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Rent ‘The Casita de Aero’, Big Bend/Terlingua, TX

Rent ‘The Casita de Aero’, Big Bend/Terlingua, TX

Last week I had the extreme pleasure of staying at fellow taildragger pilots Marti & Alex Whitmore’s casita in Terlingua, Texas. Marti extended the offer to come and stay at their casita and I accepted without hesitation. Truth is, I had absolutely no idea what the... Read More »

My Texas Tailwheel Adventure!

My Texas Tailwheel Adventure!

I’m here to tell you, you MUST FLY A TAILDRAGGER across Texas at least once in your life. Having just returned from an amazing flying adventure across Texas, I’m still pumped and plotting my return. Our eight day exploration of the Lone Star state only scratched ... 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
Unusual Attitudes Photo Contest Winners!

Unusual Attitudes Photo Contest Winners!

We have a winner! Make that 3 winners in our Jazz-It-Up Flying Fun Photo Contest!! Thank you to all the lady taildragger pilots, and one lone taildraggin’ gent, who emailed me pictures. The esteemed panel of judges included me, myself & I. 😉 Scroll to bottom for my Martha Lunken side note.... Read More »

Kim Huntington’s New Bird!

Kim Huntington’s New Bird!

  Congratulations are in order!  Kim Huntington from KSMX, Capt G Allan Hancock Field, Santa Maria, California, happily sent me her big news. Very cool, Kim, and a great choice for the back-country, off-road flying you’re doing.  My husband has owned a 2007 Sport Cub for 18 months now. &#... Read More »

Live and Learn: My First Emergency

Live and Learn: My First Emergency

Article submitted by Lana Tollas. Lana is based at KTTD, Portland-Troutdale Airport, Portland, Oregon. Every pilot I respect has some hairy stories to tell— engine failures, lost coms, mechanical mishaps, bird strikes… the list goes on: airplanes are liabilities with wings. I’ve found th... Read More »

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Damn, am I overflying a SWAT event?!

Damn, am I overflying a SWAT event?!

What the heck is going on below me? I am low, 800′ AGL, the sun has set, it’s getting dark and ultra bright LED police strobe lights are flashing at intersections ahead of me. I see SWAT trucks in a recently combined corn field ahead. All intersections within 2 sq miles are blocked by po... Read More »

Mary Packard Tveitbakk     (Minnesota)

Mary Packard Tveitbakk (Minnesota)

Mary Packard Tveitbakk is based at KSGS, South St Paul Municipal Airport-Richard E Fleming Field, South St Paul, Minnesota. I began flying at the age of 19. After a fatal accident involving a fellow female pilot, instructor, and friend, I took a break. Now, at the age of 39, I am back with my old in... Read More »

Happy Halloween! 5 Airports/10 Days Flying Challenge Pictures

Happy Halloween! 5 Airports/10 Days Flying Challenge Pictures

You did it! Many of you accepted Dan Wilkins’ challenge to fly to 5 airports in 10 days – The “5 Airports/10 Days Halloween Flying Challenge!“ Dan’s black & orange Waco UPF-7 is streaking through the skies of Pennsylvania this Halloween day. It’s time to see p... Read More »

North Florida Lady Taildragger Pilot’s Grass Strip Fly-in!

North Florida Lady Taildragger Pilot’s Grass Strip Fly-in!

Ladies – Gentlemen You Are Invited! Fly-in or drive-in Come for 1 day or come for 3 From LLT member Lynn Gardner This is the best time of year for flying and camping here in the South. The Lazy S Airport 7FL7 (1825′ x 100′ grass strip) will open its gates to 7.5 acres of pristine p... Read More »

Cookie Neumann     (Illinois)

Cookie Neumann (Illinois)

Cookie Neumann is based at KSLO, Salem-Leckrone Airport, Salem, Illinois. I learned to fly when I turned 40. At the time, I attributed the strong desire to learn to fly with possibly being in the throws of a “midlife crisis”, but in retrospect I see it had actually been something I neede... Read More »

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1946 Piper J-3 Cub
$50,000 - McMinnville, Tennessee

Excellent Condition J-3. C-85Hp with Skytec Starter 340 hours STOH, Completely Refurbished in 2007, VG's, Tannis engine heater, Wheel pants, New grove brakes and header tank installed on last annual, Wing tanks for 31.5 total usable fuel, Only 1600 hours on airframe.
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Kaitlin Mroz1600 hours in 70 years....?

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Judy Birchler's Theme of "Cool
Places to Fly" got me to thinking. Just what does it take for a flying trip/destination to get elevated to the cool level? As some one that is always on a quest for the next adventure I would love to hear others thoughts. (Please note your comments could lead us to drop in unexpected)
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John Theuncle Grahamethanol gas??

