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

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Ann Holtgren Pellegreno

Ann Holtgren Pellegreno

Raise your hand if you know a woman successfully retraced Amelia Earhart’s 1937 attempted flight-around-the-world a mere 30 years after Amelia’s fateful flight. Why did I not know this?!? The year was 1967. A competent, young woman pilot with commercial, instrume... Read More »

Tanner Lenart     (Utah)

Tanner Lenart (Utah)

Tanner Lenart is based at KSLC, Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah. I have about 300 hours. I just received my taildragger endorsement in a lovely Husky. I fly a Mooney most often. 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
A First Solo Cross-country Not To Be Forgotten

A First Solo Cross-country Not To Be Forgotten

This little story from Ronald OConner is too good not to share and seems kinda timely given his cool pumpkin paint scheme. If you like great flying stories that involve confident, self-assured, strong willed women pilots, you’re going to love this one. Copied from my Facebook wall for all to s... Read More »

Most Interesting Women, Blakesburg, Iowa

Most Interesting Women, Blakesburg, Iowa

When you go to a fly-in, I hope you take the time to get to know some of the people you are surrounded by. I admit I don’t always slow down enough at fly-ins to truly get to know most of the people I strike up conversations with. I walk fast, I’m on a mission, I’m admiring airplane... Read More »

It’s your turn to design a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt!

It’s your turn to design a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt!

Here’s your chance to design a brand new tshirt for LadiesLoveTaildraggers! If you have an idea or a graphic image you think would be perfect for our next LLT tshirt, let’s see it. If there’s a font you think would be ideal, send me a sample. If there’s a tshirt color we must... Read More »

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Jennifer Givens     (Indiana)

Jennifer Givens (Indiana)

Jennifer Givens, KAID, Anderson, Indiana. I’ve been around aviation since I was born. My first airplane ride was in a Piper Cub when I was 3. My dad built a Hatz biplane (N24859), and I fly with him any chance I get. My father-in-law has a Cessna 170 and a WACO RNF. My husband is an IA so all ... Read More »

Shalyn (Shay) Applegate     (Missouri)

Shalyn (Shay) Applegate (Missouri)

Shalyn (Shay) Applegate is based at 15MO, Applegate Airport, Queen City, Missouri. Flying has always been in my blood. Both my grandfather and grandmother were pilots, as well as my father and my mother. I actually live on an airport. With flying always being such a part of my life, becoming a pilot... Read More »

Wings Over Savannah Fly-in, KSNH

Wings Over Savannah Fly-in, KSNH

My favorite airport manager, Montill Warren from Savannah, Tennessee sent us all a special fly-in invitation. Put October 4 on your calendar if you’re in the area. We KNOW Montill can throw one heck of a fly-in. She hosted 2 fantastic LLT fly-ins and I’m sure her “Wings Over Savann... Read More »

Saturday at Blakesburg 2014

Saturday at Blakesburg 2014

Saturday at Blakesburg the sun came out! Try as hard as it might though, the inches of rain that fell the last couple of days are gonna take more than one semi-sunny day to dry up this soggy airport. The field remained closed most of the day but did finally open up early evening. Everyone seemed to ... Read More »

Antique Airfield lives up to its name

Antique Airfield lives up to its name

Antique Airfield/Blakesburg, Iowa – the crown jewel of the Antique Aviation Association’s (AAA) fly-ins. Their motto “Keep the antiques flying” is that’s exactly what’s happening right now at Blakesburg. If you’re in awe of gorgeous antique aircraft, or rare... Read More »

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Our future chicks with wings at the Glenndale Days-BBQ Bash. 2 of the girls have Moms and Dads that are pilots! ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerFuture Taildragger pilots! Wish I could have flown up. It was just too windy though. Very cute picture. :)1 day ago   ·  1

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Wikipedia says this Stits Playboy was the first amateur built aircraft in Canada. Now that's impressive. 1952. ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of our local officials are wanting to close one of our airports, Albert Whitted Airport (SPG). I think a visit from this "taildragger" may help change their minds... ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerOutta my league for sure!2 days ago   ·  1

