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Gayla Maas     (Texas)

Gayla Maas (Texas)

Gayla Maas is based at KWEA, Parker County Airport, Weatherford, Texas. I learned to fly with Edna Gardner Whyte in her Cessna 120. I bought a Cessna 140A not long after soloing Edna’s 120. I’ve been hooked on taildraggers from the beginning! After a several year... Read More »

Nancy Marquis     (Florida)

Nancy Marquis (Florida)

Nancy Marquis is based at FL15, Steep Head Farm Airport, Clarksville, Florida. I earned my private pilot certificate in 1972 at the age of 17 (didn’t get my drivers license until I was 20!!). My husband and I love aviation…he has and flies helicopters and I have ... 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!

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Black Unisex Live Love Fly t-shirts on sale! $16 each, plus postage Support LadiesLoveTaildraggers! Proceeds from t-shirt sales cover website expenses and upgrades to LadiesLoveTaildraggers. You will find no advertising on this website. ORDER BLACK T-SHIRT Other t-shirt styles $20 each plus postage.... Read More »

A Brand New Private Pilot: Cammi Benson!

A Brand New Private Pilot: Cammi Benson!

Woohoo!! A private pilot is born! Cammi Benson, who started flying in a Cessna 140 when she was only 15, now has more than a Tailwheel Endorsment. Cammi passed her checkride with flying colors on July 25 and is now a Private Pilot. Cammi has a well-rounded logbook. She’s also flown helicopters, aero... Read More »

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

This post by Stirling Moore, one of our two 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship winners, is a glowing testimonial about her experiences at Tailwheel Town and appreciation for the scholarship. My time in Tailwheel Town by Stirling Moore I flew this morning. It was a gorgeous, bluebird day and I m... Read More »

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Personal Stories from Oshkosh

Personal Stories from Oshkosh

AirVenture 2015 is behind me now but I’m still enjoying OSH by following everyone’s pictures and stories on Twitter and Facebook. I know the big party doesn’t end till this afternoon, July 26, but it appears things are winding down and many have made the trip back home. My feet tel... Read More »

OSH 2015 – Thursday

OSH 2015 – Thursday

Thursday at AirVenture my time was nearing an end but no moment was lost. Hope you enjoy these pictures and an OSH slideshow at the end. I’d like to thank Ray Johnson for inviting LadiesLoveTaildraggers to participate in his “Vintage In Review” program, as well as Wendy Lessig, Don... Read More »

OSH 2015 – Wednesday

OSH 2015 – Wednesday

Wednesday at OSH was an AWESOME day! I am having the time of my life meeting incredible people and seeing aircraft I’ve only seen in magazines until now. I want to stop the clock and stay here forever! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves but must mention a few lady taildragger pil... Read More »

OSH 2015 – Tuesday

OSH 2015 – Tuesday

Day 2 @ OSH. Sunny, a little breezy but doable if you flew in today. We met some awesome women tailwheel pilots at our LadiesLoveTaildraggers luncheon. Many of us struggled to get from the south side of the field to the north side for our 12:30 luncheon but you can see by the pictures it all worked ... Read More »

OSH 2015 – Monday

OSH 2015 – Monday

Monday, July 20, Opening Day at OSH. I’m thrilled to finally be at the biggest show on earth, not so thrilled with the early morning fog departing MQJ or the wild, hairy arrival into OSH. It all worked but you can bet I had my big girl panties on tight. I’ll save details of the flight-of... Read More »

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Here are few more photos from the LLT lunch Friday during Oshkosh. Happy I was able to make it to this one and meet some of you wonderful ladies! Feel free to tag those that I haven't. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike LambertThis gives me an idea...I think I'll start the companion group "Men Love Ladies That Love Taildraggers" It's a working title, but who knows how it'll play out.

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Jessica VorudaThat might work.

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Mike LambertSee? Then LLT would have a companion/fan page to go along with it. All us LLT groupies that can't join due to equipment errors can sorta belong :P

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Jessica VorudaI'm sure you'd look good in a baby blue LLT t-shirt Mike!

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Mike LambertI look good in anything...

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Jessica VorudaHAHAHA!

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Kate ChambersGreat pics!

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A couple of years ago there was a fly in at Orcas Island. We are hooking up with Wendy Lessig in a few weeks and heading that way and are looking for some local knowledge of places to see and friendly grass strips around the islands ... See MoreSee Less

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Wendy LessigCathy White Page flies in that area a lot. Maybe she has the scoop?

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Brian LansburghKeep me posted. My daughter works at Johns Island and I'm trying to get up there soon.

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Bill TracyBrian Lansburgh we are interested in any unique or little known places to fly to in Oregon and Washington

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Brian LansburghThere are tons of 'em. I'm not the expert because I'm kinda tied to my little patch around here where I teach, but you might look into places like the Alvord Desert and a couple of coastal airports, one or two of which are actually the beach.

