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Linda Funk     (Idaho)

Linda Funk (Idaho)

Linda Funk is based at KMAN, Nampa Municipal Airport, Nampa, Idaho & KDVT, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, Arizona. My name is Linda Funk. I have a private pilots license. My taildragger experience is in a 1946 Funk airplane that my husband and I own. It was inheri... Read More »

Mary Lou Erikson     (Illinois)

Mary Lou Erikson (Illinois)

Mary Lou Erikson is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois. Got Private in 1978 at Elgin Airport (no longer in existence). All other ratings at DPA. Will get my tailwheel endorsement this summer. Have a Cub and Grumman Tiger in the hangar. Ratings: Comm’l. ASEL, ... Read More »

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To encourage women everywhere to have fun flying taildraggers!

This blog isn’t about sitting on the ground dreaming about flying. It’s about empowering women to live their dream of flying a taildragger – just for the fun of it! We introduce ladies to aviation and encourage women to join the wonderful world of conventional gear aircraft. Ladies, membership is free. Please join us!

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Erica Swenson     (Texas)

Erica Swenson (Texas)

Erica Swenson is based at KTKI, McKinney National Airport, Dallas, Texas. I am 18 years old and a senior in high school. I have been a dual credit student at LeTourneau University in McKinney Texas for about a year and will be continuing my flight training and education with them at the main Campus ... Read More »

Sally Sieberts     (Arizona)

Sally Sieberts (Arizona)

Sally Sieberts is based at KSEZ, Sedona, Arizona in the winter and KFHR, Friday Harbor Airport, Washington in the summer. Received my PPL in 1977 in Bend, OR.  I was involved with the 99’s and gave aviation presentations to the schools, helped teach basic flying principles through a community ... Read More »

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

The 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in! C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10 Early arrivals Thursday, Sept. 7 JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN & FLYING AT POPLAR GROVE AIRPORT, C77! THIS IS A REMARKABLE AIRPORT AND HOME TO MANY WOMEN TAILDRAGGER PILOTS. 2 GRAS... Read More »

 

Physics Whiz Kid. Harvard thinks it’s found the next Einstein

Physics Whiz Kid. Harvard thinks it’s found the next Einstein

Is Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, age 23, the next Einstein? That’s what Harvard University and physicists around the world are saying about this young woman, who at 14, built a Zenith CH 601XL in her family’s Chicago garage. We’ve all read stories about teenagers helping their dads o... Read More »

Announcing the LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Announcing the LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 Scholarship Winners!

It’s been a long time in the making. SIX tailwheel scholarships, all made possible by you. You know who you are so thank you from me, and thank you from these very happy ladies! Scholarship #1 Billy Werth/IndyJet’s Tailwheel Endorsement & Unusual Attitude Training Scholarship Winner:... Read More »

Sun ‘n Fun. Good to Go!

Sun ‘n Fun. Good to Go!

I sympathize with everyone who’s flirted with the idea of flying to Florida these last few days. The sun has been shining at Sun ‘n Fun, Lakeland, Florida, all week teasing GA pilots who’ve been waiting on the weather to clear to our north. There’s only one thing that’l... Read More »

The story of the first AIR FORCE ONE

The story of the first AIR FORCE ONE

No, this sleek and sexy beauty isn’t a taildragger, but her story needs to be told. I wonder how many know the surprising story of how the call sign ‘Air Force One’ came to be? Everyone knows that today ‘Air Force One’ is the radio call sign given to any aircraft transp... Read More »

Women Airforce Service Pilots 1943 – Unusual Occupations Series – YouTube

Women Airforce Service Pilots 1943 – Unusual Occupations Series – YouTube

I’m going out on a limb with this post. I will certainly get some push-back from a few ladies telling me women pilots are down trodden, undervalued, demeaned, and insert your own words here “___________”. I’ve been forwarded examples that prove their point, but I choose to fo... Read More »

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Don't miss a great presentation by Dr. Erickson tomorrow morning!

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These FB posts of 10 concerts I've been to.... how about 10 airplanes I've flown (one of them is not true)...

