LadiesLoveTaildraggers | For gals who LOVE the fun of flying taildraggers! LadiesLoveTaildraggers

Kindness and Generosity Thrive at LadiesLoveTaildraggers

Kindness and Generosity Thrive at LadiesLoveTaildraggers

Kindness and generosity are two words I’ve come to associate with our Ladies who Love Taildraggers’ members and the men who love Ladies Love Taildraggers. I’ve met hundreds of people who follow our website, our gatherings, and our ladies and I’m alway... Read More »

Fly-in Update: Unconventional Women Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft!

Fly-in Update: Unconventional Women Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft!

The countdown to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Fly-in is on! Come and be part of the Unconventional Women who Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft Gathering September 7 – 10, 2017 The LadiesLoveTaildraggers Annual Fly-in is fast approaching. Our destination this ye... Read More »

It’s time to Register for the LadiesLoveTaildraggers National Fly-in! Sept 7 – 10 we’ll converge on the C77, Poplar Grove (Illinois) Airport for a whole lot of FUN and a whole lot of FLYING. It’s a guaranteed good time but pre-registration is required. Click for all the sweet details.

Register Today!
Our Mission

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!

Register for membership
Kimberly L. Kanapeckas     (South Carolina)

Kimberly L. Kanapeckas (South Carolina)

Dr. Kimberly L. Kanapeckas is based at KRBW, Lowcountry Regional Airport, Walterboro, South Carolina. I grew up in rural South Carolina and moved to Africa for several years to work as a wildlife researcher, participating in aerial game capture, where I was first exposed to backcountry aviation in s... Read More »

Kim Bost     (North Carolina)

Kim Bost (North Carolina)

Kim Bost is based at KVUJ, Stanly County Airport, Albemarle, North Carolina. A graduate of University of Illinois Institute of Aviation USAF C 9 pilot, 7 years USAir First officer, 8 years Small airplane owner, last 30 years My family was one of the original settlers of the Poplar Grove fly in commu... Read More »

New Video Details What You Need to Know if attending the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in

New Video Details What You Need to Know if attending the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers Annual Fly-in is fast approaching. Our destination this year is C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois, September 7 – 10. If you haven’t already registered, now’s the time. The deadline for Fly-in Registration is August 31. Ladies and their guests are welcom... Read More »

LLT Jewelry For Your Shopping Pleasure!!

LLT Jewelry For Your Shopping Pleasure!!

It took a little effort but I now have a mind-boggling SIX whole pieces of lovely jewelry available in the LadiesLoveTaildraggers STORE. For those asking about earring, there are 2 oh-so-beautiful sets. Woohoo!! I, for one, think all the pieces are pretty awesome and hope you do too. All are availab... Read More »

Emily Willford     (Michigan)

Emily Willford (Michigan)

Emily Willford is based at DTW, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, Michigan. I’ve been a flight instructor, charter pilot flying cargo and aeromedical, and now a commercial pilot for Endeavor! Ratings: Single and multi-engine Commercial, CFI, CFII, MEI Aircraft Flown: Cessna 1... Read More »

Elizabeth Resh     (Arkansas)

Elizabeth Resh (Arkansas)

Elizabeth Resh is based at 67AR, Wedington Woods Airport, Fayetteville, Arkansas. I grew up in aviation and have decided to pursue it as a career. After soloing a taildragged on my 16th birthday, I have since passed my Private check ride and am currently working on my Commercial and Instrument as a ... Read More »

Jessica Brooks     (Kansas)

Jessica Brooks (Kansas)

Jessica Brooks is based at 1K1, Lloyd Stearman Field, Benton, Kansas. I am born and raised in an aviation family of about 13 or so pilots, including myself. I am working on my Private. I have around 10 hours nosewheel time but I’ve flown tons of time in tailwheel before I started my Private. I... Read More »

Joelene Smith-Drake     (Indiana)

Joelene Smith-Drake (Indiana)

