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Most Interesting Women, Blakesburg, Iowa

Most Interesting Women, Blakesburg, Iowa

When you go to a fly-in, I hope you take the time to get to know some of the people you are surrounded by. I admit I don’t always slow down enough at fly-ins to truly get to know most of the people I strike up conversations with. I walk fast, I’m on a mission, I&... Read More »

It’s your turn to design a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt!

It’s your turn to design a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt!

Here’s your chance to design a brand new tshirt for LadiesLoveTaildraggers! If you have an idea or a graphic image you think would be perfect for our next LLT tshirt, let’s see it. If there’s a font you think would be ideal, send me a sample. If there’... 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
Dan Wilkins’ Amazing Waco UPF-7

Dan Wilkins’ Amazing Waco UPF-7

What would YOU give to have this gorgeous 1941 Waco UPF-7 residing happily in your hangar? Me – I don’t have enough bucks to even dream of making it happen but I have been very happy to get periodic progress updates on the restoration of this wonderful aircraft. The owner of this beauty ... Read More »

Jennifer Givens     (Indiana)

Jennifer Givens (Indiana)

Jennifer Givens, KAID, Anderson, Indiana. I’ve been around aviation since I was born. My first airplane ride was in a Piper Cub when I was 3. My dad built a Hatz biplane (N24859), and I fly with him any chance I get. My father-in-law has a Cessna 170 and a WACO RNF. My husband is an IA so all ... Read More »

Shalyn (Shay) Applegate     (Missouri)

Shalyn (Shay) Applegate (Missouri)

Shalyn (Shay) Applegate is based at 15MO, Applegate Airport, Queen City, Missouri. Flying has always been in my blood. Both my grandfather and grandmother were pilots, as well as my father and my mother. I actually live on an airport. With flying always being such a part of my life, becoming a pilot... Read More »

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Saturday at Blakesburg 2014

Saturday at Blakesburg 2014

Saturday at Blakesburg the sun came out! Try as hard as it might though, the inches of rain that fell the last couple of days are gonna take more than one semi-sunny day to dry up this soggy airport. The field remained closed most of the day but did finally open up early evening. Everyone seemed to ... Read More »

Antique Airfield lives up to its name

Antique Airfield lives up to its name

Antique Airfield/Blakesburg, Iowa – the crown jewel of the Antique Aviation Association’s (AAA) fly-ins. Their motto “Keep the antiques flying” is that’s exactly what’s happening right now at Blakesburg. If you’re in awe of gorgeous antique aircraft, or rare... Read More »

LLT YouTube Video ‘Got My Mind Set On YOU!’

LLT YouTube Video ‘Got My Mind Set On YOU!’

“Got My Mind Set On YOU!” newest LadiesLoveTaildraggers video. Read More »

Bruce Bohannon’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Bruce Bohannon’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Well crap, I thought I’d escaped the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that’s spreading like wildfire across the internet – at least till Bruce Bohannon sent me this nifty little video today. It cracked me up and puts a whole new dose of fun in the aviators challenge version. AND, I’m... Read More »

Stephanie Zwolinski     (New York)

Stephanie Zwolinski (New York)

Stephanie Zwolinski is based at a private grass strip, NY50 Johnson Airport, Perth, New York. I have wanted to fly since I was a little girl, though it always seemed out of reach. Through a co-worker, I got involved in my local EAA Chapter, which has a healthy contingent of vintage taildraggers, and... Read More »

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Young eagles flights also.
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Wow, you girls are popular! Here's another flyin invitation from Jerry Griggs in Kansas. Jerry's hosted this flyin in the flatlands for a number of years.

"The grass runway is perfectly adequate for Cessna 172, 140, 180, Taylorcraft, RV-6, etc. Would be marginal for Mooney, Piper Cherokee Arrow, most AMEL airplanes etc."

"Would be neat to have some of those respectable ladies fly their airplanes here if they can make it."
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An invitation to members from Debbie Lowe. :)

I wanted to extend an invitation to the Ladies Love Taildraggers group to visit the Flora Municipal Airport (5I2) for our Powered Parachute Fly-In Sept. 27 and 28. 5I2 has the most wonderful grass strip for a taildragger to land on!We will be serving breakfast both days. Sept. 28 is our "Aviation Appreciation Day" and we'd love to see as many airplanes as possible fly in just for the fun of it.
We are located in Mid-Indiana northeast of Lafayette and I am happy for you to use our airport as a destination. I met some of your members at AirVenture this year...I even bought a tee shirt, I liked you all so much!
Hope to see you at Flora!
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Had an amazing soaring lesson with Elizabeth Russell Tattersall this morning at Soaring NV. Than lunch at the Taildragger Cafe at the Minden Tahoe airport! ... See MoreSee Less

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Damian Adamowicz, Judy Wagner and 16 others like this

Judy BirchlerGreat to hear Susan! Are you hooked yet? Nice menu cover!2 days ago
Susan StewartIt was fun and I would love to have another lesson!2 days ago
Anne Scheer WrightBe very careful...soaring is addictive!21 hours ago
Susan StewartIf I lived there, I would probably be taking 3 lessons a week. Unfortunately the closest soaring facility is 2 hours away from me!19 hours ago

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We are getting a huge kick out of this fast and oh so pretty RV7. Flew on top of a broken layer this afternoon and got the descent on video. ... See MoreSee Less

We are getting a huge kick out of this fast and oh so pretty RV7. Flew on top of a broken layer this afternoon and got the descent on video.

