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You’re invited to two upcoming Kansas Fly-ins!

You’re invited to two upcoming Kansas Fly-ins!

I’m partial to the state of Kansas right now, probably because I just returned from a quick but awesome trip there. While bumping shoulders in Kansas, I was asked to invite you, your families & friends to two fly-ins, both the same September Saturday. Take in one o... Read More »

Best Summer Flying Photo Contest Winner is …… Bailey Billen

Best Summer Flying Photo Contest Winner is …… Bailey Billen

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures to our summer photo contest. I received some awesome entries! They were good but the hands-down winner of our LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Best Summer Flying Photo Contest” is….. Bailey Billen! You can see Bailey exit... 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
Debbie Cheney     (California)

Debbie Cheney (California)

Debbie Cheney is based at KRIR, Flabob Airport, Riverside, California. First date with my now husband 35 years ago was watching him do touch and goes after getting his ticket. After buying our Cessna 180, I too fell in love with flying. I received my license in 2009 and bought the Cessna 140 as my t... Read More »

MO9 Kingsley Airfield

MO9 Kingsley Airfield

I stopped at a little airfield yesterday I recommend every pilot add to their ‘Must Fly’ list, MO9, Kingsley Airfield. It was an awesome visit on every level; grass, restaurant, good food, great people and hangars stuffed with great airplanes. Thank you to Sarah Ellerman Dickerson for in... Read More »

Me? Fly a Lear 45 Sim? You bet!

Me? Fly a Lear 45 Sim? You bet!

I am cramming more than is humanly possible into this short little impromptu adventure I’m on. I mean, really, how is it even possible that I get an invitation to fly a Lear 45 sim while I’m in Wichita?! I don’t know the answer but I do know that Jerry Griggs, the director of stand... Read More »

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It’s a long way to Wichita!

It’s a long way to Wichita!

Woohoo! I made it Wichita, Kansas… my mid-flight, on-the-fly, change in destination. Gone less than one day and I’ve already discovered a few things. Never trust what you see on the internet – MAKE THE PHONE CALL.  My original destination for tonight was the Beaumont Hotel, Beaumon... Read More »

Danielle Rentsch     (Switzerland)

Danielle Rentsch (Switzerland)

Danielle Rentsch is based at FYOM, Omaruru, Namibia and Switzerland. I have a wonderful Travel Air 4000 from 1929. The Travel Air home is Namibia, wonderful country to fly. I started Taildragger flying on a Super Cub and I am still in love with those airplanes. A lot of my hours took place in a Supe... Read More »

Gone flying!

Gone flying!

I need to fly somewhere….anywhere…. really bad. I’ve been playing with the idea of a solo cross-country for a while just waiting for the right time to happen. Right now, my Rans S7 is fueled up, windows cleaned and packed with my stuff. I will soon be on my way! So where am I going... Read More »

Heidi Stoeppler, “Flying my Taylorcraft”

Heidi Stoeppler, “Flying my Taylorcraft”

Thanks to Heidi Stoeppler for sending in some great summer flying shots and a description of the fun she’s having in her Taylorcraft. Keep it up Heidi, you’re an inspiration! I flew out to Hot Springs, SD from Fort Benton, MT to start my shift loading SEATs for the summer. That was an ad... Read More »

Flying Gif’s NOT to be Missed!

Flying Gif’s NOT to be Missed!

Just for you, my personal stash of favorite animated gifs!   Read More »

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Forwarded to me: A friend is looking to have his newly purchased Pitts S-1S ferried from McKinney, TX to Henderson, KY. Anyone interested please contact Thomas Miller; TMiller@scott-mfg.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Jamie Boyer-MilcarekI instantly thought of you too Sarah! =)

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Joe Stanley shared Fly/In Cruise/In - Marion, Indiana's post to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.