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Michelle AgeeKLMO in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to some great old war planes, taildraggers, skydivers, mogas, close to cool museums! Beautiful!

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Lisa MartinOooo...what does the V-power do for the airplane?

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Stacee FrostIn Circle City, Alaska you have to taxi thru town to get to the gas station where they have 100LL. That was kinda cool.

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Piper AlaskaThe coolest places are the small gravel bars and remote strips I use to go fishing and hunting and camping. That's where my heart soars!!!!!

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Faith Zulu CharlieGA87 High Valley Resort

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Emily CoxTavares, FL - "America's Seaplane City" is my new favorite hangout (About an hour north of Jack Brown's) Here's a photo of FA1's prop shop.

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Kathleen Doran HegenbergerI've gone to the gas station for fuel for the birddog, but I was taken into town in a pickup. I have an STC for auto fuel. The airport was out of fuel and I had to call the police to get help.

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Here's a wonderful video of Lynn Gardener and Lynn Mick's Florida Flyin. Amazing video footage! Lynn ODonnell, looks like a good time! ... See MoreSee Less

HD video of a weekend Fly-in of Private, Light Sport and Experimental Aircraft at Lazy S Farm Airport in north Florida. Great weather, food, activities, and ...

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Lynn ODonnellIt was good fun. Lynn and Mick treated us well and fed us well.

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Ladies Love Taildraggers,

You are all cordially invited to join the "VINTAGE AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION" Plan on attending Ladies Day in the Vintage Aircraft Association at Oshkosh 2017!

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The Vintage area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a haven for those who restore, fly, or simply love the aircraft of yesterday. In this video, we take a look bac...

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Just wanted to say that today is my 14th birthday and I flew my first solo (well two solo flights) I am flying powered planes too so that is my next target :-) Thanks everyone Ellie Lorna Carter ... See MoreSee Less

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Debbie BakerCongratulations

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Christine RhubarbCongratulations Ellie! I soloed on my 16th birthday and it was a great feeling.

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W Jean BeyeYou are off to a good start! Gliders are great fun.

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Janice DoyleCongratulations a real achievement!

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Una AllmanGreat news I know you love L4 Cubs

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Piper MorisenCongratulations!

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Anne Scheer WrightCongratulations, Ellie! Great job!

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Ellie Lorna CarterWhen i was 12 my dad used to see my face if anyone was really negative to girls flying, so he set about writing me a book; i like reading. and 84,500 words later he gave me a book about these two girls in America. I really liked it, so he wrote me another, lol. That's pretty committed. lol

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Meet your leader Judy Birchler! See how your organization "Ladies Love Taildraggers" started.

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Program #57 Part #5 Fly/In Cruise/In Video Magazine We are on a flying trip today to Lee Bottom Flying Field (64I) located just south of Hanover Indiana. Joi...

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Jan JohnsonIsn't Judy just the greatest??? Yes!!!!

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Kelly Poetzman JeffriesI second Jan Johnson!

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Lori HusterI look forward to meeting you Judy Birchler! I've missed you the last two years at Osh. :-( I am so glad you started this group!!!

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Lisa KienholzI love it, thanks for sharing

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Gail Stillings BurchJudy Birchler you are the best and an inspiration to so many of us

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Dennis Forster shared Unbelievable's Some People Call This ?The Best Christmas Ad Ever?. After Watc... to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.

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Some People Call This "The Best Christmas Ad Ever". After Watching It, I Might Have to Agree Full Story -> viralvo.com/best-christmas-ad/

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Piper AlaskaThat was neat!!!! Best I've ever seen!

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Kathy HarknessAbsolutely hilarious. I loved the subtle detail at the end -- the book she is "reading" on the couch is "Fifty Shades of Red."

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Cathryn Curtis-ChatlienI posted this last week, but I just watched again; still brings tears to my eyes. Thank you!

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Judy McCarthyLove it !! ❤️

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Solo flight in the pa 12. ... See MoreSee Less

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Julia KirchenbauerWahoo!! 🎉

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Gary Bakewell

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Mah Leebeautyful plane

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Amber PhillipsLove the PA-12's 💗

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Debbie BakerCongratulations

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John PachlCongratulations......! Well done..............!

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Gretta ThorwarthYay sister!!! I soloed in a -12 as well, best plane ever. 😎❤️

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Deni WhitsittMy favorite airplane to fly!!! Good on ya!!

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Scott OglesbyYour's is prettier, but I sure do love mine!

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Tom HarnishWhat a sweetheart. And the aircraft is too. Both beautiful.

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