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Bill TracyVanessa Jump Nelson. How about in your area. Any cub friendly strips that we need to visit

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Bill TracyCathy White Page where are all those C170 strips that you used to camp at

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Brian LansburghBill, just to get you started, McKenzie Bridge state airport, Toketee Falls, Prospect. I'm thinking about camping spots, although Prospect is a bit civilized! The Alvord Desert is a great destination. I keep threatening to get over there but haven't yet. PM me for some contacts who are smarter than me... hmmm, that's just about everyone!

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Kathleen Doran Hegenberger shared Melanie Wigren's photo to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.

Anyone living and flying along the coast of Ga, SC or NC please keep your eyes open for these boys.
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John JaynesSaw where these boys were found adrift alive!

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Elizabeth AmundsenThey have not been found yet. There is an old report going around from some boys that were found in 2005. These ones are still missing

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Jessica Erin Thacker on her first solo cross country stopping at Poplar Grove
Airport en route from OSH to 11LL today..New Ladies Love Taildragger gal!!
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Joe StanleyDid you wring it out some?

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Bill LefelhocEar to Ear grinn. P-51 smiles for sure. Lucky lady

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Rex Coxu wont ever forget this,,smiling too..

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Woo Hoo! I was fortunate enough to fly a P-51 back from Oshkosh! I am still pinching myself!!
In the past couple weeks I've been able to log flying a Spartan and a P-51!! If I'm dreaming, please do NOT wake me up!!!
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Sara Kay WilliamsWow too cool

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Cécile Challe ZehnderWouahoo !!! How lucky you are... Keep dreaming 😉

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Laura NoelOMG! Diana Bosley LeSueur, how fabulous!!!! :)

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Jill Wood TallmanThat's my dream too!

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Judy BirchlerOMG. How does that even happen??!! We need details!

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Donna MillerWow! SCORE!!! The Taildragger to beat all Taildraggers!

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Anne Scheer WrightWoo hoo! Lucky gal!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurThe pilot is a friend of mine and lives at a private airport not too far from me. As I was helping polish the plane, he was talking to his friend Scott that he was going to take in the Mustang to the first fuel stop. Scott flew to Oshkosh with John in his 180. I proposed to Larry that he needed a copilot for the rest of the flight home and if I find a way to the first fuel stop, could I be that copilot!? He didn't think I would want to ride that far in the Mustang. I assured him that I did and that I would ship my luggage FedEx and cancel my commercial flight!

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Rex Coxlucky girl u win the lottery ,jus awesome,good for you !!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurPart 2: The next day, Larry said if I really want to, I could fly with John in the 180 to the first fuel stop and then Scott and I could switch. He also introduced me to another Scott, that lives at the same airpark as Larry, and drove his coach to Osh. He said if I can live without my luggage for about 8 days, they would bring it back on the coach. There were a few other road blocks that I didn't mention but seriously!!!! It was all falling into place!!!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurI can't find the words to accurately describe what an awesome experience it was!! I am so glad I had purchased a seat cushion at Osh! 😉 I flew a good share of the way home AND I rolled that baby several times!!! As Sean Tucker would say "Yeah Baby!"!! So glad I have my talk wheel (thanks to LLT) and my high performance endorsement to log this. Aerobatic training is definitely in my future!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurHow's that for details Judy Birchler??!

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Sherra DavenportCongratulations Diana, i am so glad you are getting to live a lot of your dreams. Fly safe

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Diana Bosley LeSueurI have video I will post soon. BTW...In case you can't tell, I am wearing my Ladies Love Taildraggers shirt!!!!

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Darren LuckeAn amazing opportunity! funny how the minds differ.. I'd be thinking - which shoes to wear (or not to so I can feel this thing), not which t-shirt! ha I'm sure it was quite the experience that I surely admire that you got to do! Congrats! ;-)

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsLucky u

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Debbie BakerSo happy for you.

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsWhat do I have to do to get a ladies love taildraggers shirt?

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Katie BraunCongrats - you look great! OSH had great weather this year! So much fun!!!

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Diana Bosley LeSueurOops, accidentally deleted :-/

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsAll I get is webpage not available

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Judy BirchlerReally? Keep trying. Probably thousands trying to log on. :)

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Cissy Cole-RawlingsOkey dokey, thanks

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Judy BirchlerYou are one crazy dude! I saw a lot of presidential aircraft but this wasn't one of them. :)

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Dennis ForsterDid she have Security Tom?

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Brian LansburghMaybe it should have "LLT ONE" stenciled on it.

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Sharon TinklerHey, Brian Lansburgh I think you are on to something. :)

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Hal GlennThe truth is out!!

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Tom WadsworthBrian, I'll need to make a prop card to slip on it next year that says "LLT ONE" . She would like that....I think.

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Brian LansburghI think that's a magnificent idea!

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Ray JohnsonExcellent !!

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