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Flying Ladies Who Inspire!

Flying Ladies Who Inspire!

I’m busy posting photos all the time, but my most favorite are the ones that prove ladies really do LOVE to fly taildraggers. You are one awesome group of gals who continually inspire me! My hope is that posting pictures of women flying and having fun with their birds ... Read More »

Lana Tollas     (Oregon)

Lana Tollas (Oregon)

Lana Tollas is based at KTTD, Portland-Troutdale Airport, Portland, Oregon. I’m the first in my family to fly airplanes. I started in high school and got very involved with a small flying club in North-Eastern Illinois. This was a very grassroots club, with a clubhouse... 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
Should It Stay or Should it Go?

Should It Stay or Should it Go?

It’s been an emotional week for me but, truth is, it all began months before 3rd Class Medical Reform passed and was signed into law. So what’s going on? First I should say, I’ve held a private pilot ticket since I was 21. Five years ago I made the difficult decision to exercise my... Read More »

How do they make their Spartans so shiny?

How do they make their Spartans so shiny?

If you’re like me and do not own a beautifully polished aluminum aircraft, you may wonder how they keep them so shiny. Of all the taildraggers that get my heart pounding, a perfectly polished, shiny C-140, C-195, Globe Swift, Ryan, or best yet, Spartan, will stop me in my tracks. Bet you know ... Read More »

Sherry Hensley     (Tennessee)

Sherry Hensley (Tennessee)

Sherry Hensley is based at 04TN Hensley Airpark, Chuckey, Tennessee. My first plane ride was in a P-26 that my brother bought and learned to fly. I was 10 years old and hooked for life! We bought a J3 cub in 1982 and I have been flying it ever since. Read More »

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Lisa Williams     (Florida)

Lisa Williams (Florida)

Lisa Williams is based at KSGJ, Northeast Florida Regional Airport, St Augustine, Florida.  I am in the process of rebuilding a 1958 7EC Champ. I do not have my pilot certificate but plan on getting it in my husband’s Piper Pacer. We also have a 1929 KR 34 (Fairchild) biplane that we plan to r... Read More »

Engine out! Do not be a Stall Spin Statistic.

Engine out! Do not be a Stall Spin Statistic.

11 Hours ago I shared a post on Facebook by Dan Gryder. It was about a stall spin accident that happened 16 years ago today to a young man and 2 his passengers, friends of Dan Gryders. All perished in the accident. Could it have been avoided? Dan in the years since has gone to great lengths to deter... Read More »

Molly Bryant     (Kansas)

Molly Bryant (Kansas)

Molly Bryant is based at KLWC, Lawrence Municipal Airport, Lawrence, Kansas. I am 17 years old, working on my private license. My whole family flies, and we just bought a restored super cruiser. Read More »

Elizabeth Reese

Elizabeth Reese

I love getting updates from our lady pilots. This one’s from Elizabeth Reese who is flying a 1941 Piper J4E with a C75. Keep it up Elizabeth!! I flew the Cub to Marble for the first time ever this weekend! Another bucket list item checked off! 😊       Read More »

Erika DeLong     (Minnesota)

Erika DeLong (Minnesota)

Erika DeLong is based at 25D, Forest Lake Airport, Forest Lake, Minnesota.  I have been flying taildraggers for approximately 20 years. I bought and restored my Aeronca 7AC Champ and have been flying it since 2001. It’s my favorite aircraft of the three that I own. I work so I can fly airplane... Read More »

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Fun birthday solo flight today!! Learning to love these little planes ... See MoreSee Less

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Dawn Annette PolingHappy birthday! Looks like it was a great day

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Heather ShawIt was!!!! Luckily my solo unit fell on perfect timing with my birthday. I've done solos with a 172 countless times, but only once with the citabria and flying at a towered airport. Had a blast!!

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Audrey Willa YoungCongratulations!! Great bday gift to yourself!!

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Judy McCarthyGreat way to spend your Birthday!

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Loving taildraggers means fixing them when they break. Next time your small aircraft needs some TLC, consider a lady mechanic. ... See MoreSee Less

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Shari WilliamsGetting busy!!

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Anne Scheer WrightI would, if there was one near me. There's not many A&Ps that understand tube & fabric taildraggers any more.

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Jodie ConnellyGorgeous work !!

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Do we have any Sacramento folks on this forum? I need to go to Sacramento for AATD ("Sim") training, and need a motel nearby. The ones online seem to be in the $300-400 range, and that is more than the commercial flight tickets! Need some input Also trying to work around the October 12th date of training. ... See MoreSee Less

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Audrey Willa YoungI'm not familiar with Sacramento hotels. Sounds high though. I will PM you with some suggestions.

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Mary FairbanksHi Peg, is your training at MHR?

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Peg BallouPrecision Flight Systems is in Rancho Cordova.

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Has anyone had any experience of flying a Stinson Detroiter? I am researching their flight characteristics for a presentation, the theme of which is flying across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927-1930 compared to modern day. Any insights into how they trimmed out, their comfort and visibility level, fuel tanks and the peculiarities of switching tanks etc would be greatly received. ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting Petey ready for fly-ins. Hopefully he'll be shiny enough to apply lipstick in his reflection! ... See MoreSee Less

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W Jean BeyeMy Aeronca Sedan had polished aluminum wings - I can relate! It's a dirty job, but worth the effort, and please, admirers, DON'T TOUCH!

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Brian LansburghNice pic... tells a story. Glad you posted it!

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Who's going to the Red Bull Air Race in Indy besides me, Judy Birchler and Jamie Swihart? Jamie and I are staying together. Where can we all meet? ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerI'll be at the track Friday night for the Cirrus party and all day Sunday. Bill Tracy & Yvette Tracy coming for Sunday. Text me out there and we'll figure it out.

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Adrianne FarrarMy friend Christina Darnell will be there. UPS pilot b

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Kaitlin MrozI'll be around somewhere

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Judy BirchlerNow we're getting there. Could be a party yet!!

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Judy Birchler updated the group photo in Ladies Love Taildraggers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerSubmitted by Carolyn Ridley, "The best way I know to put on lipstick!"

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Jeff Bucky PraterLOL! Good one!

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Ray JohnsonVery COOL!

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Carri HoaglandDamn when I get my Tcraft recovered, I will have to make sure the rudder has a good gloss.

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Gail Stillings BurchI like it

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Lisa CatherineThis is awesome!

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Kathy MextedCan I share this? Where is it from?

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Judy McCarthyGreat Painting! Love it!

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Arthur BurnettWho did this painting, how can I contact them?

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Alice Mohler<3 I love this..

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Jonathan AmundsenElwood M. Bond

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Steven C. DevineIs this print available?

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Brian LansburghIt's an excellent print and he might be a pretty good illustrator. Not a good way to get work if no one can find him!

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Carri HoaglandIf someone finds out how we could get a copy of the painting, why don't you let the group know.

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Judy BirchlerI know it's available because this is a picture of a framed print. I'll definitely let everyone know if I run it down.

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Gayla MaasThat N# belongs to a PA-12 owned by Elwood M Bond. Probably as good a lead as any.

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David ParkerAhh... you know her?! That's cool! I just found this picture online, didn't know who it was.

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Don’t forget—it’s Girls In Aviation Day! Look up a WAI chapter near you to see what’s going on. wai.org/participating-chapters

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Dan GryderGirls can fly?

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