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Tori Ballweg     (Wisconsin)

Tori Ballweg (Wisconsin)

Tori Ballweg is based a KMSN, Dane County Regional Airport-Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. I am a flight instructor out of Madison, WI. I love taildraggers because they keep you on your toes. But if you can keep up, the world is a whole new, beautiful and more exciting plac... Read More »

Hatz Biplane: I got it grandpa!

Hatz Biplane: I got it grandpa!

Here’s an awesome photo taken at the annual Hatz Biplane Fly-in, Brodhead, Wisconsin. Four year old Maddy Givens took her first ride in her granddad’s Hatz Biplane last weekend and fell in love. Her mother, Jenny Givens, reports “She’s going to be a t... 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
Nicki Ervin     (Illinois)

Nicki Ervin (Illinois)

Nicki Ervin is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Poplar Grove, Illinois. Currently, I am a flight instructor trying to accumulate flight hours in the hopes of becoming an airline pilot. I just recently received my tailwheel endorsement in a Cessna 140 and Piper Cub and it sure was a different expe... Read More »

Gayla Maas     (Texas)

Gayla Maas (Texas)

Gayla Maas is based at KWEA, Parker County Airport, Weatherford, Texas. I learned to fly with Edna Gardner Whyte in her Cessna 120. I bought a Cessna 140A not long after soloing Edna’s 120. I’ve been hooked on taildraggers from the beginning! After a several year hiatus from flying, (lif... Read More »

Nancy Marquis     (Florida)

Nancy Marquis (Florida)

Nancy Marquis is based at FL15, Steep Head Farm Airport, Clarksville, Florida. I earned my private pilot certificate in 1972 at the age of 17 (didn’t get my drivers license until I was 20!!). My husband and I love aviation…he has and flies helicopters and I have a KitFox!! I am in the pr... Read More »

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A Brand New Private Pilot: Cammi Benson!

A Brand New Private Pilot: Cammi Benson!

Woohoo!! A private pilot is born! Cammi Benson, who started flying in a Cessna 140 when she was only 15, now has more than a Tailwheel Endorsment. Cammi passed her checkride with flying colors on July 25 and is now a Private Pilot. Cammi has a well-rounded logbook. She’s also flown helicopters, aero... Read More »

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

This post by Stirling Moore, one of our two 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship winners, is a glowing testimonial about her experiences at Tailwheel Town and appreciation for the scholarship. My time in Tailwheel Town by Stirling Moore I flew this morning. It was a gorgeous, bluebird day and I m... Read More »

Sandy Lundberg     (Kentucky)

Sandy Lundberg (Kentucky)

Sandy Lundberg is based at 58KY, Willow Island Airpark, Finchville, Kentucky. I just completed earning my Sport Pilot license in a J-3 Piper Cub. All of my flight time is in a 1946 J-3C-65 (85) Piper Cub. I am working on my Private Pilot license currently so I can fly our Super Decathlon. I have flo... Read More »

Personal Stories from Oshkosh

Personal Stories from Oshkosh

AirVenture 2015 is behind me now but I’m still enjoying OSH by following everyone’s pictures and stories on Twitter and Facebook. I know the big party doesn’t end till this afternoon, July 26, but it appears things are winding down and many have made the trip back home. My feet tel... Read More »

OSH 2015 – Thursday

OSH 2015 – Thursday

Thursday at AirVenture my time was nearing an end but no moment was lost. Hope you enjoy these pictures and an OSH slideshow at the end. I’d like to thank Ray Johnson for inviting LadiesLoveTaildraggers to participate in his “Vintage In Review” program, as well as Wendy Lessig, Don... Read More »

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Lynn Koinzan3VO

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Greg DaughtryYes. There are fire rings right on the field and a bathroom as I recall. It's a pretty nice spot. I think sturgis is going off right now - so that whole part of the country is inundated with bikers.

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsPurple

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Sharon TinklerButter, Key Lime and heather.

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Jessica VorudaChill, Lavender (already have my butter)

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Ruth Jacobsfuchsia, royal garnet

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Yvette TracyHot pink

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Carri HoaglandHot pink or yellow

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Gayla MaasChill, Heather, Lavender and Raspberry. Any chance of a V-neck style, or tank top?

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Judy Birchlerwww.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/product/llt-logo-v-neck-t-shirt-special-order-colors/ Anybody that wants to special order a v-neck LLT tshirt in the color of your choice, here's the link. This is a one time order that I'll be placing in a few days. Let me know if you have questions.

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Donna MillerSurprise me! 😀

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Here's your chance to pick the next LLT tshirt color! I'm getting ready to order more of the most poplar color "Aqua". I may get more "Butter" too? What new color from this chart would you like to see? Keep in mind the black letters won't be visible on dark colors (see white tshirt). ... See MoreSee Less

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Heidi StoepplerI like any of the 3 greens.

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Mary GriffithsKey lime :)

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Laurie KushnerHeather

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Wendy LessigCobalt or Purple

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Julie WilliamsHot pink or purple

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Kelsey L. FoleyKelly, charcoal, or purple!

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Marie LeBlanc BeaverChill, fuchsia, raspberry, And key lime are nice. Really depends on the graphic colors to make sure they would show up on one of those colors. Nothing worse than a color that looses whatever is being displayed as you pointed out in reference to the black letters. My 2 cents worth. Thanks for asking

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Gary Todd LundbergYellow, orange, & hot pink !!!

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Susan StewartLike the lavender and orange.

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Sneha HarishKey Lime! Funky! ^_^

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Robin HadfieldAre you going to get any vee necks?

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Mary GriffithsYes! Vee necks are nice :)

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Kelly Poetzman JeffriesMy 2 cents: whatever color it is, put the website on the shirt. I like key lime.

