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Lisa Buckner     (Texas)

Lisa Buckner (Texas)

Lisa Buckner is based at 81D Flyin’ Tiger Field, Angleton, Texas. I am a newly solo-ed Legend Cub student pilot, training under legendary Bruce Bohannon and his two grass strips. I decided to take to the skies after my boyfriend was tragically killed by an inattentive ... Read More »

Marilyn Emery     (Washington)

Marilyn Emery (Washington)

Marilyn Emery is based at WN55, Randle-Kiona Airpark, Randle, Washington. I fly an RV-4. I am planning to do up-set and spin training this fall, in preparation for beginning aerobatics. I earned my taildragger endorsement about a year ago in a Thorp T-18. Aerobatics training... 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. 

2015 Texas Fly-in Details & Registration Pre-order your LLT Fly-in tshirt

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
Love Is In The Air!

Love Is In The Air!

MEN! MEN! MEN! Ladies, what are we to do with all the men that love LadiesLoveTaildraggers?! I hear from them frequently. They email. They Facebook.They Tweet. They even register for membership in LadiesLoveTaildraggers. Over time, I’ve learned their interest comes in several forms. Some men a... Read More »

Diana LeSueur     (Arizona)

Diana LeSueur (Arizona)

Diana LeSueur is based at KFFZ, Falcon Field Airport, Mesa, Arizona. Diana was a 2014 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship winner, but somehow we missed officially registering her as a member of LLT. Thanks for the update on your flying Diana! You are certainly surrounding yourse... Read More »

Terri Cole     (Texas)

Terri Cole (Texas)

Terri Cole is based at KATA, Hall-Miller Municipal Airport, Atlanta, Texas. I married into an aviation family 7 years ago, began flight instruction and now have my commercial, multi, and of course my tailwheel endorsement. I’ve logged just over 900 hours and 170 of that is taildragger. My husb... Read More »

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If you’re a woman who would like to join you only need recorded flying time in a tailwheel aircraft. We love student pilots!

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Louise Patterson     (California)

Louise Patterson (California)

Louise Patterson is based at KVNY, Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California, Louise is an instrument rated private pilot and hopes to get her tailwheel endorsement. Teacher, pilot, mom! I didn’t start out liking airplanes very much. At the age of 4, we lived under the approach path for RWY 13 at... Read More »

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

Who’s going to SUN ‘n FUN?!! I am! And hoping the Lakeland Linder Airport in Florida will be covered in SUNSHINE April 21 – 26, the week of the fly-in. I would love to organize a meetup for our lady taildragger pilots, and friends of LadiesLoveTaildraggers, on Friday, April 24. Onl... Read More »

Chris Meigs-Owen    (Florida)

Chris Meigs-Owen (Florida)

Chris Meigs-Owen is based at KTPF, Peter O Knight Airport, Tampa, Florida. I have been flying since I was little with my dad but started my serious stint in my early 20’s, all the way to my MEI…then I got my tailwheel endorsement in a J3 cub and all I wanted to fly was DC3’s. I was... Read More »

Amal Ajmi & her

Wisdom in the Bush(es)

Amal Ajmi lives in Alaska and flies in the Fairbanks area. If you’ve been around LadiesLoveTaildraggers a while, you’ve read one or more of her contributing posts. She’s good – really good! I recently asked Amal to send me an update on her AK flying and she responded in spade... Read More »

Say “YES” to The Tailwheeler’s Journal 2015

Say “YES” to The Tailwheeler’s Journal 2015

Brian Lansburgh from Tailwheel Town is on a roll – figuratively and literally! He kicked off 2015 with a couple of not-to-be missed articles in “The Tailwheeler’s Journal” making me happy I’m on his auto email list. Brian has a way of cutting to the chase and is a very ... Read More »

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JD Kang and I were wondering how LSA hours work. I know some of you like Judy Birchler are LSA pilots, but how does it work logging hours if this medical reform goes through allowing private pilots without a 3rd class medical? Do LSA hours count towards your private or do you basically stop logging hours after your LSA checkride? ... See MoreSee Less

