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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 »

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 man... Read More »

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To encourage women everywhere to have fun flying taildraggers!

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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 »

Gail Stillings Burch     (Florida)

Gail Stillings Burch (Florida)

Gail Stillings Burch is based at KOMN, Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, Ormond Beach, Florida. Hi there, I am a private pilot that trained in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1982 (while pregnant with my now pilot son). My late husband Clayton Stillings was a Marine Corps F-4 pilot, an airline pilot and a CFI. He... Read More »

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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 »

Volunteer Opportunity: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Media Liaison

Volunteer Opportunity: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Media Liaison

Here’s your chance to volunteer! Wow, that was quick. THANK YOU to Sharon Tinkler from Tullahoma, Tennessee for volunteering to fill this position! Sharon is not only a Luscombe owner and pilot, she’s also a dynamo who is passionate about aviation. The media will be in good hands! Ladies... Read More »

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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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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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Doug FarleyClassy ride!!

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Gerhard RiegerAwesome

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Hello Ladies! Today was my first flight in a Piper L4.... just amazing <3 ...Greets from Airfield Spitzerberg / Austria... Have fun! ;) ... See MoreSee Less

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Jesse ByrerI'm not a lady lol but I am however working on my private in a tailwheel airplane currently.

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Jesse ByrerOops its not citabria though. Its a c-170 the basic principles remain the same.

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Ryan MuthDo it! You will be a much better pilot learning in anything without a training wheel

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Kristi Kingland GlowaskiI did part of my private pilot training in a Citabria

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Candice Nance CarriganI trained in a Cessna 152 but later worked at a tail dragger flight school and made the jump. Wish I had done the stick and rudder flying during my primary and then spent time transitioning to the nose wheels after that. It's better flight training to start and takes less time to transition.

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Jeanette HibpshmanDid my PPL in a C-152, but got my first taste of aerobatics in a Super Decathlon.

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Steph ZwolinskiI only have a sport license, for now, but all my time is in taildraggers. Learned in a Luscombe.

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Julie WilliamsI'm learning in a Citabria but don't have my license yet.

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Judy McCarthyNope C-172 Most Flight Schools don't do primary trainning in a Tail dragger. "Insurance" But then went right into taildraggers.

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Kelly KellerYep! 95% of my time is in a Citabria and I don't regret it one bit.

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Marijke UngerI did I did I did! Started in an instructor's Citabria, then bought my own while still a student pilot. Been flying it for 10+ years and loving every moment!

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Susan Merrell Steinbacherno, got mine in an American Champion! :)

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Ginger Gordon DavidsonDid most of my commercial rating in one. Went back following week in a Seneca to finish commercial multi engine..

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Laura LasterAll our students at LeTourneau University do!!!! We love our Citabrias. The students do as well. They are making great flight skills in our students.

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Jeannie BattoA little school out in Hampton NH does all training in a J3 and c172 for the requirements. Check it out Hamton airfield , north Hampton nah

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Robin ReidMy wife Marici Reid did and it was ten days before our oldest son was born!

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MaryEllen ThomsonNope...Aeronica and C150...but Citabria for my commercial and I am still lucky she is still by my side!!

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Barbe S Parki've got lotsa 7KCAB time - you'll do great getting your PPL in a Citabria!

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Piper AlaskaNot me, but I would highly recommend it if u are gonna stay a tail wheel girl. I started nose wheel, immediately converted to tail and have stayed their until getting my instrument and commercials. It was a little creepy trying to figure out flaring after all that time. But doable.

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Faith Zulu CharlieOne of the partners in my 8KCAB did his PPL in it. I just finished my commercial in it (plus an arrow). It's a great platform! Learn in a taildragger to start with & you'll be miles ahead of your C-172 peers.

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Shalyn ApplegateI did my initial stuff in a J-3 Cub. Go with the tailwheel!! Little more difficult to fly at first, but well worth it. It makes you a better pilot, and you'll have a blast!!

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Amanda Allender-NollMy husband and I own a Citabria for our aircraft paint scheme company so I'm starting my private in it soon. Thanks for all of the feedback!!!

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Jeanette HibpshmanDefinitely do your private in it since you have a beauty of a plane! Tail wheel planes are just hands down way more fun to fly!

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Piper AlaskaDude, u have this sweetheart of a bird? Awesome!!!! Totally play in her. I equate learning to fly in a tail wheel to learning to drive in a stick shift truck. Have fun!!!!

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Judy AirspeedI learned in a J-3 Cub and never once regretted it, even though I do fly a 182 quite a bit and love that too (any time with wheels off the ground is a good time) I love my taildragger flying and want to learn aerobatics soon.

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Judy BirchlerHoly cow, I've got to read up on this one. Looks like something Disney would dream up.

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Thomas Michael Edmondson"Chitty Chitty Bang-Bang......"

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Rex CoxWOW what cruising speed for this one?

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Jan SquillaceNot much of a tail to drag...

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Thomas Michael EdmondsonThe (INFAMOUS) FLIGHT ATTENDANT WAS HEARD TELLING THE PASSENGERS OF THIS AIRCRAFT THE FOLLOWING........ www.youtube.com/watch?v=XypVcv77WBU

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Lindsay Petrefreakish

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Ruthie WellsLooks like something I built.

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Piper AlaskaAmazing!!! Am curious if you can slip that bird!!! 😋

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Virginia SmithLooks even more strange than the GB plane

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Stacy SchrefflerIt would probably glide a whole quarter mile:)

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Inge Gaertig-Harte NorthWow, awesome..

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Rex Coxany video's anywhere of this plane

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