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LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in!
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Shoes? Who thinks about shoes before flying? by Lou Radecki

Shoes? Who thinks about shoes before flying? by Lou Radecki

Shoes? Who thinks about shoes before flying? Submitted by Lou Radecki In some airplanes you just might have to think about proper footwear. The issue is having a feel for the rudder control while not interfering with the rudder pedals or brakes. The very best shoes for pilot... 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 20... Read More »

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
Monica Delgado     (Columbia)

Monica Delgado (Columbia)

Monica Delgado is based at SKCL, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport, Palmira, Colombia. I like to fly SuperCub and C185. I am happy to find a community that likes to fly taildraggers. It’s great to know other woman that like the same as me.   Read More »

Take a Peek. Look Who’s Coming to our Texas Fly-in!

Take a Peek. Look Who’s Coming to our Texas Fly-in!

It’s always fun to see a few of your fellow pilots registered to attend our LadiesLoveTaildraggers flyin. This slide show isn’t complete – I don’t have pictures of all the ladies registered but it’s a good start. Sorry guys, not many pretty pictures of you! If you’... Read More »

Marci Haas     (Texas)

Marci Haas (Texas)

Marci Haas is based at KTKI, McKinney National Airport, Dallas, Texas. I just earned my Private Pilot License Friday – April 22, 2016. I do have 6.5 hours in taildraggers! Mostly the Decathlon, but I do have a half hour in a Stearman P-17!! I’m currently looking for a plane – perha... Read More »

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Sherry Schaefer     (Illinois)

Sherry Schaefer (Illinois)

Sherry Schaefer is based at KGRE, Greenville Airport, Greenville, Illinois. I’ve dreamed of flying since I took my first ride on my 16th birthday. When I was 17 I went through ground school through a college course. I started flying and then my career took a different direction. A few years ba... Read More »

Magee & Peeps Go Flying – the funnest way to meet a LLT Scholarship Winner!

Magee & Peeps Go Flying – the funnest way to meet a LLT Scholarship Winner!

Brittany Reinbolt from Searcy, Arkansas was our 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship winner. Brittany is scheduled to spend a few days at Sister’s Airport, Bend, Oregon in early July with our bud, Brian Lansburgh, and earn her tailwheel endorsement. A HUGE thank you to... Read More »

Our Generous Gentlemen

Our Generous Gentlemen

While hosting the LadiesLoveTaildraggers website, and hopefully encouraging more women to fly taildraggers, one of the most delightful and unexpected surprises has been the generosity of the Men Folk. The guys really have been big supporters and fans of our awesome lady taildragger pilots and taildr... Read More »

Karey Sanderson     (Iowa)

Karey Sanderson (Iowa)

Karey Sanderson is based at Knoxville Municipal Airport, Knoxville, Iowa. I am a new private pilot. I passed my check ride eight weeks and two days ago. I’m scared of heights and really new to general aviation. I have a purple headset and it isn’t unusual for my logbook to be filled out in some colo... Read More »

Ellen Northam     (Illinois)

Ellen Northam (Illinois)

Ellen Northam is based at KARR, Aurora Municipal Airport, Chicago/Aurora, Illinois.  Ran into Judy at Urbana, OH while flying a Taylorcraft over from Moraine, OH with friends for breakfast. Have been wanting to get my taildragger endorsement for a bit now, think this may be my year to get it! I fly ... Read More »

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In honor of my wife doing so well with her flight lessons, I want to post this image here. I'm proud of you sweetheart, you will do fine, and when the time comes, I know that you will pass your check ride. ... See MoreSee Less

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86 years ago today- Amy Johnson ready to depart London's historic Croydon Airport on her way to make an extraordinary world record breaking flight to Australia. Pictured here with her de Havilland Gipsy Moth named "Jason"

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We could afford another flying lesson for me today. My instructor announced our take-off from the active, after we had done our run-up. Danged if I didn't encounter another air incursion! Some pilot didn't announce his intention to practice approaches after my instructor had announced we were taking off from the active. I'm accelerating while this fool appears in front of me, descending! I quickly aborted my take-off, but it made me nervous to know I was sharing the sky with him. SHEESH! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ateyo SyaksyukMy instructor has been flying for 20 years or more, but has NEVER encountered a runway incursion. This is the SECOND time, and I was in the left seat both times. If it happens again, I will assume that I am a magnet for incursions. After I aborted the take-off, I taxied, and took-off again. She taught me how to recover from power-on and power-off stalls. And I did a touch-and go and a landing. I'm wondering if it was the same pilot who taxied across the runway during my take-off a month ago?

