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‘Let It Shine’, LadiesLoveTaildraggers New Video!!

‘Let It Shine’, LadiesLoveTaildraggers New Video!!

Ladies, here’s your latest video which leaves no doubt you love flying your taildraggers — or anybody else’s! Cheers to the Popular Grove girls for getting us hooked on jump shots – they are awesome!! I’m so in love with Chris Owen’s Stins... Read More »

Update on the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in!

Update on the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in!

Who – What – When on the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in! June 3 – 5, 2016 #1  Pilots from 15 states are currently registered to attend our KSLR Texas fly-in! Wondering how they will all be arriving? Right now, I have some awesome taildraggers... 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
I’m Just a Girl!

I’m Just a Girl!

I just finished the book ‘A Hunger for the Sky’ by Sparky Barnes Sargent and totally enjoyed it. The book is a compilation of 9 women pilots’ personal stories made all the more interesting to me because several are LadiesLoveTaildraggers members. One of the women Sparky writes abou... Read More »

Elizabeth Reese: Mack Mesa Airport, Colorado, May 20-22, 2016

Elizabeth Reese: Mack Mesa Airport, Colorado, May 20-22, 2016

News from Elizabeth Reese. Hi! Just came to the realization that I never posted an update I said I would after my (private pilot) check ride back in 2012! It went well, although I can’t say it went smoothly! There was bumpy air, we had malfunctioning headsets so it was difficult to hear one an... Read More »

Enjoy the Journey …

Enjoy the Journey …

Hey people, have you seen a LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in video?!! The year is 2013 and, same as ALL of our fly-ins, the good weather is sometimes punctuated by periods of crappy weather. Funny thing though, those that fly, sit and wait out the weather, and make their way to our fly-ins have a great... Read More »

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Chris Owen: Gullwing Stinson V-77 Reliant

Chris Owen: Gullwing Stinson V-77 Reliant

LLT pilots are the coolest ladies on the planet! If you don’t think this ultra-short video of Chris Meigs-Owen departing Tampa in her Gullwing Stinson V-77 Reliant is the ultimate, you just may need to crank your volume up a little. Chris recently sent me a few pictures of herself, her bird an... Read More »

Antique Airfield, Iowa vs. Triple Tree Aerodrome, South Carolina

Antique Airfield, Iowa vs. Triple Tree Aerodrome, South Carolina

Silly me, I don’t have to choose!! I’ve been busy filling my ‘fly-in’ dance card for spring, summer & fall 2016 and JUST realized I can do both. Two weekends – two great fly-ins back to back. They are both fabulous grassroots, my kind of flying events, one of which ... Read More »

2016 Woman Wise Airmanship Adventure

2016 Woman Wise Airmanship Adventure

Mark your calendar for Christina Tindle’s ‘2016 Woman Wise Airmanship Adventure!’ Location: The beautiful grass strip, U87, Smiley Creek, ID. Click on flyer images to enlarge.     http://www.christinatindle.com/ Read More »

Can a Save-The-World Psychopath Get Away With This?!!

Can a Save-The-World Psychopath Get Away With This?!!

So much for a nice, polite post about the inspiring aviatrix, Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who is continuing her around-the-world flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman. Right now she is scheduled to arrive at Santa Monica California’s KSMO Airport Sunday, May 8, meet with the press and kick-off her flight... Read More »

Julie Thomas     (Mississippi)

Julie Thomas (Mississippi)

Julie Thomas is based at H75, Hernando Village Airpark, Hernando, Mississippi. Don’t believe that Julie is new to LadiesLoveTaildraggers though! Julie has unofficially been a member of our group since attending her first LLT fly-in at Savannah, Tennessee way back in 2014. She and her husband f... Read More »

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Poker runs stops for anyone that wants to look at the route ... See MoreSee Less

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For anyone that is arriving early there are several aviation museums in the area that are less than an hour flight from KSLR plus a few BBQ places that will require a visit ... See MoreSee Less

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Finally!!! Back in a taildragger...in my new LLT funk shirt! Excited to be in KUCY on our way to Avenger Field!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jamie BoyerGreat picture. Happy for you. =)

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Judy BirchlerAwesome Kayleigh Bordner!!! Are you flying in the Stearman to Avenger Field?!! Have a blast girl!!!