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Here's a strange little tricycle plane that flew into Rough River Airport yesterday too. Ever seen a Stits Flut-R-Bug? (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike FinneyYes I have. At the airport in Frankfort where I grew up a guy had one.2 days ago
Chuck OlmstedRay Stits would be proud.2 days ago   ·  3
Scott BarlandLooks great! Never saw one actually fly.2 days ago
Anne Scheer WrightKind of cute, but it would look way better as a taildragger.2 days ago   ·  2
Judy BirchlerYes, quirky cute Anne. Mike, I didn't know you grew up at the Frankfort Airport! Chuck, bet he's prouder of his Stits Playboy but this might be the attention grabber.2 days ago
Nita Sweeneycute!1 day ago

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Grab your tent, shine your prop, and take to the skies. Come and join the weekend of fun at Lee Bottom Flying Field (64I). Designed to be an event for pilots, there is no schedule - really. There is no airshow. It's just a time to come and hang out with your friends. "It's the most nothing you'll ever do." All proceeds keep this little country airport operating for current and future generations to enjoy. Did you know that it is a public use airport that doesn't use your tax dollars to keep it operating? Yes, that's right. It is your support of events such as these that keeps the grass green at Lee Bottom for all to enjoy.
www.Leebottom.com
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Judy BirchlerGreat artwork Ginger. I love the poster!5 days ago
Ginger Gordon DavidsonThanks Judy...5 days ago

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Hope to see everyone!
Young eagles flights also.
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Wow, you girls are popular! Here's another flyin invitation from Jerry Griggs in Kansas. Jerry's hosted this flyin in the flatlands for a number of years.

"The grass runway is perfectly adequate for Cessna 172, 140, 180, Taylorcraft, RV-6, etc. Would be marginal for Mooney, Piper Cherokee Arrow, most AMEL airplanes etc."

"Would be neat to have some of those respectable ladies fly their airplanes here if they can make it."
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An invitation to members from Debbie Lowe. :)

I wanted to extend an invitation to the Ladies Love Taildraggers group to visit the Flora Municipal Airport (5I2) for our Powered Parachute Fly-In Sept. 27 and 28. 5I2 has the most wonderful grass strip for a taildragger to land on!We will be serving breakfast both days. Sept. 28 is our "Aviation Appreciation Day" and we'd love to see as many airplanes as possible fly in just for the fun of it.
We are located in Mid-Indiana northeast of Lafayette and I am happy for you to use our airport as a destination. I met some of your members at AirVenture this year...I even bought a tee shirt, I liked you all so much!
Hope to see you at Flora!
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Had an amazing soaring lesson with Elizabeth Russell Tattersall this morning at Soaring NV. Than lunch at the Taildragger Cafe at the Minden Tahoe airport! ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerGreat to hear Susan! Are you hooked yet? Nice menu cover!1 week ago
Susan StewartIt was fun and I would love to have another lesson!1 week ago
Anne Scheer WrightBe very careful...soaring is addictive!7 days ago
Susan StewartIf I lived there, I would probably be taking 3 lessons a week. Unfortunately the closest soaring facility is 2 hours away from me!6 days ago

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We are getting a huge kick out of this fast and oh so pretty RV7. Flew on top of a broken layer this afternoon and got the descent on video. ... See MoreSee Less

We are getting a huge kick out of this fast and oh so pretty RV7. Flew on top of a broken layer this afternoon and got the descent on video.

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Anne Scheer WrightYou're laughing, Boyd's so serious. Whose plane is this??? :-)1 week ago   ·  1
Deni WhitsittThey are way fun!!!1 week ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerOh it's definitely Boyd's but he's good at sharing. It was pretty bumpy diving through the clouds and he was concentrating like a good pilot would. :) I've been lucky and have as many landings in her as he does! We're both still trying to get a really good one.1 week ago   ·  3
Deni WhitsittIt will happen!!!! Right rudder!!!!! Enjoy the practice!!!1 week ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerOMG, Right Rudder with capitol R's! I can't believe how much you need taking off. I had no idea it would be that dramatic.1 week ago   ·  2
Bob BarronVideo tip, get a neutral density filter, it will get rid of that prop artifact problem. Great video :)1 week ago   ·  1

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We need more color in this world! It's a good day at BAK in the RV7. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ruthie WellsCool1 week ago
Jessica Eve LoLooking good!1 week ago
Lindsay Petretrue that! most of the newer airplanes are white. think i'll paint mine black and pink. ;-)1 week ago   ·  3
Carri HoaglandWay to bland. I need to get my blue Pitts there.1 week ago
Linda WintersNice pic!1 week ago

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