LadiesLoveTaildraggers | For gals who LOVE the fun of flying taildraggers! LadiesLoveTaildraggers

ladytaildraggers@gmail.com
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”... 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... 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
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 »

Slick Backcountry Landing

Slick Backcountry Landing

Here’s a tricky approach not meant for the faint of heart. Destination is Simonds airstrip in the Idaho backcountry. The strip is 900′ long x 37′ wide with a 4% to 9% grade, trees all around, and it’s at 5243′ msl. Check out this 1976 Cessna 185 with Sportsman STOL nail... Read More »

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 »

Register

If you’re a woman who would like to join you only need recorded flying time in a tailwheel aircraft. We love student pilots!

Register here
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 »

Tamara Griffith     (Texas)

Tamara Griffith (Texas)

Tamara Griffith is based at 16X, Propwash Airport, Justin, Texas. I am a second generation female pilot, My mother is retired ATC plus now a DPE and my oldest daughter is also a CFI (so yes 3 generation female flight instructors) and all do fly taildraggers or really anything we can fit into. At GIF... Read More »

The Flying Lesson, A Short Film

The Flying Lesson, A Short Film

Many thanks to Dan Wilkins for discovering this wonderful little video. “The Flying Lesson” is a short film by Phil Hawkins featuring Jessica Blake and Richard J. Fletcher. It was shot in only 5 days on a shoestring budget but I think you’ll be surprised by the quality of the film ... Read More »

Read More Posts
LLT Instant Poll
Do you laugh at your own flying stories?

Facebook Feed

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

15 hours ago

Anne Scheer Wright, Scott Sewell and 4 others like this

View previous comments

Lindsay Petrepictures!14 hours 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.14 hours 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!3 hours ago
Anne Scheer WrightWelcome, Debbie!2 hours ago
CloudDancer SezWELCOME Mizz Debbie!2 hours ago

Comment on Facebook

Don't let the clock run out! The LadiesLoveTaildraggers "Selfie Photo Contest" ends Sunday at midnight. Send your pix soon! Photo judging by "local airport bums" has been expanded to "ALL airport bums". Everyone will be able to vote for their favorites once all pictures are received. ... See MoreSee Less

Attachment UnavailableThis attachment may have been removed or the person who shared it may not have permission to share it with you.

3 days ago

View previous comments

Lauren RichardsonForm doesn't work for me :-(3 days ago
Judy BirchlerIkes! I'm working on it.......3 days ago
Judy BirchlerOK, I just found out all forms using this plugin are broken because of an auto update by Wordpress. They are working to correct the problem. Best best is to email your picture to LadyTaildraggers@gmail.com ---- just in case they don't get it back up soon. So sorry!3 days ago
Amber PhillipsHi Judy, is their a chance you know if mine made it? I can email just in case but entered mine the first day. Thanks! :)23 hours ago
Judy BirchlerAmber Phillips, yes ---- and there's a Chipmunk too!23 hours ago
Sharon TinklerJudy did mine make it? I posted it once on FB and then sent it in to LLT. Should I send you another one? :)23 hours ago   ·  1
Amber PhillipsMy friend's plane. Love flying it too! That day was a breakfast fly-in. :) Thank you!23 hours ago
Judy BirchlerI've got it Sharon.22 hours ago   ·  1

Comment on Facebook

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

Attachment UnavailableThis attachment may have been removed or the person who shared it may not have permission to share it with you.

3 days ago

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.
www.gga1.org/Christmas%20Light%20Night%20Flights
... See MoreSee Less

Attachment UnavailableThis attachment may have been removed or the person who shared it may not have permission to share it with you.

6 days ago

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
... See MoreSee Less

Attachment UnavailableThis attachment may have been removed or the person who shared it may not have permission to share it with you.

6 days ago

How about couples that met in an airplane? I've got that story. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Elizabeth Heizler, Jessica Eve Lo and 6 others like this

LD JeffriesThere is Kelly's story, and then there is LD's version!7 days ago
Judy BirchlerAm I sensing a poem coming on?!6 days ago   ·  2
Marie Hardy SpearOur first date was a Stearman flight!6 days ago   ·  2

Comment on Facebook

Judy Birchler updated the group photo in Ladies Love Taildraggers. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

View on Facebook

Steph Zwolinski, Charlotte Zeederberg and 23 others like this

Judy BirchlerPhoto Kathleen Doran Hegenberger and her L19 Birddog.7 days ago
Ruthie WellsNow that's just cool.7 days ago
Daryl BortelLove the L-19's7 days ago
Chris DaweLove Birddogs and this one looks awesome!7 days ago

Comment on Facebook

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)
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

9
View on Facebook

Ben Loper, Ben Meek and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Lindsay Petrelove the swift! good luck!1 week 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!!1 week ago
Anne Scheer WrightWelcome, Clau! What a great project!1 week ago
Dennis ForsterThat's quite a project Clau, are you installing the original engine in it or upgrading? :)1 week ago
Carri HoaglandVery nice. Send some pics when it flys.1 week ago
Clau MeloDennis Forster we gonna instal an Cont. O300 145hp in it. :)7 days ago

Comment on Facebook