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Wendy Hinchcliffe     (UK)

Wendy Hinchcliffe (UK)

Wendy Hinchcliffe is based at Spanhoe Airport, Spanhoe, England. I learned to fly straight after leaving school in the 1970s in a Cessna Aerobat. After getting my licence I joined a group flying a Chipmunk which I had seen flying and fallen in love with. Also met my husband there!! Bought a Piper PA20 Pacer with a friend and we had a lot of fun going to fly-ins and events. Stopped flying to start ... Read More »

Lindsay Petre     (Connecticut)

Lindsay Petre (Connecticut)

Lindsay Petre is based at KDXR, Danbury Municipal Airport, Danbury, Connecticut. I’m a private pilot/aviation enthusiast who started flying late(ish) in life and wish I had done it sooner! I own a c-152 but once I got my private ticket I went on to get a seaplane rating and am currently doing a tailwheel endorsement in a J-3. Both of these have been so much fun! In the spring I intend to sta... Read More »

Ping Zhao’s Adventure Story

Ping Zhao’s Adventure Story

My Adventure Story Indianapolis to Silicon Valley flying our “new” taildragger, a 1946 Cessna 140 Why would anyone buy an aeroplane from their home State and miss out on fun like this? We have just bought a 1946 Cessna 140 and this is the story of how we flew Hamachi from frozen Indianapolis to San Carlos, California armed with only a couple of spanners, one of both types of screwdrive... Read More »

Sandra Proulx     (Canada)

Sandra Proulx (Canada)

Sandra Proulx is based at CYAV, St. Andrews Airport, Manitoba, Canada. I am a Class 1 Flight Instructor (highest rating of instructor in Canada) at Harv’s Air, at St Andrews Airport in Manitoba, Canada. I’ve been flying for 13 years, and been flying taildraggers for most of that time as well. I learned how to fly a Citabria shortly after completing my Private Pilot Licence, and did my ... Read More »

Susan Dusenbury     (North Carolina)

Susan Dusenbury (North Carolina)

Susan Dusenbury is based at her own strip, 13NR, Dusenbury Field Airport, Walnut Cove, North Carolina. I currently fly my Cessna 180 and Taylor J-2 “Cub” out of my private airstrip located here on my farm in North Carolina. I began flying at the age of 15 and have always flown taildraggers. My main interest in aviation is in vintage aviation. I also own a Culver “Cadet” and... Read More »

Men and taildraggers….?!   ?!

Men and taildraggers….?! ?!

I think this is a compliment …. right? Daryl Bortel is one determined aviator who seriously wants to be part of LadiesLoveTaildraggers and he does seem to have a sense of humor. Mind you, he’s a man. He sent in his on-line registration last year. He forwarded the required picture. He’s emailed several times. Here’s the first picture; two happy dudes and an awful nice lookin... Read More »

“Ladies Only” LLT 2014 Summer Fly-in Registration

“Ladies Only” LLT 2014 Summer Fly-in Registration

I am tickled to announce our first east coast Lady Taildraggers Flyin! We’re comin’ to North Carolina! Our host will be lady taildragger pilot Julie Jetzer (Citabria & C182) who suggested it nearly a year ago. We’ve talked about it long enough and now’s the time to make it happen. Julie is the queen of organizing fly-ins at her strip, having planned 7 to date at NC26 Lo... Read More »

2014 LLT Fly-in Tshirts now available

2014 LLT Fly-in Tshirts now available

The 2014 Lady Taildragger’s Fly-in tshirt design is complete! With the input and support of Jeannie Batto and Kelly Jeffries, we will be honoring a fallen friend this year. Click on the image for large view. This year’s fly-in tshirt honors Elaine Huf who lost her life in an aircraft accident in 2013. Elaine and her husband Tom were returning to their home strip in Kingsley, PA after a... Read More »

Vintage Aviation Posters and the Role of Women

Vintage Aviation Posters and the Role of Women

From the dawn of aviation artists have delighted us with incredible works including the niche world of aviation advertising poster art. Looking back, these same posters now give us an interesting perspective on the artist’s perception of the role women played in aviation. These beautiful posters were a popular means of advertising movies, airshows, war efforts, airlines and events across the... Read More »

Byrd’s Adventure Center would like you to visit

Byrd’s Adventure Center would like you to visit

Ladies, it’s time to start plotting and planning your course to our next Lady Taildraggers Fly-in at Gaston’s Resort, Arkansas. Be sure and mark your calendar for May 29 – June 1, 2014, and remember – pre-registration is required this year;  LLT Fly-in Registration and Info!! I’m looking forward to seeing you all in Arkansas and can tell you Gaston’s Resort is w... Read More »

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