1) Carbon Cub
2) Top Cub
3) Sport Cub
4) Clipped Wing J3 Cub
5) XCub
6) Sport Cub XP
7) Carbon Cub FX
8) Carbon Cub EX
9) Cessna 172
10) Carbon Cub

(Hmmmm... maybe I need to spread my wings a bit 😉)

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Bill TracyI sure hope it's the 172 or I might have to change our friendship status

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Marissa ColclasureNot a big enough love button for this one! Perfect photo!

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Judy BirchlerPhoto: Louise O'Grady, Australia. www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/blog/louise-ogrady-australia/

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Judy McCarthyAwesome pic!

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ThEze airplanes are so awesome. I can put in a whole day at home, jump in a LongEz and a few hours later be at in Covington, Tenn, eating dinner with Robert Harris, owner of EZJets. 170 kts, 7 gph, hanging out with the guys who build jet EZs in less time then I can drive across Houston at rush hour. There's never a rush hour at 13,500 feet!

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Hoping to buy a J-3 cub! Does anyone have a spreadsheet or want to share examples of their actual operating costs? (I know there are so many variables, even with a cub...) I've created my own spreadsheet as a place to start and would love to compare notes with anyone who is willing to share. Thanks! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Valarie Mariefollowing! Would love to take a peek too!

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Scott SewellBe sure to factor in how happy you will be flying your own Cub and divide that by the number of hours flown per year. The more you fly per year the cheaper the cost per hour.

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Dennis Shooter SmithInsurance with appropriate tailwheel hours $800-1000.00 with $50,000.00 hull. Fuel five gallons per hour with 85 hp. Hanger varies. Maintenance if the aircraft is in good shape is minimal. My annuals average less than $300.00 but I do all the work. The more you fly the cheaper the average per hour cost.

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Bill TracyPA18. Fuel $15,000 hanger $1800. Insurance $1200. Oil changes $250. State registration $30. $1000~$2000 miscellaneous maint costs

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SJ HoustonThanks, guys! I've got fuel at $5/hr and hangar accounted for (hopefully we can share with someone - it's $450/month here.) I have not yet accounted for oil changes, so will add that. Oil change for a C-85 every 50 hours sound right? And the misc. costs helps, too. Wasn't sure about that, so that's helpful!

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SJ HoustonWondering if anyone has a clue about insurance for instruction/non-rental? I'm hearing everything from $2300-4000.

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Donna MillerWhat I learned is that even if you can't justify it financially, the joy that comes from it is worth every penny!

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Bill TracyBest money spent is for a very good pre buy inspection. If you get a good airframe maintenance cost will be minimal.

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Scott OglesbyHere you go.... www.barnstormers.com/listing.php?id=1219721

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Hello Ladies,

WANTED... a Piper J3 Cub, preferably with a C85 or Super 85 engine (but will consider a 65). I need to find one for a friend, looking to purchase between now and mid-June. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you know of someone who has one, IM me. Posting this on FAST as well. The purpose will be revealed soon 😄
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Gerry MarcilThere is a nice one on supercub.org. Classifieds 🙂

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Matthew VanDervort#vaguepost

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Erik OlthetenHave a friend at 50F (Boreland Texas) wanting to sell his beautiful 1942 cub. I don't know the details too much except the engine overhaul was about 2 years ago and she's a well kept machine. If you are interested message me and I'll send you the contact info.

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Gail Stillings BurchThere is a pretty nice J3 at Ormond Aircraft Brokers in Ormond Beach Florida. Not sure of the particulars or if it is even for sale

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I hope someone has a solution for a problem I'm having with handheld radios. I have a 1943 Taylorcraft with no electrical system. I have a Vertex radio and tried a newer model Yaseau and they are still unuseable due to static interference at higher power settings. I have tried ferrite cores that made it barely useable. Any thoughts? ... See MoreSee Less

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Mark C Walkermine clears up with full charge on the battery,I replaced it and it went away

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Tye HammerleShielded harness?

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Jim RiceYou need shielded ignition. Had issues with my A-65 Cub. Now have C-85 shielded ignition, including new mags and harnesses.

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