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Have you ever wanted to fly in a Warbird? Now is your opportunity at the 25th Anniversary Fly/In Cruise/In. Owner & Pilot Nathan Davis, along with Pilot Laura Stants will be offering rides in this historic airplane. Rides are $200 per person. The North American T-6 Texan is a single engine fighter trainer aircraft that was used to train US, Canadian and British forces during World War II and through the 1950s. The T-6 is known by a variety of designations - the AT-6 (USAF), the SNJ (USN), and is most commonly known as the Harvard outside the United States. Our aircraft is an AT-6D. More than 17,000 T-6 airframes of various designations were produced. Today there are still more than 350 in airworthy condition. The T-6 was known as the "pilot maker" for its role in preparing Allied pilots for combat. It is an excellent trainer, possessing the handling characteristics of fighter and the capacity for full aerobatic maneuvering. In World War II, pilots logged considerable hours in the T-6 before moving up to the faster P-51 Mustang. Even now, insurance companies require significant time in a T-6 before agreeing to insure a pilot for the P-51. Our T-6 is owned by Nathan Davis and operated by the Warbird Training Center based out of Kokomo, Indiana. #35 is a tribute to the 325th Fighter Group called the "The Checkertail Clan". Please click on: youtu.be/-Sa0eJxF35k

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Gerry MarcilBeautiful!!!!!!

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Debbie BakerIs that a tri tail Bellanca in the back?

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This 1927 Waco hasn't flown for over 10 years. We're planning on changing that. 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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Jamie Boyer-MilcarekIt's beautiful!! It needs to fly. =D

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Clutch CargoUp and atom!

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Scott SewellIs that a CSO?

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Amber PhillipsHi Jill, It's been taken care of for many years and stored. We are coming in and doing the annual. Little more maintenance as it hasn't flown for a bit.

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Rex Coxgreat pictures..best wishes gettin plane skyward...

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Chris BlackBeautiful ladies

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OH WOW! FlyIns.com website calendar view of all Fly-ins for you to L@@K over!
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Okay...this was just awesome today! Formation RV-4's on a breakfast run to KWLW...2 ladies! ... See MoreSee Less

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Audrey Willa YoungAwesome ladies!!

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Jim RiceLove the looks of the three blade prop. How does it compare to a 2 blade? I have a wood two blade Props, zinc 68x67".

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Jim RiceLooks familiar. :)

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Jeanette HibpshmanJim, love the Catto 3-blade! We had an Amar Demuth 2-blade wood on when we bought it. Catto climbs as well and cruises better!

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Bill Tracy posted in Ladies Love Taildraggers — with Vanessa Jump Nelson and Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark734290486">Yvette Tracy at Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharon TinklerRussell Williams is tBrying to get from Seattle to Blacksburg by way of Bend OR, Boise, Logan UT, and possible Wyoming in a highly polished Ryan OCW (radial, 2 seat low wing). If you see him say Hi. He's on the lookout for a couple of supercuts )

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Kathy Johnson DavisTell Bob hello from us! (He was the Oregon dealer for CubCrafters)

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Bill TracyWe met Bob but he didn't mention that he was a Cub Crafters dealer

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Cathy White PageVery cool, I know everyone in this pic......too bad for me I'm not there as well.

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Vanessa Jump NelsonIt was so cool to see them there at Twin Oaks in person. Oh, and their pilots were nice, too!

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John Theuncle Grahamat least a few OBP folks get around!

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Thanks, Tammy, for including me. But I've only got about 10 hours in a Piper Cub -- not really enough to qualify for this group! Thanks, tho -- I am honored! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tammy CotnerGood enough Lonni! Your heart is there! Corey is part of this group, and his 'qualification' is "Has a Mom who loves taildraggers!" :-)

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Scott SewellThat's 10 more than hours than most pilots have. Just keep flying.

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Tammy CotnerI would love to see members of this group join up with my Citabria-Decathlon-Scout ~ Pilots-Owners-Enthusiasts group.... note the word 'enthusiast'...regardless of what they fly or wish to fly!

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Debbie BakerWelcome Lonnie. 10 hours in Piper Cub, heck, your ready to solo!

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Jim DensmoreYeah I'm not even a lady and I'm a member of this August group. My qualification is "my Mom learned to fly power in my Cessna 180". (She was already a glider pilot.)

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Lonni SteeleWell, Debbie, I actually did solo the Cub. And now that I think about it, I also had a few hours in a C-170. But most of my 5,000+ hours were spent in ticycle gear -- which is where I am still most comfortable! I've never flown gliders, Jim! Sounds like fun, tho!

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Rex CoxLonni dont be disappointed,u have flying interest thats all ya need..

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Jan SquillaceI don't think there is a hours requirement. 😁

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Tammy CotnerFYI Lonni was one of my gs instructors at TWA....specializing in regs :) she made a tedious subject fun and easy (well relatively speaking)... so even if she had 0 tw time, we'd let her in!! ;-)

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Debbie BakerInterest in aviation is the main idea, flying an airplane, learning or many hours a huge plus owning an airplane is the top of the cake

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