Have you noticed how life just happens and you figure it out as it comes at you? Flight training may be part of that equation and if you really want it, you’ll need a plan. I think what I like about Lisa Ann Toll is that she is passionate about flying, loves taildragge... Read More »
Congratulations to LLT member Tracy Salmi. Tracy just won 3rd place at the Llano, Texas STOL competition, Light Sport Class. Tracy was flying a RANS S7!! Pilots from across the country converged on Llano, Tx this weekend for the Texas STOL 2014 Roundup. From what I hear, pil... Read More »
Jeanette Hibpshman is based at O52, Sutter County Airport, Yuba City, California. First of all, I am married to the most wonderful guy around and we have 3 beautiful kids. My husband is an Air Force pilot and we’re hanging out at Beale AFB for his second tour here. We ... Read More »
LLT is hosting TWO fly-ins in 2014! The 1st, the largest and the one open to both ladies and gentlemen, is our LLT Fly-in at Gaston’s Resort, Arkansas!
Early arrivals start Thursday, May 29 and most will fly home Sunday, June 1. Details & Registration Form 2014 LLT Fly-in. This year pre-registration is required! Call Gaston’s Resort to get a cabin while they last.
Our 2nd Fly-in is “Ladies Only” and will be held in North Carolina on a beautiful 3000′ x 100′ turf runway!
Our host will be lady taildragger pilot Julie Jetzer at Long Island Airport, NC26, June 20-21-22, 2014. Details and registration at LLT North Carolina Summer Fly-in. Pre-registration required. Please come and meet your fellow female aviators for a fun taildraggin’ ladies weekend!
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, introducing more women to aviation and encouraging women (and men) to join the wonderful world of conventional aircraft! The only requirement is having recorded time flying a tailwheel aircraft. We love student pilots too!
Thank you to my buddy Ray Klaus for sharing his perspective on stick and rudder flying. THE TIME HAS COME TO TALK OF STICK AND RUDDER SKILLS by Red Baron Ray Klaus Modern glass cockpit airplanes have GPS navigators, data-link weather and a host of other high-tech gear that yield very real safety benefits. Even though these electronic marvels make flying easier and safer, the fact remains that the accident rate for General Aviation airplanes hasn’t budged. The technology is having little or no discernible impact. The National Transportatio... Read More »
Are biennial flight reviews really supposed to be fun? As of April 1, mine was overdue and I was in the “find a CFI FAST” mode. Luckily a seasoned old timer who instructed out of my airport for years was ready and willing this morning. CFI Ted Matthews has stopped by my hangar over the years for occasional hangar banter and repeatedly volunteered to give me a BFI whenever I needed one. Well, today was that day and was I ever in for a treat. To put things in perspective, I went to Ted’s 80th birthday hangar party four years ago... Read More »
Ruthie Wells flies when possible at airports around Indianapolis. I met Ruthie a few weeks ago at an Indianapolis area airport. She had ridden her bicycle nearly 10 miles on a very cold day to get there. Ruthie told me she rides that bike everywhere and it’s her only mode of transportation. That may be something you do in NYC but it’s a really difficult thing when you live way out in the suburbs of Indy. She had my complete attention when our conversation led to her love for flying and her determination to get her ticket. “Sta... Read More »
Lady taildragger pilot Emilie Ann Phillips sent in these two videos shot with her new GoPro camera. You can’t beat a ring-side seat from an RV-4 approaching the frozen lake at Alton Bay. Emilie’s videos are beautifully shot, fun flying adventures and should convince the rest of us it’s time to get our own GoPros. Her first video is between Jaffrey, Alton Bay, Northwood Lake and Contoocook Lake. Emilie says “I tried to follow a group of Supercubs to some other frozen lakes but I decided my little RV-4 tires just werenR... Read More »
< Printable Flyin Itinerary PDF ************************************ ** SATURDAY ** LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poker Run to Benefit Wounded Warriors Project Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Gaston’s Resort, 3M0 $25 Donation – Poker Run Stops Not Mandatory Start your day at our 1st poker run stop with breakfast at The Valley Airport (61AR). Lunch stop is Turkey Mountain Airport (MO00). Pick up your 1st poker card at 61AR and one at each of the following stops. You may also pick up a full hand at Gaston’s or cards for any missed stops. For details ... Read More »
Very few updates from our pilots provide the kind of real life learning experiences as this one. Thanks, Karen, for telling your story and reminding us of the destructive forces possible with rotor-wash and prop-wash. Glad you’re both OK. Karen Croskell is based at CO15, Kelly Air Park, Elbert, Colorado. Jan 29, 2014 I had just soloed my student (I was a contract CFI for Doss Aviation USAF student prescreen). I was required to make the flight back to Pueblo from Butts Army base which is now a massive helicopter base. The tower cleared me ... Read More »