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Gayla MaasMake sure you depend on your eyeballs more than you depend on the radio! Some of us never had a radio in our old birds. Yes, they have handhelds now, but eyes are still the most important thing you have to prevent such as this. Glad that you're OK!

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Kathy HarknessThe last thing I do after my run-up is give it some throttle, hold one brake, and do a 360 degree turn scanning the traffic pattern before I announce my departure. There is no AWOS at my home field and there are plenty of opportunities for incoming NORDO traffic to have a different opinion about which runway is active. There are also several cropdusters operating out of the field and they land and take off whichever direction saves them a couple of tablespoons of fuel.

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Ateyo Syaksyukgreat suggestions. TY

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Scott SewellKathy Harkness you are right about everything you said. A great way to keep yourself safe.

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Carri HoaglandYes, but you did everything right. And you learned.

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Gail Stillings BurchGreat job keeping eyes outside during the roll.

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Lisa MartinWhat airspace is the airport in?

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Ateyo SyaksyukIt's an untowered airport in Las Cruces, just outside of the El Paso International, Class B Airspace. I'll need to look on a sectional to tell you anything more!

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New nose art for the Champ!

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Clive BeddallLemon Tart = Cockney rhyming slang for Smart

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Jennifer WenkHmmm..I have the same color scheme..how could I fit a guy with a six pack into a design like that? Like it.

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Judy BirchlerOh, so happy you found that old picture of me. ;) Actually, I think it's fantastic. Girl on the nose, now find a girl and give her the stick!!

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Dawn Annette PolingI love it, think it will look great

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Marlon YoungLove it, always liked the feel and attitude of "pin-up" art.

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Clive BeddallThis is the 1942 Stearman nose art... "Miss Delish"

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Clive BeddallThe Boys

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Clive BeddallYes those are oil-drip stripes!

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Clive BeddallBuddy Kurtis C195 through the struts... crossing the Detroit River

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Lindsay Petreredheads rule ;-) ;-) ;-)

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Judy BirchlerGood girls and bad boy pilots. Life as usual!

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Dawn Annette PolingJessica not necessarily a good girl. She's a little bad. Like me. Judy Birchler. Just a little. Good hearted though.

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Darlene KellnerNose art rules! Keep her in the air.

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Yvonne MaddoxLove it!!

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Clive BeddallThanks Ladies!

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Gayla MaasWelcome to the fun!

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Matthew VanDervortI73 this Sunday! Fun day Sunday just south of Dayton Ohio

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Justin PallasJuly 2nd and 3rd, Watervliet MI (40C) Saturday Steak Lunch Flyin, camping on the field with normally fireworks by the City in the evening and then pancake breakfast. About 20 mins East of St Joe and Lake MI...take an evening flight along the coast and enjoy the lake front from the air....

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Dennis ForsterWish I was young again Judy, I'd be right there with you! I always wanted to take a summer off and tour the Midwest, landing and camping out all summer! Never did it though and now I'm too old ~ enjoy life while you can because it is very fleeting! :)

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Smittys RVCheck out: www.funplacestofly.com/default.asp

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Kelly Poetzman JeffriesAny weekend that I'm off, come up to C77. You know we have the room for you to stay.

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Anne Scheer WrightFB page: Michigan Fly-outs. They're usually one day, but you can always stay overnight at my house!

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Kathy Harknessmasseyaero.org/events.html Scroll down to June for the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron -- very fun event! We get awesome antiques from all over the East Coast, and I am assured that this year we will be favored with the Brunner-Winkle Bird that Anne Lindbergh used to earn her pilot's license. My 1939 Luscombe will be there as well.

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Gayla MaasFly your hubby's RV, and almost anywhere fits that criteria! ;-)

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