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Kaitlin MrozLsa hours count. Check out the FARs :-)20 hours ago   ·  1
Mike LambertToo many pages in the FARs, I was hoping one of y’all lovely ladies would have the FAR readily memorized so you could point me to the right place.20 hours ago   ·  1
Kaitlin Mroz61.5120 hours ago
Mike LambertThanks!19 hours ago
Judy BirchlerActually I'm a private pilot exercising light sport privileges. I wear an insulin pump and had a special issuance 3rd class but it was such a hassle to keep current. Medical info has to be resubmitted every 12 months. There can be periods of being grounded until the FAA reviews.12 hours ago   ·  2
Mike LambertAh sorry.10 hours ago
Dennis LongOf course you keep logging hours as Sport Pilot after check ride. You need that for insurance. Being a Sport Pilot the hours may not count towards private but experience sure does. And it will make it easier to get private if you ever want to. Show your skills to a PP CFI and get through much faster.7 hours ago

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Here is a taildragger trip story and there was a very special lady involved so it must be acceptable to post on here. Hope you enjoy it.

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MaryEllen ThomsonWicked awesome!1 day ago   ·  1
Carri HoaglandYou should have called Jeff. I live only a few miles from the caves. I land my Tcraft on the ice with skis and watch everyone take pictures of the crazy girl in an airplane.23 hours ago   ·  2
Sherra DavenportSuch a beautiful place, thank you so much for sharing this adventure with us.22 hours ago   ·  2
Lindsay Petrehow cool is that!21 hours ago   ·  1

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Dennis ForsterThat's going to be one sweet little plane to fly Clau! :)1 day ago   ·  1

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I have a full set of Bruce's Custom Covers for a 7ECA Citabria. Message me if you are interested. (50% off and they are only a few months old). :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Adina SzewczykPic?2 days ago
Julie JetzerSent you a PM.2 days ago
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Darcy GrovesWhoever buys them can get small alterations to fit antennas and such at Bruce's.7 hours ago

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My very fist airplane ride was ________?

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CloudDancer SezDC-6 in 1954. I wuzn't even a year ol' yet. Momma CD werked fer Delta an' Dad werked fer American. Ah grew up on DC-6s an' 7s. HowsumEVER...mah furst genav airsheen wuz mah furs' flyin' lesson a week after mah 13th birfday in a Civil Air Patrol 1946 J-3.2 days ago
Tamara Latimer GriffithMy first ride was wen I was a month old with my dad, my first time actually controlling the airplane was in my moms Aeronca champ (that she rebuilt while attending maintenance school) at the ripe old age of 2 while I grabbed the yoke and put plane in a turn so I could see out the window, yeah that made mom pay attention lol!2 days ago   ·  4
Anne Scheer WrightIn a Champ at Berz Airport in Michigan, as a CAP cadet.1 day ago
Ramona Powell BanksMy first private plane was a Cessna 172 10 years ago. I signed up to take lessons as soon as my feet were back on the ground! Been flying ever since!17 hours ago

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Brian LansburghIf you've seen "Bend it like Beckham" and are familiar with Indian culture, this was quite an accomplishment in 1936. Hell, it'd be a great accomplishment ANYWHERE in 1936. Great pic, too!3 days ago   ·  1

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Judy BirchlerGreat picture Julie Jetzer!!3 days ago
Anne Scheer WrightGood picture of you and "your" airplane!3 days ago   ·  2
Julie JetzerI'm so honored!!! I guess we should start thinking about our after Oshkosh NC ladies only FlyIn again😉3 days ago   ·  2
Julie JetzerAnne Scheer Wright...LOL!!!3 days ago   ·  2
Judy BirchlerJulie, those of us that were lucky enough to come to your NC 2014 ladies only LLT flyin had a wonderful time. Say the word if you want to host in 2015! Pick the date and I'll put it on the calendar.3 days ago   ·  4
David BgWWOOW :)2 days ago   ·  1
Debbie BakerWelcome2 days ago   ·  1

