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LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in!
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, Early arrivals Thursday
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Take a Peek. Look Who’s Coming to our Texas Fly-in!

Take a Peek. Look Who’s Coming to our Texas Fly-in!

It’s always fun to see a few of your fellow pilots registered to attend our LadiesLoveTaildraggers flyin. This slide show isn’t complete – I don’t have pictures of all the ladies registered but it’s a good start. Sorry guys, not many pretty pict... Read More »

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 »

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
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 be around massive bodies ... Read More »

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 »

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Karey Sanderson     (Iowa)

Karey Sanderson (Iowa)

Karey Sanderson is based at Knoxville Municipal Airport, Knoxville, Iowa. I am a new private pilot. I passed my check ride eight weeks and two days ago. I’m scared of heights and really new to general aviation. I have a purple headset and it isn’t unusual for my logbook to be filled out in some colo... Read More »

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 »

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Shari Williams❤️❤️❤️

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Kathlene Sage RuhanThat's awesome... ❤️

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Susan FoxWOW!!!!

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Clive BeddallOoooh -> Aaaah!

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Debbie BakerAmazing

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Gayla MaasI'm jealous!!

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsWonderful!!!

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Taildragger ABUSE!! :) "Same time tomorrow, Mrs. Bell?" ... See MoreSee Less

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Dennis ForsterI hate it when they damage planes just to make their movies! :(

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Anne Scheer WrightPoor Mrs. Bell - she might have joined LLT!

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Rich DuggerThat makes me ill. But we live in a country where (up until the ACA) we live in a free market where we can buy and sell what we chooose to and at least do what we want with our property. This is the down side.

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Lindsay Petreoh! those poor birdies!

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Donna MillerOuch. That just hurt!

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Jim DensmoreWell they were trying to kill him. As abusive was the car that landed on that DC-3's wing in the same scene. Oooh that hurt.

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Brian LansburghExtremely painful!!

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Cathy White PageDang, they wrecked a lot of nice planes.

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Mark MorlandI had forgotten all that carnage

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Jan Phillips Hopenow that just hurt to watch

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Dennis ForsterI would think that poor lady taildragger student would quit and take up knitting or something after a session like that! :D

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Clive BeddallFavourite scene: In the hangar, "You're over-revving"! Hahaha!

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Laura K. StantsBecause it shows your attitude. For good or bad. ;)

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Robert Stoverno thats the silly meter

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Gayla MaasBecause like so many things, what it used to be called, "Artificial horizon" wasn't good enough. Or, maybe someone thought they could keep their job by trying to re-vamp what was already working.

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I was so excited to fly this beautiful 170. Ooh ... shiny 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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W Jean BeyeDid that 170 come from Hamilton, Montana years ago? There was one there with a 180hp engine that was polished with blue trim.

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Sharon TinklerNever seen an ugly 170!

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Jeff MarkenBeautiful!

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Chris BlackShe's so beautiful

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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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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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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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