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Kara WhiteVery jealous!

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Jeff MarkenAnd one of the best taildraggers you can be in!

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Landing at L'alpe D'huez in this baby, LFHU requires specific training as the runway begins at 5928 feet with the end at 6125 feet :and is pretty short -). What fun! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

I want everyone coming to the flyin to have a great time. If you'd have an even better time helping out, I could use help...
#1 Photographer. Someone to shoot posed and unposed photos & videos each day.
#2 Poker Run coordinator at KSLR. Lupita Wisener did a great job picking the airports, coordinating people at each and organizing our lunch stop. Bill Tracy is delivering cards to all the airports. We need someone at KSLR to direct the poker run, tally the cards and determine winner.
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2 days ago

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Lupita WisenerIt was a great pleasure to help out such a great organization!!

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Allison R HoytI could help you out with pictures, especially if no one who's actually, like, a legit pro steps up.

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Tamara Latimer GriffithIf only I had a TW plane I could bring my fav photog along!

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Kaitlin MrozI don't know the first thing about poker nor taking photos but I'm sure I'll be useful somewhere. Dimples and I should be out that way as things get under way!

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Sharon TinklerI will take the poker run job if you still need someone?

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Lupita WisenerJudy Birchler, we also need someone to count the number of people who will be participating in the Poker Run so we can have enough food for them in Gladewater! There will be a nominal fee for the delicious Texas BBQ lunch!! Thank you!

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Lupita WisenerThat will be great! I will forward this information to the EAA group!

23 hours ago
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Bill Tracy64 people for the poker run???? I guess I better get more decks of cards

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2 days ago

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Donna MillerWelcome to the party, Terri!!!

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Judy BirchlerYou did it! Fantastic - especially in that tshirt! :)

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Here's the picture Sarah Ellerman Dickerson didn't post. We were jumping for joy to finally meet! ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerGreat picture! You two are amazing. I sure never got that far off the ground when Kate & I jumped. :)

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An 'airplane' sign with a feminine touch... ... See MoreSee Less

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Elisabeth CookWhere can I get one of these?

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Kathy LabrieNice! Where did you find this?

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Janet GritterI had it custom made by Horsecreek Primitives, an Esty seller. Here is her link and we call it "What If I Fall sign with Airplanes".

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Carol LevineI love it...posted that saying many times

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Janet GritterYou may need to click the REQUEST CUSTOM ORDER button on her page and ask for the "What If I Fall sign with Airplanes". www.etsy.com/shop/HorsecreekPrimitives?ref=profile_shopicon&section_id=18859632

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Niri TawäI FLY, therefore I AM.

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Ellen Leahy FortinI love also that it's feminine, not girly. Big difference. Well done. :)

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Not to stir up things again, BUT....
When I viewed this photo and thought of that Sun-N-Fun "ladies event" posting (just this short of being a Tupperware party), and I know how upset I was AND some of LLT members, I just HAD to post this bad-boy photo that SAYS IT ALL. I think it should be printed off, laminated and put on the props next to your plane info for 2017 Sun N Fun just to get the message across with an added note, "THIS PLANE FLOWN AND WORKED ON ==BY A WOMAN==".
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Judy BirchlerSomebody needs to introduce her to a Supercub and a set of these!

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Thomas Michael EdmondsonLADIES LOVE TAILDRAGGERS CHALLENGE (Judy just gave me the idea). Who is up to doing their OWN photo shoot with an airplane in the hanger with tools askew and you working on your plane. POST HERE. Or actual photos of you working on your airplane. I know several A&P members who have posted on other FB pages doing this.