Joelene Smith-Drake is based at 2R2, Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field, Indianapolis, Indiana. Love to fly and looking for other women pilots. I work for Dow Chemical in Quality. Have taildragger endorsement but never spent any other time flying a taildragger. I would like to build an air... Read More »

Samantha Sizemore     (Arizona)

Samantha Sizemore (Arizona)

Samantha Sizemore is based at KCHD, Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. I am a 26 year old aviation and space enthusiast! I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Technology, with a minor in Space Commercialization and a Certificate in Airport Management. I was also active i... Read More »

Don’t Cry Because It’s Over

Don’t Cry Because It’s Over

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”  Dr. Seuss After 7 nights at AirVenture I’m back home in Indy today, reacquainting myself with air-conditioning, a private shower, and my lonely husband. 😉  Coming home is sweet but oh-my-gosh, it was an incredib... Read More »

 

Read More Posts

Facebook Feed

Hey everyone!

We would love to keep the planes rolling into M91 for Monday's eclipse but math and the laws of physics are telling us that we are without a doubt filled to the gills.

However, the Wingnut crew doesn't want a single person to miss the chance to see what is sure to be an experience like no other, so we wanted to share a list that an incredible booking agent made when she was looking for a place for her client.

We hope this helps and can't wait to hear about your eclipse day the next time you stop by and say hi to us here in beautiful Springfield, TN.

Stay safe and blue skies,

- The Wingnuts Crew
... See MoreSee Less

24 minutes ago

View on Facebook

Beautiful summer evening flying in a Champ, think it might be time to get my license .... recommendations in the NJ/PA area welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago

View on Facebook

Cheryl Zdroj Duffy, Erin Davis and 18 others like this

Lindsay Petretalk to damian delgaizo at aeroflex andover (12N) great old-school tw instructor.

3 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Judy Birchler updated the group photo in Ladies Love Taildraggers.

Amelia Earhart in a Stearman-Hammond Y-1.
... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

View on Facebook

They don't get much better, or cheaper, than this gals! Will bring someone a LOT of fun! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Madi Son, Martha Rivera Hoffman and 12 others like this

View previous comments

Brandon HaleOk I want it

2 days ago   ·  1
Avatar

Gayla MaasYes, Franklin engine. Mire info is available from Jeremy Reiley. He is in this group, so when he sees the tags, he will be happy to reply with more info. Otherwise, message, or call, him.

2 days ago
Avatar

Oliver KennedyOh boy. My favorite airplane too. Unfortunatly timing is wrong. If it were 2 months from now. I'd probably be writing a check. It'll be a great airplane for whoever is lucky enough to get it.

2 days ago
Avatar

Chuck AvonNo baggage small tail more then strait 108

2 days ago
Avatar

Gary SheetsBeautiful

2 days ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

We're all dressed up and ready for your arrival. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

View on Facebook

Gail Lapook, Debbie Baker and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Ray HarstickWhat a great photo.

2 days ago
Avatar

Marissa ColclasureBeautiful ladies💕

2 days ago
Avatar

Arthur BurnettMy kind of ladies

2 days ago   ·  1
Avatar

Rex Coxgreat picture,,ya have one in Color that b golden..

2 days ago
Avatar

Cassandra PetersonFabulous!

1 day ago
Avatar

Bill SkolnikReal women, real men. Life is good.

1 day ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

August 15th, noon!

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at the new Welcome Center and Pilot Lounge at the Cottage Grove, Oregon State Airport!!
There WILL be a great fuel discount that day, stay tuned for details!
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Jennifer Caress Smith, Gordon Jones and 13 others like this

Brian LansburghWhat a coinkydink! That's the day I'll be there!

1 week ago   ·  1
Avatar

Cassie BarrongRight?? I was excited about that when I received your message, and there will be a fuel discount and snacks!!

1 week ago
Avatar

Cassie Barrong.55 cents off our avgas 10am-3pm $4.10/gal

3 days ago
Avatar

Brian LansburghOh, boy!!!

3 days ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook