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Julia Robbins     (Texas)

Julia Robbins (Texas)

Julia Robbins is based at KSLR, Sulphur Springs Airport, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Licensed in 1984. First aircraft after I received my license was Luscombe. My next plane was a PA 20, 150 horse. My dad had a JR. ACE that I loved to fly and do limited aerobatics. I currently h... Read More »

Courtney Smith     (Arizona)

Courtney Smith (Arizona)

Courtney Smith is based at KCHD, Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. I earned my tailwheel endorsement in a Citabria, and it made me a better pilot! 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!

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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. 

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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
Helen Woods     (Maryland)

Helen Woods (Maryland)

Helen Woods is based at W29, Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville, Maryland. I am a Searey pilot and the only lady Searey CFI in the country, possibly the world! I am Searey crazy! Helen Woods Read More »

Debbie Baker     (Florida)

Debbie Baker (Florida)

Debbie Baker is based at 03FA, Lake Persimmon Airstrip, Lake Placid, Florida. My taildragger is a 1941 Stinson 10-A, which I restored (A&P). It was a fun project, everything was done in house. We took my Stinson 10-A to Sun n Fun in Lakeland Fl in 1998. I received Best Antique Monoplane. My goal... Read More »

What’s the word on a Cameron Airshow 2015?

What’s the word on a Cameron Airshow 2015?

Here is one of the best airshow videos I’ve seen. Produced by Scott Slocum it’s a high impact, cram packed 4 minutes, edited to entertain even the most hyperactive among us. Totally awesome! Cameron is located in northwest Missouri and watching this video of their 2014 airshow makes me v... Read More »

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Ellen Crabaugh     (Texas)

Ellen Crabaugh (Texas)

Ellen Crabaugh is based at KHYI, San Marcos Municipal Airport, San Marcos, Texas. I bought a 1948 Luscombe E and then learned to fly. I had to sell my plane and now am not current but would love to fly again. I love taildraggers and I love Luscombes!   Read More »

Willow Hetrick     (Alaska)

Willow Hetrick (Alaska)

Willow Hetrick is based at PALH, Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, Alaska. My name is Willow and I’ve lived in Alaska my entire life. I am an avid outdoorswoman and flying was a natural choice to better explore and adventure in Alaska. Through the years, I occasionally considered learning to... Read More »

Michelle Carter     (California)

Michelle Carter (California)

Michelle Carter is based at KSZP, Santa Paula Airport, Santa Paula, California. My name is Michelle Carter, 22, and I received my Private Pilots license two summers ago at Santa Barbara Airport. Now you can find me at Santa Paula Airport flying a Piper J-3 Cub with my boyfriend, Sammy Mason. Nothing... Read More »

Woohoo! Circle Indy’s Grass Strips Flyout Video!

Woohoo! Circle Indy’s Grass Strips Flyout Video!

I always love it when video shows up unexpectedly, especially when it’s flying footage from a terrific event. I was happy as I could be when a friend gave me video he had taken at our fantastic “Circle Indy Grass Strips Flyout” — way back in 2013. The flyout was something I p... Read More »

The 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in/Splash-in!!

The 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in/Splash-in!!

Texas, here we come! The 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in/Splash-in! KSLR, SULPHUR SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, TX FRIDAY to SUNDAY, MAY 29 – 31, 2015 EARLY ARRIVALS THURS, MAY 28 • 5000′ Hard-surface runway. 2000′ Grass runway. Municipally owned lake. • Home of Legend Cub • Campin... Read More »

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Mike FinneyWell it looks like you are looking out the right side and in a tail slide.3 hours ago
Steven C. DevineTailslide2 hours ago
Monty GrovesBacking up1 hour ago
CloudDancer SezYer goin' downwerd bass-ackerdz it appearz....1 hour ago   ·  1
Darren LuckeBut.... is that a bad thing??? ;-)23 minutes ago

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Couldn't park right in front of the restaurant because this was going on.

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Meet for lunch at Rochelle before the storm. And there were skydivers too. Brrr... (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerYour home ready! It was/is a great flying day. Refueling at Kentland right now.1 day ago
Valerie Thal-SlocumLooks cold!!1 day ago
Judy BirchlerKelly's departure from Rochelle today. Thanks for meeting us Kelly!1 day ago
Kelly Poetzman JeffriesShould have turned on the smoke!23 hours ago   ·  1
Cathy White PageAren't RV's great? Quick hop to anywhere23 hours ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerYes, the speed's addictive. The flip side, ya need a shoehorn to get in and out!22 hours ago
Doug FarleyThat is one BEAUTIFUL RV-8...'Course I'm biased...my dad is a retired AAL pilot..21 hours ago   ·  1

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Sherra DavenportWe got 100LL at malden MO for 382 this weekend5 days ago
CloudDancer SezYeah. It's all good...UNLESS yer state iz highly dependent on oil REVENUZ such az Alaska. Juneau iz now in a PANIC havin' budgited 2015 based on (projeckted) revenuz frum $130/barrel oil. What Alaskans are gainin' in the short term frum lower costs at the pump will mos' likely be taken back two timez over in new taxes. An' a majority of the 50 states are viewin' this az an opportunity to raize (per gallon) state fuel taxes. Doan celebrate TOO much...4 days ago
Thomas Michael EdmondsonBut if your FBO or local airport bought at $5.01 and his big tanks are full he can't reduce or he loses money. I'm in that predicament. Just as vehicle gas dived, we hoped avgas would but he filled his tanks just at the start and now we are stuck with almost $5 a gallon until his tanks drain.4 days ago

