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My Flight of Self Discovery

My Flight of Self Discovery

I just returned from a whirlwind, solo flight RT from Indianapolis, Indiana to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Once there, my Decathlon and I circled the enormous metroplex, 180 miles +/-, and poked ourselves in and out under the Class B Airspace as we saw fit. Ground covered; appr... Read More »

Janet Davidson     (Maryland)

Janet Davidson (Maryland)

Janet Davidson is based at KFDK, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. I’m Scottish, lived in the USA since 2001 after being fortunate enough to move here with my husband. I flew for the airlines in the UK, had a part share in an L-4 Cub, then owned a Nanchang CJ... Read More »

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Kimmine Hudson     (Colorado)

Kimmine Hudson (Colorado)

Kimmine Hudson is based at 7CO0, Parkland Airport, Erie, Colorado. Can’t wait for next years LLT fly-in! Love this group and all the positive vibes it gives for women pilots!! Ratings: SEL Aircraft Flown: C172 C120 Schweitzer 2-33 (glider) Schweitzer 1-26 (glider) About taildragging: Love to fly low... Read More »

Help! Need a Taylorcraft Owner to Come to the Rescue!

Help! Need a Taylorcraft Owner to Come to the Rescue!

I’m looking for a Taylorcraft owner to come to the rescue. The story is… Grandpa is 75 and has owned his Tcraft forever. His son (based at my airport in Indianapolis, KMQJ) flies a Citation and has over 10,000 hours. Following in his dad’s footsteps, 500+ hours were in his own Tcra... Read More »

Andrea McGilvray     (Texas)

Andrea McGilvray (Texas)

Andrea McGilvray is based at private grass strip about 10 minutes north (Medina TX) from TE90, Flying L Airport, Bandera, Texas. I love to fly! It started with a 2 seat Beaver ultralight in Canada. There you needed a minimum of 5 hrs. and I soloed at 4.5 hrs. I got my private license in 1987 in a Ce... Read More »

Lacy Pollard Waldron     (Michigan)

Lacy Pollard Waldron (Michigan)

Lacy Pollard Waldron is based at KAMN, Gratiot Community Airport, Alma, Michigan. I am a wife and mother to two little gems. I grew up around aviation. My Dad, Mom and brother are also pilots. Flying is a part of my DNA. It’s in my blood. It is a passion I have had since I was a small girl. I ... Read More »

Ruth Jacobs     (Florida)

Ruth Jacobs (Florida)

Ruth Jacobs is based at F45, North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida. I learned to fly in 1969 in a 1942 TCraft L2 on a grass strip in Kalamazoo, MI. Then bought Ercoupe, the 1959 C182 (My favorite), original rag wing C170, C170B with 180, STOL, bubble window, 30 i... Read More »

Liza Rupp     (Alaska)

Liza Rupp (Alaska)

Liza Rupp is based at PALH, Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, Alaska. I moved to Alaska in 2015 and got my my PPL in Feb 2017. Just finished up my tailwheel endorsement last week. Ratings: PPL with tailwheel endorsement Aircraft flown: C150, C152, C172, Aeronca Champ 7GCBC Dream Taildragger: DeHav... Read More »

A Remarkable Lady’s WACO UPF-7 For Sale

A Remarkable Lady’s WACO UPF-7 For Sale

When it comes to interesting women aviator stories, sometimes I find out about them in unexpected ways. This one came by way of John Wood from Massachusetts in a message that read: Linda Buroker-Melhoff’s mother Gladys Dawson-Buroker taught flying during World War II in a WACO UPF-7 based at C... Read More »

Which are Private Grass Strips? Which aren’t strips at all?

Which are Private Grass Strips? Which aren’t strips at all?

I flew the Boydster (a.k.a. my husband Boyd) on an aerial adventure around central Illinois recently. We were in my Decathlon, just a few months new to me but not a spring chicken at a 1973 model. We had a fun day and were totally into it. If you fly across the central Indiana state-line westbound i... Read More »

Janet Lansburgh     (Oregon)

Janet Lansburgh (Oregon)

Welcome to Janet Lansburgh based at 6K5, Sisters Eagle Air Airport, Sisters, Oregon. Janet is the daughter of Brian Lansburgh, a #1 supporter of LadiesLoveTaildraggers who has donated thousands of dollars in CFI time and expenses in support of our scholarship fund. I am thrilled to see Janet flying ... Read More »

Travels With Puff, a book review – Adventure, Insight, Fun!

Travels With Puff, a book review – Adventure, Insight, Fun!

The book: Travels With Puff: A Gentle game of Life and Death by Richard Bach Adventure, Insight, Fun! – a 2013 book review by LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member Cathy Babis  I am a fan of Richard Bach. Tucked in my copy of The Bridge Across Forever, is a hand-written postcard from him i... Read More »

 

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Lupita Wisener shared Texas Fly-Ins's event to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.
Lupita Wisener

Northeast Texas Pietenpol Flyin, Mineola, TXNovember 11, 2017, 9:00amMineola-Wisener Airport Since 1917Everyone's welcome. We hope to have several Pietenpols on site. We'll start at 9 am. The local chapter of the 99s will offer lunch for a nominal donation. ... See MoreSee Less

Northeast Texas Pietenpol Flyin, Mineola, TX

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My husband and I learned an expensive lesson this year buying our first airplane. The landing gear had been terribly repaired - undisclosed to us or the logbooks - resulting in a collapse of the entire gear (and fuselage) the very first day we had the airplane. We're working on rebuilding it and hope to have it flying in 2018. Here's a look at how we re-fit the front rudder pedals. Check out the rest of our "Raven" videos for the full scoop and some nerdy aviation humor ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

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😢if repaired with no write ups you should be able to recoop your money 💰 🤔

May not of helped but a lesson to others. Make sure the person that you get to do the prebuy inspection is intimately familiar with the model of aircraft that you are buying.

Cubbin’ last weekend with Lisa ☺️ (and Dixie) ... See MoreSee Less

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Cubbin’ last weekend with Lisa ☺️ (and Dixie)

 

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looks like Alaska

Reminds me of years gone by, my Cub and the sand bars on the Wisconsin River. Nice photo!

I have a Cub too! I want to meet you someday. I live at Priest Lake, ID in the summers! Do you know Olson Fenwick?

New spots. Time for another trip west

Wow! Just beautiful!

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My awesome granddaughter, Kylee, made this great trailer. I’m a pretty lucky Nana. 😃❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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My awesome granddaughter, Kylee, made this great trailer. I’m a pretty lucky Nana. 😃❤️❤️

 

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👍❤️

That was fun! Loved the music.

Our kind of bar hopping ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Perfect

Where?

Yes!!! 💕💕💕

mine too

You're awesome!

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