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Judy BirchlerHow do you like this LAT tshirt v-neck style? Same 4.5 oz., longer length, combed ringspun cotton as before.

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Carol LevineHow about a V neck shirt

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Carol LevineOh I should have read before I posted

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Susan StewartLike it! Would also like to see a tank top (with skinny straps). Anybody else?

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Laurie KushnerLong sleeved (for us northern girls!)

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Carol LevineWide straps.. rasberry pink or fusia. Love pink and purple but may not go well with the design

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Ruthie Wellspink or purple

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Judy Birchlerwww.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/product/llt-logo-v-neck-t-shirt-special-order-colors/ Anyone that wants to special order a V-neck tshirt with a LLT logo, in the color of your choice, here's the link. I'll be placing the order in a few days.

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Gayla MaasYippee! Order placed for 2 V-neck T-shirts!! Much cooler to wear in Texas!! Thanks bunches, Judy Birchler!!!

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GRASSROOTS FLY-IN/CAMP-IN

August 8, 2015, 11:00am

William 'Tiny' Zehnder Field

GRASSROOTS FLY-IN/CAMP-IN FRANKENMUTH MI. - 66G AUGUST 8th 11-5pm 2015

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Beth KingThis is my hometown airport and where I grew up at ! Cute little place 😄

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Beth KingMy dad belongs to the Indy flyers and will have his New RV8 there. Say hello !

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Here is one of my P-51 videos...finally!!
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Some rollin' on our way back from Oshkosh 2015 in P-51 Mustang Red Dog.

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Second lesson today. I worked on stalls power on and off those where fun
Flew to Sheridan and taxied on pavement that was different and I didn't much care for how the champ handles when it's not on the grass but I will get use to it.

Did preflight and got to fuel the thing.

Got in 3 landings following on the Cotrols.
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Alex MeliaCongrats and keep at it!

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Ruthie WellsI forgot how much fun stalls where till I did them.

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Rex Coxawesome !!!

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Stirling MooreHi Ruthie! Are you training in Wyoming?

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Ruthie Wellsnope indiana at I72

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Ruthie WellsLara Gaerte how did you know

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Lara GaerteI've flown that Champ several times with the prior owner. :-)

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Ruthie Wellscool

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Lori OlsonStirling, I thought the same thing when she said Sheridan! We should meet up and go flying sometime. I hangar my plane in Gillette.

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Ruthie Wellswe are having a fly in at westfield in two weeks you guys

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Nina Marousekawesome, Ruthie!

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The movie from the Wings over the Rockies Museum, Visit the Museum Today

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Federico R. Labordawonderful!!

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Rex Coxawesome !!

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Curtis WrightThat's what makes flying worth it

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Mike LambertLooks like a current LLT if you ask me ;)

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Woo Hoo! I was fortunate enough to fly a P-51 back from Oshkosh! I am still pinching myself!!
In the past couple weeks I've been able to log flying a Spartan and a P-51!! If I'm dreaming, please do NOT wake me up!!!
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Sara Kay WilliamsWow too cool

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Cécile Challe ZehnderWouahoo !!! How lucky you are... Keep dreaming 😉

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Laura NoelOMG! Diana Bosley LeSueur, how fabulous!!!! :)

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Jill Wood TallmanThat's my dream too!

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Judy BirchlerOMG. How does that even happen??!! We need details!

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Donna MillerWow! SCORE!!! The Taildragger to beat all Taildraggers!

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Anne Scheer WrightWoo hoo! Lucky gal!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurThe pilot is a friend of mine and lives at a private airport not too far from me. As I was helping polish the plane, he was talking to his friend Scott that he was going to take in the Mustang to the first fuel stop. Scott flew to Oshkosh with John in his 180. I proposed to Larry that he needed a copilot for the rest of the flight home and if I find a way to the first fuel stop, could I be that copilot!? He didn't think I would want to ride that far in the Mustang. I assured him that I did and that I would ship my luggage FedEx and cancel my commercial flight!

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Rex Coxlucky girl u win the lottery ,jus awesome,good for you !!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurPart 2: The next day, Larry said if I really want to, I could fly with John in the 180 to the first fuel stop and then Scott and I could switch. He also introduced me to another Scott, that lives at the same airpark as Larry, and drove his coach to Osh. He said if I can live without my luggage for about 8 days, they would bring it back on the coach. There were a few other road blocks that I didn't mention but seriously!!!! It was all falling into place!!!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurI can't find the words to accurately describe what an awesome experience it was!! I am so glad I had purchased a seat cushion at Osh! 😉 I flew a good share of the way home AND I rolled that baby several times!!! As Sean Tucker would say "Yeah Baby!"!! So glad I have my talk wheel (thanks to LLT) and my high performance endorsement to log this. Aerobatic training is definitely in my future!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurHow's that for details Judy Birchler??!

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Sherra DavenportCongratulations Diana, i am so glad you are getting to live a lot of your dreams. Fly safe

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Diana Bosley LeSueurI have video I will post soon. BTW...In case you can't tell, I am wearing my Ladies Love Taildraggers shirt!!!!

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Darren LuckeAn amazing opportunity! funny how the minds differ.. I'd be thinking - which shoes to wear (or not to so I can feel this thing), not which t-shirt! ha I'm sure it was quite the experience that I surely admire that you got to do! Congrats! ;-)

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsLucky u

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Debbie BakerSo happy for you.

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsWhat do I have to do to get a ladies love taildraggers shirt?

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Katie BraunCongrats - you look great! OSH had great weather this year! So much fun!!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurOops, accidentally deleted :-/

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsAll I get is webpage not available

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Judy BirchlerReally? Keep trying. Probably thousands trying to log on. :)

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsOkey dokey, thanks

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Diana Bosley LeSueurHere is one of the videos....finally!

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