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Marci Haas     (Texas)

Marci Haas (Texas)

Marci Haas is based at KTKI, McKinney National Airport, Dallas, Texas. I just earned my Private Pilot License Friday – April 22, 2016. I do have 6.5 hours in taildraggers! Mostly the Decathlon, but I do have a half hour in a Stearman P-17!! I’m currently looking ... Read More »

Sara Williams     (Idaho)

Sara Williams (Idaho)

Sara Williams is based at KSZT, Sandpoint Airport, Sandpoint, Idaho. I mostly fly floatplanes due to my job with Aerocet and I love it! However, I grew up in 170B’s and have a soft spot for all 170’s. Living up in northern Idaho has given me great opportunity to ... 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
Sherry Schaefer     (Illinois)

Sherry Schaefer (Illinois)

Sherry Schaefer is based at KGRE, Greenville Airport, Greenville, Illinois. I’ve dreamed of flying since I took my first ride on my 16th birthday. When I was 17 I went through ground school through a college course. I started flying and then my career took a different direction. A few years ba... Read More »

Magee & Peeps Go Flying – the funnest way to meet a LLT Scholarship Winner!

Magee & Peeps Go Flying – the funnest way to meet a LLT Scholarship Winner!

Brittany Reinbolt from Searcy, Arkansas was our 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship winner. Brittany is scheduled to spend a few days at Sister’s Airport, Bend, Oregon in early July with our bud, Brian Lansburgh, and earn her tailwheel endorsement. A HUGE thank you to... Read More »

Our Generous Gentlemen

Our Generous Gentlemen

While hosting the LadiesLoveTaildraggers website, and hopefully encouraging more women to fly taildraggers, one of the most delightful and unexpected surprises has been the generosity of the Men Folk. The guys really have been big supporters and fans of our awesome lady taildragger pilots and taildr... Read More »

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Ellen Northam     (Illinois)

Ellen Northam (Illinois)

Ellen Northam is based at KARR, Aurora Municipal Airport, Chicago/Aurora, Illinois.  Ran into Judy at Urbana, OH while flying a Taylorcraft over from Moraine, OH with friends for breakfast. Have been wanting to get my taildragger endorsement for a bit now, think this may be my year to get it! I fly ... Read More »

Funk Aircraft Tshirts Now Available!

Funk Aircraft Tshirts Now Available!

Thanks to your overwhelmingly positive response to our ‘Funk Aircraft’ tshirt design, the t’s have arrived and my screen-printer is printing away! Tshirts are now available for purchase. There are two styles; an Aqua V-neck Ladies Fit and a Turquoise Unisex/Men’s style, pictu... Read More »

Heather Shaw     (Texas)

Heather Shaw (Texas)

Heather Shaw is based at KGGG, East Texas Regional Airport, Longview, Texas. I’m a student at LeTourneau University. I’m originally from Idaho and learned to fly there. I’m currently learning how to fly a Citabria and working towards my private pilot license.   Read More »

Kathlene Ruhan     (Massachusetts)

Kathlene Ruhan (Massachusetts)

Kathlene Ruhan is based at KHYA, Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field, Hyannis, Massachusetts. I’m not exactly a taildragger now, but I plan to be. I am taking my practical this coming Monday. From there, I am heading to the West Coast for endorsements – complex and high p... Read More »

Some Secrets for Scholarship Success

Some Secrets for Scholarship Success

The following article was written by lady taildragger pilot and LLT Scholarship Committee member, Kelly Jeffries. Kelly flies captain for American Airlines and is a proud RV8 owner. Some Secrets for Scholarship Success This unsolicited article is for all of you out there that have either applied for... Read More »

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Thought I would bring this to your attention for those that are interested. The Hays Regional Airport (KHYS) will be having a fly-in and there will be free food and a B-25 from the Commemorative Air Force on June 11 ... See MoreSee Less

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That time I went to a concert with the boyfriend's mom and she threatened me if I didn't tell Aaron Tippin I was a pilot. Awesome night! 🤓 ... See MoreSee Less

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Niri TawäSo did you tell him?

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Amber PhillipsI did. We talked planes and then he went on stage. Majority of his planes were/are tail draggers too!

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Okay "Ladies With Tools", get making these and then set some to the side for LLT Fly-In Auction items. With all these metal fabricators out there, you can get the shade frames done and the base is easy enough. Plastic laminate the sectionals to firm them up to put into frame. Of course it would have to be your base sectional. Or KSLR Sulphur Springs for a great event memory for auction winner. ... See MoreSee Less

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Joel HowardI would love that

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Clara ButlerOmg!!! I'm making some!!

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Tamara Latimer GriffithI'm a sheet metal girl, hmm

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Debbie BakerEasy enough to make

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Thomas Michael EdmondsonThe challenge is ON.... Who will post their lamps first? Debbie Clara or Tamara.... START YOUR TABLE SAWS!!!!!

