was dearly loved and remains his co-pilot. I recommend you have a box of Kleenex at hand before viewing. Video produced by Stephanie Wain, a filmmaker from Pen... Read More »

Jeanne MacPherson & Bill Gallea, Married 21 June, 2004

Jeanne MacPherson & Bill Gallea, Married 21 June, 2004

Awww, I’m loving these truly romantic wedding stories that ‘pilot’ brides and grooms have shared with us! Thank you to Jeanne MacPherson (a.k.a. the instructor) and Bill Gallea (a.k.a. the flight student) for their lovely story and pictures. If your own wed... 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. We introduce ladies to aviation and encourage women (and men) to join the wonderful world of conventional aircraft!

Lady tailwheel pilots around the world
Vote for your favorite “Selfie Contest” Entries!

Vote for your favorite “Selfie Contest” Entries!

Vote for your favorite Selfies! It’s time to cast your votes! Everyone is allowed 3 votes, one vote per picture. Double click on randomly displayed images to view full size. Feel free to share on Facebook and Tweet for maximum exposure. Keep in mind “Likes” on Facebook do not count... Read More »

Ila Moses-King     (Texas)

Ila Moses-King (Texas)

Ila Moses-King is based at KDAL, Dallas Love Field Airport, Dallas, Texas. Thank you Ila for sending the picture of your new plane. As far as I know, you are the only member of LadiesLoveTaildraggers who owns a Swift. Correct me ladies if I’m wrong! My new plane was my father’s but he is... Read More »

Liz and Don Heizler, Married June 1, 2013

Liz and Don Heizler, Married June 1, 2013

Romance is truly alive and well! If you don’t believe it, you will after reading Elizabeth Heizler’s submittal to our “Flying High Wedding” series. I’m in awe reading the stories sent in by pilots who decided to get married aloft or at an airport. Just like Mary & D... Read More »

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Mike & Sherry Finney, Married 14 November, 1985

Mike & Sherry Finney, Married 14 November, 1985

The second submission in our “High Flying Wedding” series was sent in by the groom of 29 years, Mike Finney from Indiana. Married 11-14-1985 Michael E. & Sherry A. (Godfrey) Finney Our story started in high school in the winter of 1971. Sherry was 15 and I was 16. We met at a dance o... Read More »

“Selfie” Photo Contest!

“Selfie” Photo Contest!

 It’s time for a “Selfie”! Thank you Jan Johnson for the perfect sample “Selfie”! Time to have some fun and show off your taildragger selfies in the process! To enter the LLT Selfie Contest simply upload your Pilot Selfie below. Keep in mind we’re talking selfies;... Read More »

Applications now being accepted for the 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships

Applications now being accepted for the 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship” and for the first time a “Stick & Rudder Master Class Scholarship“. Thanks to generous donations by our members, supporters and CFI Brian Lansburgh, 2015 is g... Read More »

Mary & Dennis Nolan, Married 20 April, 2013

Mary & Dennis Nolan, Married 20 April, 2013

Thank you to Mary Nolan for kicking off our “Flying High Wedding” series so beautifully. Enjoy the story of Mary & Dennis Nolan’s airborne wedding in a Beech 18 — somewhere over Tennessee! Dennis Nolan and I were married on 20 April, 2013 in a Beech-18. We met the year pr... Read More »

SKYWAYS: The Lindbergh Bird – Then & Now

SKYWAYS: The Lindbergh Bird – Then & Now

Tina Thomas and Andrew King made the cover of SKYWAYS Magazine recently, pictured with the Lindbergh/Fichera Bird. You may recall this aircraft underwent repairs at Poplar Grove Airport and Tina Thomas was the first to fly her after the winter repairs. To me, there’s a remarkable connection be... Read More »

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Bill TracyThe disappearing post. It was here then it was gone1 day ago
Sarah Ellerman DickersonThat is awesome!1 day ago
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Jimbob SlocumI will be participating, gotta be comfortable with yer manhood Bill1 day ago   ·  2
Greg DaughtryBill does these on his toes!1 day ago
Rich DuggerTraffic 10 o' clock less than a mile altitude unknown!!!1 day ago

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Thank you for the add. Restored a 1941 Stinson 10-A which I love. Hubby has a 14-13-2 Bellanca tri tail. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lindsay Petrepictures!4 days ago
Debbie BakerOk my Stinson 10-A. First fly in I took her to Sun n fun in 1998 and received best antique airplane. My goal was a nice airplane.4 days ago   ·  3
Judy BirchlerElaine Huf had a Baby Stinson too. Debbie Baker, welcome to the LLT Facebook group - please register for LadiesLoveTaildraggers at www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/contact-us/ Looking forward to adding you to the website!4 days ago
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This lady has written a novel about an airshow pilot named Kate who flies a T-34. She's posted the first three chapters here. And...it's good! (The first part of the blog is a discussion of how she came to write the book..scroll down for the chapters.) ... See MoreSee Less

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Greatest Generation Aircraft is once again offering Christmas Light Night Flights in their WWII C47. Flights run Nov. 28-Dec. 31 at 6, 7, 8 and 9 pm. The current special price is $99 for one; two for $189. To buy your seats today just click on this link and pay online with a debit/credit card.
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I'm forwarding this on, I think future Airbus need a tailwheel- Concorde had one!

Hello!

My name is Laura Banica and I would like to get in touch with you as I have an exciting opportunity for students passionate about aviation. I am working on a project called Fly Your Ideas organized by Airbus. I am wondering if you could help me share this info to your network and social media channels as I understand this is a group of people passionate about aviation. We are particularly interested in attracting more women into the competition as we would like to have teams as diverse as possible with students from all over the world and from all areas of study. They do not have to be studying engineering or aviation necessarily, they can also have a background in marketing, medicine, etc.

Airbus challenges students worldwide to innovate for the future of aviation. Airbus is constantly looking for new, better ways to fly and that’s what our UNESCO-backed global competition is all about. Teams can register until 24 November 2014 and submit their ideas up to 1 December 2014.

The final will take place in June 2015, when the top selected teams will present their ideas to a panel of Airbus and industry experts. The winners of Fly Your Ideas 2015 will share the top prize of €30,000; the runners-up €15,000. Find out more on bit.ly/1yZKWTl

If you want to know more about it don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks!

Laura
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LD JeffriesThere is Kelly's story, and then there is LD's version!1 week ago
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Marie Hardy SpearOur first date was a Stearman flight!1 week ago   ·  2

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Judy BirchlerPhoto Kathleen Doran Hegenberger and her L19 Birddog.1 week ago
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Thanks for accepting me, girls! I' m from Brasil and I've learnt to fly on a taildragger ( the aeroboero, a plane from Argentina). I and my fiance love taildraggers and old planes :)
Now he's making his dream come true! He' s restoring a 1946 globe Swift and I am learning with him many things about this beautiful bird. Here are some pics of our adventure :) (9 photos)
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Lindsay Petrelove the swift! good luck!2 weeks ago
Jaime RoarkFantastic!! Old planes and young love!!! Your man is very lucky to have loving dedicated help at his side!! Ever man's dream!!2 weeks ago
Anne Scheer WrightWelcome, Clau! What a great project!2 weeks ago
Dennis ForsterThat's quite a project Clau, are you installing the original engine in it or upgrading? :)2 weeks ago
Carri HoaglandVery nice. Send some pics when it flys.2 weeks ago
Clau MeloDennis Forster we gonna instal an Cont. O300 145hp in it. :)1 week ago

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