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Celia's Cessna 180 featured as the new LLT cover shot happens to be my husband's old "courting" airplane! He totally rebuilt it back in the 70's and it was the first plane I was ever in..fond memories. Always loved the 180! ... See MoreSee Less

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Anne Scheer WrightHow romantic! And it worked!5 days ago   ·  4
LD Jeffriesand still is!!!5 days ago   ·  2
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Debbie BakerLooks like he's thinking about riveting19 hours ago
CloudDancer SezPo' Sheriff looks like he'z already dun wore out!9 hours ago

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Judy BirchlerCelia Vanderpool, Oceanside, CA.6 days ago   ·  3
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I just saw an ad for a 1927 film,"Wings", a silent film that launched Gary Cooper's career. The stars took flying lessons in 1927, the flying instructor ducked in the rear seat during filming. "shot on location on a budget of $2 million at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas. Hundreds of extras and some 300 pilots were involved in the filming, including pilots and planes of the United States Army Air Corps." I've never watched an entire silent movie. That's about to change. ... See MoreSee Less

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Monty GrovesWon first Academy Award for best picture also an academy award for Best Engineering Effects.6 days ago
Judy BirchlerI didn't know that. All the more reason to see it.6 days ago   ·  1
Sharon TinklerGood find! Is it on youtube do you suppose?6 days ago
JD KangLooks cool!!6 days ago   ·  1
Samantha CercheroI just saw something on TCM about that movie! It said it will be airing on Sunday, just not sure what time. Looking forward to it!!6 days ago   ·  1
Allison R HoytI own it, if anyone in the Tulsa area ever wants to have a movie night.6 days ago   ·  2
Stephanie BelserSunday night, I think it's 10PM-12:30 ET6 days ago   ·  1
Jennifer WenkPete and I watched it last weekend. It's a long movie with an intermission but thoroughly absorbing. I loved the flying and even forgot that it was a silent movie early on. I highly recommend it!6 days ago   ·  2
Matt StewardI've never seen it Allison R Hoyt6 days ago
Eric ObssuthIt was on my required study list for all A&P apprentices and student pilots! Last I checked it is immediately viewable and free on Amazon if you are a Prime member!5 days ago   ·  1
Jill Wood TallmanYou will like it, I think. We have a local theater that plays silents with an organ accompanist, and I saw "Wings" last year or the year before. 5 days ago   ·  3
Judy BirchlerI'm so happy to hear it's on Amazon Prime. I don't have to stay up till 12:30 now!5 days ago   ·  2
Deb PenrodAlso a very good write up on its production in the book ""Hollywood Ruled the Skies" by Bruce W. Orris, 2013; I got it at Oshkosh, highly recommend to anyone interested in old aviation movies.1 day ago   ·  1
Deb PenrodMinor correction: "When Hollywood Ruled the skies".1 day ago

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Here is the first landing of the old girl

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Marlon YoungThanks for posting. Have enjoyed watching it come together the last few months.1 week ago   ·  2
Judy BirchlerOne for the history books now. Looks like it couldn't have gone any better. It was a little breezy up north today, hopefully you didn't have to deal with much of a cross wind.1 week ago   ·  1
Debbie BakerSo excited for you all. The first flight is amazing1 week ago
Chuck AvonWe flew it 3hr yesterday gave rides to every one made 7 tate off and landings one trip 100lb of fuel pilot 190lb front pas 300lb rear seat pas 180lband 120 lb that is 890lb1 week ago   ·  2
Chuck AvonAir plane gross weight 2230 came out of factory at 1260 that is a useful of 970 with yesterdays 890 lb load we had room for 80 lb more or 14 gl more gas that works out to 30 gl of gas and four adults not bad for a old plane1 week ago   ·  2
Mike FinneyGreat job. I know how much work you have put in the past year to get to this.1 week ago
Gary SheetsVery nice!1 week ago
Andy HeinsGood job Chuck and Shannon1 week ago
Shannon AvonThanks everyone we are definitely going to fly and enjoy her.1 week ago   ·  3
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here is a video of her first flight since 1992. She flew great and hands free.

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Chuck AvonJudy here is the first take off climbed so fast Shannon could not keep up with the plane with the camera1 week ago
Mike LambertBeautiful.1 week ago
Judy BirchlerIt jumped right off the ground alright and sounded great. I can't the video to play past 2:46 though. ?1 week ago   ·  1
Debbie BakerGreat job, Franklin purring and Stinson raring to fly again. Cograts1 week ago
Vanessa Jump NelsonMe, too, there's something wrong with the playback feature and it stops, goes back right after take-off, even though there's supposedly still several minutes left on the clip.1 week ago
Chuck AvonWe did an edit out of the middle he sat and did a long run up and could not see much that's why.1 week ago
Chuck AvonNow that the first flight is done the plane flew hands off only rigging that i need to do is it has a little right rudder that i need to bend the trim tab a little to get rid of it.The only squak is the generator is not working so will fix that it's no big thing easy to get to on franklin.1 week ago   ·  1
Vanessa Jump NelsonOh, ok, so it was intentional, not a glitch. Well we definitely saw the most exciting part! Who-hoo! First flights are so special. Thanks for sharing. It's a Franklin? Cool. No wonder she has that "wet" sound when taxiing. It sounded familiar.1 week ago
Chuck AvonVanessa Jump Nelson yes it is a 150 HP franklin runs strong1 week ago   ·  1

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