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Clara ButlerLive ur profile pic Thomas Michael Edmondson. I was at Kingsley feild today

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Flew my little Luscombe this morning to a grass strip to practice short/soft field! Beautiful morning and my patient CFI gave me a high five on my cross wind technique. That Luscombe feels every draft, thermal and gust😳😳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Kathy HarknessI sometimes get discouraged with the progress I make in my Luscombe, but my CFI (who is also my boyfriend....good and bad there) keeps telling me "you bought an airplane that 90% of licensed pilots would be terrified of...when you learn this plane, you can fly anything!"

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Gail Stillings BurchKathy Harkness what has helped me is the knowledge that the Luscombe will do exactly what you tell it to do which hones the stick and rudder skills. I think he is right a Luscombe pilot can fly just about anything else out there! Keep at it. I have 24 landings in mine and it has come together finally , the sight picture kept getting me. I kept feeling like I was nose right when I was actually straight. Looking way down the runway helped me with that and my teacher kept saying "little bites". Meaning she is very sensitive to the control inputs. We will get it! Keep me posted

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Gail Stillings BurchWell then it is a consortium when three pilots agree Kathy Harkness

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Just waiting on my Funk Tee and then I will submit my Jump Shot. Need a photographer so suppose I will grab the lineman and offer him donuts if he will oblige me ... See MoreSee Less

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Kaitlin Mroz posing by her vintage Cessna 120 aircraft at Mineola-Wisener Airport after a long day of instructing student pilots!

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Debbie BakerWonderful airplane

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www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/gals/sherry-schaefer-illinois/ How many ladies do you know with an experimental Daytona Cub who's competed at Llano? Well you do now. Meet Sherry Schaefer from Illinois!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Shari WilliamsNice ! Welcome Sherry!

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John Theuncle Grahamso , how'd she do?? Need some video! Maybe she needs an OBP sticker on that cub??

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Jodie ConnellySherry, you are amazing You've accomplished so many difficult and technical milestones Congrats and best wishes

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Lupita WisenerAwesome!!

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Sharon TinklerLove your story! Admire your accomplishments!

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W Jean BeyeI love your enthusiasm! It's contagious.

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Gail Stillings BurchGreat job and great to meet Sherry Schaefer.

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Gail Stillings BurchSherry Schaefer I love the pen on the shirt. I too hang all of my paraphernalia on my shirts. Pen. Glasses. Etc.

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Debbie BakerWelcome

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John PachlWell Done!

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Paul SchadShe did awesome too boot

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Yasmina PlattAnd she did great! I saw it!

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Ateyo SyaksyukLove your story, Sherry. At 58, I'm still trying fo get consistent time for training. Your persistance is inspiring!

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Gail Stillings BurchAteyo Syaksyuk I am 62. Make yourself a priority and go for it. I renewed my flight training after a 20 year hiatus. Got a ppl in 1982. Stopped flying in 1996 after my husband/pilot passed away. Jumped back into the air last year and have been learning since then. Have a tail wheel endorsement now and bought a plane with my son. Go for it. Make everyday an adventure

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Niri TawäAteyo gets as much training as finances allow. She will get there. She already does a fine job flying ultralights.

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I'm looking for the best weekend fly-ins for 2016. Where are they?! Where can I leave Indianapolis on Friday a.m. and be home Monday p.m. - if weather cooperates. Please tell me!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Justin PallasJuly 2nd and 3rd, Watervliet MI (40C) Saturday Steak Lunch Flyin, camping on the field with normally fireworks by the City in the evening and then pancake breakfast. About 20 mins East of St Joe and Lake MI...take an evening flight along the coast and enjoy the lake front from the air....

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Dennis ForsterWish I was young again Judy, I'd be right there with you! I always wanted to take a summer off and tour the Midwest, landing and camping out all summer! Never did it though and now I'm too old ~ enjoy life while you can because it is very fleeting! :)

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Kelly Poetzman JeffriesAny weekend that I'm off, come up to C77. You know we have the room for you to stay.

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Anne Scheer WrightFB page: Michigan Fly-outs. They're usually one day, but you can always stay overnight at my house!

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Kathy Harknessmasseyaero.org/events.html Scroll down to June for the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron -- very fun event! We get awesome antiques from all over the East Coast, and I am assured that this year we will be favored with the Brunner-Winkle Bird that Anne Lindbergh used to earn her pilot's license. My 1939 Luscombe will be there as well.

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My buddy borrowed my Cub to take his grandson flying in it for the first time. He flies a lot with Poppa in his Cherokee. When he says "but it's my favorite..." my heart sings. Getting them addicted early is key! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike LambertYou can't go up in a Cub and have any other favorite plane afterwards.

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Jeanette HibpshmanA Cub was my first airplane ride and the plane I long to buy next!

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Greg Daughtrygit that kid a headset so he can hear when he's 25

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Joel HowardThank you for sharing that it made my heart smile. My 7 year old son loves flying with me and my dad.

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