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Chuck AvonThis was taken yesterday here at home covering a set of wings for a Taylorcraft L2M.Last year we did a total restore on our Stinson 108-1 and Shannon was a major part of that.Also any maintenance that we do we do as a couple.she shops for gifts at Harbor fright for her self.and is a licsenced pilot and flys tailwheel and is a artist .

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Chuck AvonCovering 108-1 ailerons last year.

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Ruthie WellsAnnual on my instructors Sierra last year. I have other photos from working on it but those are of the plane and not me.

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Amber Phillipstoo much fun...

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Amber Phillipswhat's that mean?

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Mike LambertJust to point out, again, that that event was meant for all women as much as the notion that all men are automatically interested in aviation.

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Ruthie WellsShockingly enough it ran after I was done

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Brian LansburghShockingly enough, mine also do... mostly!

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Sara Kay WilliamsNo face, guess it could be a guy...

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Nicola Hastings-ClarkReal men love LLT Thomas! Thanks to all the men out there who support us, you're amazing.

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GR MonteleoneRib stitching on my Pitts done by my better half (wife), even myself being an IA for many years came to the realization that she could do this better than anything I could pull off!

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Kathleen Doran HegenbergerI had a sign that I put in my window when it was on static display "This is not my boyfriend's airplane"

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Helen WoodsI obviously missed the original post. Are you referring to the SNF "ladies pavilion"? If so, I've been asking Lites to change the name for three years now. He assured me he would but... Most disappointing I could not get any support from WIA on the issue. Happy to lead the effort if you all would like to help.

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Helen WoodsThey have a very similar tent at OSH. I think they call it an "activities pavilion" or something along those lines.

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www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/our-2016-fly-in/ Make sure the 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers' Fly-in is on your calendar! Here's the link to details. Remember, there's no charge to attend but pre-registration is required. Register now and spend one - Two - THREE days hanging with the most awesome lady taildragger pilots on the planet!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Niri TawäOK, question, My Taylorcraft will be down for maintenance in June, Can I fly my Aeronca C-2 Full scale Replica Ultralight in?

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Judy BirchlerSure thing. The grass will be worn bare where you tie it down. You MUST fly it in!

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Niri TawäOh, I intend on doing just that. My sweetie pie will be driving our chase truck in.I will go check out my Central States Flight Guide in a moment. Our private ranch strip is 16 miles southwest of 2E5 (Dell City Municipal)

4 months ago
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Bill TracyNiri, Wendy Lessig and ourselves are headed down to your area if February. We are looking to find out about any of the friendly ranch in the area

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Niri Tawäwe have a 4,700foot grass strip, (08-26) .

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Niri TawäI filled out the pre-registration, pressed send, and the screen went white, with no msg that it was received.

4 months ago
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Judy BirchlerBill Tracy, you're flying down next month? Firm up the poker run stops for us. AND thank you for the Supercub.org calendar. I LOVE it Bill!!

4 months ago
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Rohaise Firth-ButterfieldI would LOVE to fly in, but may just make the drive. 3 and a 1/2 hours isn't bad at all!

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Judy BirchlerYes, just drive then. I'll be flying a lot longer than you'll be driving. See ya there!

4 months ago
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Niri TawäI dragged out the sectionals, and found out where the airport is, and then spent an HOUR or so figuring out how I was going to get an Ultralight through the Dallas Ft Worth area legally. Finally figured it out. After bringing it out from 80 miles of El Paso, I was NOT going to be stopped by something as piddling as what the Dallas terminal area chart was showing me. It will be an interesting, but legal trip.

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Donna MillerI just registered. See "all y'all" this summer!!

4 months ago
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Gail Stillings BurchHey Judy Birchler and other ladytaildraggers! I am checking my schedule and will fly out in my luscombe if I can get vacay time!

4 months ago   ·  1
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Gayla MaasHope to see you there, Gail!

3 days ago
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Sharon TinklerI hope to make it, too. Checking to see if I'm registered.

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Lisa MartinThe extended weather is actually looking pretty good.

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