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AVWeb video “Cub vs. Champ” Shootout

AVWeb video “Cub vs. Champ” Shootout

Hot off the AVWeb press is lady taildragger pilot Elaine Kauh and co-presenter Paul Bertorelli comparing two great old taildraggers, the Aeronca Champ and the classic Piper J-3 Cub. It’s chocked full of nice flying video and commentary on the differences in how they fl... Read More »

Louise Patterson     (California)

Louise Patterson (California)

Louise Patterson is based at KVNY, Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California, Louise is an instrument rated private pilot and hopes to get her tailwheel endorsement. Teacher, pilot, mom! I didn’t start out liking airplanes very much. At the age of 4, we lived under the ap... Read More »

2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in!

The countdown’s begun for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in. Follow the links to all the fly-in details and how to get your fly-in tshirt!

Final tshirts

Look out Texas, here we come! The 2015 LLT Fly-in runs Friday, May 29 till Sunday, May 31 at KSLR, Sulphur Springs, TX. Everyone welcome but pre-registration required. Tshirts are pre-sale only and will be mailed to you 2 weeks before the fly-in. 

2015 Texas Fly-in Details & Registration Pre-order your LLT Fly-in tshirt

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
SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

Who’s going to SUN ‘n FUN?!! I am! And hoping the Lakeland Linder Airport in Florida will be covered in SUNSHINE April 21 – 26, the week of the fly-in. I would love to organize a meetup for our lady taildragger pilots, and friends of LadiesLoveTaildraggers, on Friday, April 24. Onl... Read More »

Chris Meigs-Owen    (Florida)

Chris Meigs-Owen (Florida)

Chris Meigs-Owen is based at KTPF, Peter O Knight Airport, Tampa, Florida. I have been flying since I was little with my dad but started my serious stint in my early 20’s, all the way to my MEI…then I got my tailwheel endorsement in a J3 cub and all I wanted to fly was DC3’s. I was... Read More »

Amal Ajmi & her

Wisdom in the Bush(es)

Amal Ajmi lives in Alaska and flies in the Fairbanks area. If you’ve been around LadiesLoveTaildraggers a while, you’ve read one or more of her contributing posts. She’s good – really good! I recently asked Amal to send me an update on her AK flying and she responded in spade... Read More »


If you’re a woman who would like to join you only need recorded flying time in a tailwheel aircraft. We love student pilots!

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Zoe Mallam     (UK)

Zoe Mallam (UK)

Zoe Mallam is based at EGHF, Lee-on-Solent Airport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.  I’m one of the youngest female glider pilots in Britain. I fly taildragger gliders but aspire to fly biplanes and classic taildraggers. Flying is my passion! Read More »

EAA Skiplane Fly-in 2015

EAA Skiplane Fly-in 2015

Thank you Jessica Voruda for forwarding your fantastic skiplane flying video! Jessica explains, “It’s a collection of video I shot during the 2015 EAA Skiplane Fly-In at Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on February 7th, 2015. A lot of nice taildragger aircraft on skis. Filmed and ed... Read More »

Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine Inaccuracy

Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine Inaccuracy

I’m late to the Facebook commenting party! However, I did read (with much interest) Katie Mullins’ post in the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Facebook group. For those not on Facebook or those who didn’t follow it, Katie posted: “Only 555 women have completed their pilot’s lice... Read More »

Christine Mortine     (Ohio)

Christine Mortine (Ohio)

Christine Mortine is based at KOSU, Ohio State University Airport, Columbus, Ohio. Hi! Aviation is a second career for me. Started eight years ago and currently a full time CFI MEI with a SIC Citation 500 Series. Before piloting I lived in AK for 7 years going up with as many pilots as possible! Few... Read More »

Batelle Rachmain     (Maryland )

Batelle Rachmain (Maryland )

Batelle Rachmain is based at KGAI, Montgomery County Airpark, Gaithersburg, Maryland. I am a Flight Instructor out of KGAI. Photos sent in by Batelle. Read More »

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