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Taming the Taildragger: 1955 Cessna 180

Taming the Taildragger: 1955 Cessna 180

Jan Liberty sent in these fun pictures to celebrate the holiday. “Happy 4th of July!! Sharing  pictures taken of me a few years back with my 1955 Cessna 180 while camping at Sullivan Lake (09S) located in NE Washington State.” P.S. The boots were fun for the pict... Read More »

LLT Scholarship winner Stirling Moore begins tailwheel training

LLT Scholarship winner Stirling Moore begins tailwheel training

Wyoming pilot Stirling Moore is our LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2015 Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship winner. Her training has been scheduled for some time and Stirling’s been patiently waiting. I’m happy to report she’s now at Sister’s Airport in Oregon ... 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
Donna Perkins     (Arkansas)

Donna Perkins (Arkansas)

Donna Perkins is based at 9M8 Sheridan Municipal Airport, Sheridan, Arkansas. Aircraft: 1946 Piper J3 Cub & 1940 Waco UPF7 (newly acquired) I just bought a UPF7. I’m planning on giving rides to kids and having them sign the aircraft when done. I want to see how many signatures I can come u... Read More »

LadiesLoveTaildraggers at AirVenture 2015!

LadiesLoveTaildraggers at AirVenture 2015!

Get ready, OSH is coming! Say NO to crappy weather and think positive thoughts ’cause we need to get to the greatest fly-in on the planet. My niece Kate & I will be flying my pretty yellow bird to OSH and spending the week. AirVenture runs Monday, July 20 thru Sunday 26, 2015 so come early... Read More »

Patti Collins     (Texas)

Patti Collins (Texas)

Patti Collins is based at KMAF, Midland International Airport & KODO, Odessa Airport-Schlemeyer Field, Odessa, Texas. I am married with 3 sons. I love animals. I fly a 1946 Luscombe 8 A/E. I fly a taildragger for the challenge. Through this experience, I am becoming a better pilot.   Read More »

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Pilot Report: Missouri River Breaks Fly-in 2015

Pilot Report: Missouri River Breaks Fly-in 2015

Submitted by Heidi Stoeppler who is based at 79S, Fort Benton Airport, Montana and is flying a tcraft! Just got home from the 2015 Missouri River Breaks Fly-in at Winifred, MT. It was a blast! I met so many new friends. All the pilots there were very experienced tailwheel pilots and they gave me a t... Read More »

Kate & Judy’s Put-In-Bay, Lake Erie Fly-out!

Kate & Judy’s Put-In-Bay, Lake Erie Fly-out!

Weather recently cheated many of us out of a cross-country flight to Texas (the LadiesLoveTaildraggers flyin that never happened!) but new flying adventures are easy to plan and execute. My niece Kate & I came up with quickie trip in a totally different direction and we’d like to invite ou... Read More »

Must see Stealth Bomber Refueling

Must see Stealth Bomber Refueling

I know that pilots and crews of U.S. Air National Guard units fly refueling missions every day. The level of precision flying involved has always astounded and intimidated me. Coming from the perspective of a general aviation pilot, the process of transferring fuel from one aircraft to another ̵... Read More »

Mona Polson (Folstad)     Texas

Mona Polson (Folstad) Texas

Mona Polson (Folstad) is based at 52F, Northwest Regional Airport, Roanoke, Texas. Mona’s airplane-of-choice is N621SR – a 1942 Stearman with a 450 HP radial engine (fill the oil and check the gas, please!) This is the same airplane used in the Clint Eastwood Movie “Space Cowboys.” Her father, Hartl... Read More »

Jamy Spradlin     (Texas)

Jamy Spradlin (Texas)

Jamy Spradlin is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. My home airport is 3F9, Wisener Field in Mineola, Texas. My licenses include: Commercial, Multi Eng, Instrument, Sabre 65 Type rating, A&P, IA and a tailwheel endorsement. I have an aircraft maintenance shop at 3F9. I&... Read More »

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Last minute decision to go to OSH?? I have rooms available in a house close by. Message me ... See MoreSee Less

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Anne Scheer WrightSee you there, but I'm camping under the wing in the North 40.

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Judy Birchler - You met this amazing young man, Jacob Stirrett at Blakesburg, IA last year and HE JUST GOT HIS PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE.
Here he is as ANOTHER "man-fan' of LLT joining the ranks with me that support you all. He will be flying into Oshkosh for the very first time with me and wants to meet everyone. He WILL be as you see him in the photo below......
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Susan TuddenhamI'm coming to Oshkosh! See you there !

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Some serious next-level awesomeness. This is just about the COOLEST thing I have ever seen. Technology meets old Bi-planes. You too can have a robot taildragger-dragger for a cool $5,000! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dennis ForsterForget the toy, I want the plane! :P

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Dennis LongNot much good if it won't work on the grass, for that price it should work on grass, dirt, gravel ect... But pretty cool anyway.

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Doug FarleyVideo doesnt show it, but he later pulled it outside onto the grass... struggled a little bit, but I think that was due to the softness of the ground after overnight rain and wet grass..

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Debbie BakerPretty airplane, this is a neat robot.

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Barbe S Parkthese tugs are getting more popular hear at our 7S5 Air Park and they work really well, even on grass! (kinda fun too)

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Elena DaleTowbot!!!! Those are used alot at Reno!!

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Greg Daughtryneet to see it pull out on the grass

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If you'd like to participate at AirVenture in Thursday's "Vintage in Review" program, here are the official date ranges for your aircraft. You can be any age yourself! :)

Antique – December 17, 1903 through August 31, 1945
Classic – September 1, 1945 through December 31, 1955
Contemporary – January 1, 1956 through December 31, 1970

I'm looking for 3 women taildragger pilots who are flying into OSH and would like to participate.
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Last chance ladies - let's fly around Lake Michigan!! Here's the plan. We're departing Friday, July 10 for 3 days. Come if you can.

Itinerary Flight Around Lake Michigan
Friday, July 10 - Sunday, July 12, 2015

Day 1. Meet at MQJ for a 9 am briefing
Lunch Rochelle, IL (KRPJ) Restaurant on field
Overfly Holy Hill Monastery
Arrive (KMTW) Manitowoc, Wisconsin for first night
Best Western Lakefront/Manitowoc
Call to make your reservation @ 920-682-7000. Can cancel up to the day of arrival.
$129 nite for (2) double or (1) king. 7:00 a.m. complimentary breakfast. 25 steps to Lake Michigan shoreline.
3 to 6 pm Wisconsin Maritime Museum/next door to Best Western Lakefront
$10 pp group rate adults

7:30 Walk to Dinner, Harborside Restaurant, .3 mile

Day 2. Refuel and depart for 83D, St. Ignace, Michigan flying up the Green Bay peninsula and shoreline to St. Ignace.
Optional stop: P2P Washington, Island (2 very nice turf runways)

Arrive St. Ignace. Courtesy van to the Breakers Resort
**Call to make your reservation @ 906-643-7733 before June 17**
Ask for “Indy Flight Around Lake Michigan” group. 3 Day cancellation policy.
$119.95 nite courtside or $139.95 lakefront with balcony/free hot breakfast

Walk .6 mile south to Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry. $23 pp
Departs every 30 minutes. Last ferry from island 9 pm

Late lunch or dinner on Mackinac Island or visit The Driftwood Restaurant & Sports Bar
at St. Ignace (across from Shepler’s Ferry)

10:00 pm Gather for Fireworks on the Bay, back lawn of Breakers Resort

Day 3. Up early. Breakfast 7:00 a.m. This is a long day of flying along shoreline. Total 705 n.m.

Lunch: KBEH, Benton Harbor, Southwest Michigan Regional Airport,
Airport Restaurant. Open till 3:00 pm EDT.
Last leg to Indy, 139 n.m. direct to MQJ

FYI motel rates, remember we are going during prime season on a weekend.
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Justin PallasWhat airport restaurant at BEH? I used to work there almost every Saturday and there was nothing there, but I havnt really been around there in the last 6 months so it might be new

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Anne Scheer WrightLooks like rain here starting Thursday about 1pm, continuing through Friday. Ugh.

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Ladies, I'm looking for women taildragger pilots who are flying into OSH during AirVenture. I need 3 women to participate in Thursday's Vintage in Review program. Who all's coming?!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Patti CollinsI wish I could, but I'm in the process of changing out engines.

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JD KangI'm interested, I just found out I'm going to be at osh

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Judy BirchlerGreat to hear JD Kang. I'll send you a message and hope we can work it out!

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Carri HoaglandMy Emeraude will not qualify will it? Otherwise I can help.

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Judy BirchlerCarri, I'm pretty sure it will. The EAA has a wonderful Emeraude in their museum at OSH and as long as yours fits the "Vintage" timeline it works. It would be awesome actually. I'll google it.

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Judy BirchlerCarri Hoagland, I need to check on the home built vs. factory built thing......

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Judy BirchlerGail Schipper - aerobatics in her Bücker Jungmann. I LOVE this photograph! Thanks for the flight at Blakesburg in 2013 Gail.

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JD KangAwesome!

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Ruthie WellsSweet

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Clutch CargoI want to go to there....

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Dennis ForsterThat looks like a "Bad" Attitude to me! :P

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Hi ladies and gents! I am new to here but never afraid to ask, so here goes....
I have been asked to give an 11 year old a plane ride in my UPF7. It is down for mx.
She is in the Shreveport, LA area and is a cancer patient at St Jude. I don't know much for details yet, I just want to put out feelers if anyone would be interested??? She was at a CAP tent at a fly in at Texarkana and kept returning for more pics in their 172 and is all about flying right now.
I'm hoping to fly to Texarkana August 3 to give rides to a Girl Scout troop and she will be there but not sure if I can make it now. Thanks!!!!
Anybody close to Shreveport???
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Jacqueline JohnsonI used to flight instruct out of KBad I know one of my old students still lives there he flies corporate I'm not sure if he might be able to help

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Jacqueline JohnsonI forwarded this post to him hoping he still lives there or might know someone in the area

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Liz AnnAsking around

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Heidi HigginbothamIf you don't mind me asking. Is this a discovery type flight for fun? Or is this a request for flights to and from her appointments at St Jude's? I know serval pilots in North East Louisiana including myself.

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Donna PerkinsHeidi, it's just a fun flight that I was asked to do. She fell in love with the CAP 172 but was too young to join. They made her an honorary member. I have not met her yet. I've been told she spends a lot of time at St Jude. I'm supposed to go to a seminar for girls interested in aviation at Texarkana August 3. That's when they volunteered a ride from me. I THINK THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS AND OTHER AVIATORS FOR THIS EVENT, if anyone would be interested. It is geared toward getting young girls involved with aviation.

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Heidi HigginbothamThat's great! The reason I asked about for treatments is I am a volunteer pilot for Pilots for Patients it is non profit based in Monroe La we volunteer to fly patients to and from their treatments. I will pass the information about this little girl to a pilot friend of mine in Monroe, unfortunately I'm in the process of moving to south Louisiana for a job and may not have time to hop to Shreveport. What is the event they are having? I was told about this page just now from another female pilot I'm friends with but I've done several discovery flights for students and Boy Scouts in the Monroe area over the years and have been a speaker for Pilots for patients for 3 years. You should look at their website if you haven't already! Thanks

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Ken TurnerI put a couple of names on your wall

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Thanks for this FB page Jeanette Hibpshman!! Love these gals! Sutter Buttes 99s.....pilot for 21 years....new pilot in tail wheel 💙💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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Jeanette HibpshmanMy 'Lil Flying Buddy...I'm so proud of you!

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Judy McCarthyCongratulations!! From a Ventura County 99

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ0ZQesixms Rex Cox, here's a video of the Stipa Caproni flying barrel in 1933. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rex Coxthank you Judy Birchler..

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