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Anne Scheer WrightYou're laughing, Boyd's so serious. Whose plane is this??? :-)3 days ago   ·  1
Deni WhitsittThey are way fun!!!2 days ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerOh it's definitely Boyd's but he's good at sharing. It was pretty bumpy diving through the clouds and he was concentrating like a good pilot would. :) I've been lucky and have as many landings in her as he does! We're both still trying to get a really good one.2 days ago   ·  3
Deni WhitsittIt will happen!!!! Right rudder!!!!! Enjoy the practice!!!2 days ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerOMG, Right Rudder with capitol R's! I can't believe how much you need taking off. I had no idea it would be that dramatic.2 days ago   ·  2
Bob BarronVideo tip, get a neutral density filter, it will get rid of that prop artifact problem. Great video :)2 days ago   ·  1

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We need more color in this world! It's a good day at BAK in the RV7. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ruthie WellsCool4 days ago
Jessica Eve LoLooking good!4 days ago
Lindsay Petretrue that! most of the newer airplanes are white. think i'll paint mine black and pink. ;-)4 days ago   ·  3
Carri HoaglandWay to bland. I need to get my blue Pitts there.4 days ago
Linda WintersNice pic!4 days ago

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Did I read something about a fly-in at Winters Airport in IN? Any info on that? I think it's the same weekend as Lee Bottom. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jesse ByrerYes. This is the fly in that My Mom and I host together. It is on September 20th (Same day as Lee Bottom) Lunch is served around noon. 1'800ft north south runway with 25ft wires to the north. Ident is 0ii9. We would love to have you!11 hours ago
Ginger Gordon DavidsonThis weekend is also the #2014WTF at Lee Bottom. Looks like it is going to be great weather on Friday and Saturday. Hope to see you there. Just a few more hours to get your tickets at the 25% off rate.10 hours ago

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The Reno Air Races is now on live. Log onto LiveAirShowTV now!

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Did you know AOPA is having a contest to win a introductory flight at your local flight school. Just send us your best pictures from Reno via twitter #FLYwithAOPA ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Sorry if this is a repost, but it's appropriate given the anniversary.

One of the LLT ladies has been praised on a few websites I follow today. In this day and age of such self-importance and narcissism, it's amazing that these heroes walk among us. To the very core, they're willing to bleed and die, if necessary, for the colors they serve.

The added bonus is that she flies a taildragger.

www.washingtonpost.com/local/f-16-pilot-was-ready-to-give-her-life-on-sept-11/2011/09/06/gIQAMpcO...
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Lowry AviationGreat interview. - I never knew.6 days ago
Sharon TinklerYep. I am proud to call her my friend and I love her.6 days ago   ·  2
Thomas Michael EdmondsonI know focus in on 9/11 (it ALWAYS IS) and we are forgetting about another national tragedy that seems to be forgotten more and more and we must NOT let it happen. PEARL HARBOR, DEC. 7, 1941 We lost a LOT of people that day as well and it too was a "SUCKER PUNCH" to the U.S.A. just as what happened on 9/11.| If anything the Ladies Who Love Taildraggers must salute is one of your very own.....Ms. CONELIA FORT, woman pilot of that war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelia_Fort6 days ago   ·  5
Mike LambertAs a WWII history buff, I assure you I don't forget about December 7th, June 6th, or September 2nd. I typically wait for those days specifically to remember those days ;)6 days ago   ·  1
CloudDancer SezIncredible tale.5 days ago

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Beech Party 2014 is coming up Oct 15 - 19 @ Tullahoma, TN. We have a special day planned for LadiesLoveTaildraggers on Saturday, Oct 18 and hope you'll be there for this last get-together of 2014!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharon TinklerLet me add that I have pre-committed my bedrooms to Beech party family from Maryland. But the last time I had campers in the backyard most everyone gravitated to the living room instead :) You are completely welcome to do that :) I am going to be taxiing my luscombe down to the museum on Saturday with a "Beech for a Day" sign in the window :) We can all park together and maybe Julie will join us for a group picture! You never know.6 days ago
CloudDancer SezNow THA's what Ah call a "startin' LINEup"!!6 days ago

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