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Sitting at the avionics shop getting Fifi's pitot static check done. Not going as I had hoped and feeling blue. But I got cheered up by registering for LLT Fly In and ordering shirts. It will be a blast as always. May will be here soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy BirchlerSo right Kelly! Thanks for registering for the LLT Texas fly-in AND getting your tshirt orders in. I see you're going to do the poker run too. Yippee!!4 days ago   ·  2
LD JeffriesDo!! We're gonna win again!!!3 days ago   ·  1
Judy BirchlerOMG, you did win at Savannah. We're blocking you buddy!!3 days ago   ·  1

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I'm not sure why yesterday's post "Love is in the air" made anyone think men might be considered for membership in LLT. Trust me - it ain't so!! It was about whether we should let single men advertise themselves on LLT. Yep, men that want to meet single lady taildragger pilots. I posted "Jerome" yesterday so see what you think of the idea. What's it going to be? Absolutely! - Absurd! - Hilarious! ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Tina ThomasHilarious! Guys would LOVE having girls advertise on their sites..especially the QB's. What do the single gals think about this one?? It might be fun...and I like looking at their airplanes.5 days ago   ·  1
Lindsay Petrenot single, but i don't see anything wrong with letting them try. who is it gonna hurt?5 days ago   ·  2
Scott SewellI love ladies that fly taildraggers. But l love taildraggers. Not all men are lucky enough to find a lady pilot, much less one that flys a taildragger. And not all men are worthless, some have an A&P.5 days ago   ·  5
Anne Scheer WrightNo, I don't want to be on a dating site. I don't want some guy contacting me because he likes the picture of my airplane.5 days ago   ·  6
Kathleen Doran HegenbergerAnne you crack me up5 days ago   ·  1
Anne Scheer WrightHe's sure not contacting ME!5 days ago
Dennis ForsterFor what my opinion is worth here... I'd say "don't bother, women just don't get it so a lonely hearts feed will never work!" :P5 days ago
Peg BallouNot appropriate for this site. Are we auctioning off ladies, or enjoying planes?5 days ago   ·  1
Lindsay Petrei don't think that was the intention. aren't we in the driver's (or pilot's) seat here?5 days ago   ·  1
Scott SewellDennis l think the ladies do not want to play with us boys. They really have some nice airplanes but l they might get mad if l say so.5 days ago
Tina ThomasJudy Birchler knows how to masterfully get everyone pumped up and talking about our LLT group..lol5 days ago   ·  1
Kathleen Doran HegenbergerHow true. I think this has been the longest thread in a long time5 days ago   ·  1
Bill TracyLooks like cabin fever is sitting in. Everyone sit back take a deep breath. Spring is just around the corner and everyone can get back to flying5 days ago   ·  4
Cathy White PageNo cabin fever here. Flew today, then walked around the park. Come on down, the wx is fine.5 days ago   ·  2
Kathleen Doran HegenbergerBill its nowhere as cold as where you are, but the last few days have been cold and rainy. reminds me of Cincinnati weather. Really getting tired of it.5 days ago   ·  1
Kelli Hughesnot being a Tabularosa ..,,,,, It opens up the ladies to predators ........5 days ago   ·  2

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Renee SandellLooks like fun. One of these years I will make it out there; not so easy being a west coaster.5 days ago
Homer Sipesa friend of mine flew up there, I know its not a tail dragger but.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OPuM7Q2M4M5 days ago
Kelly Poetzman JeffriesBeen there, done that.4 days ago

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I will be attending WAI in Dallas starting this Thurs. Was wondering how many of you will be there. Hope to meet some of you at the convention. Maybe we can all sit at a table for one of the banquets. I also posted this on my meetup/FB for DFW Aviation Enthusiasts. Please comment or send me private message. Look forward to meeting some fellow Ladies Love Taildragger Pilots. Fair Skies,Carol ... See MoreSee Less

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Cheryl PitzerI will be there Fri & Sat at the FedEx booth. I posted a few days ago the same question and got a few responses6 days ago
Cheryl PitzerOoops - posted here a few days ago and got a few responses. Maybe you could coordinate a meetup?? :)6 days ago   ·  1
Carol LevineOk what about at the Thurs evening banquet6 days ago
Tamara Latimer GriffithGift will be there!6 days ago   ·  1
Jill Wood TallmanI'll be there Thursday through Sunday. Working at the AOPA booth part of the time.6 days ago   ·  1
Kimberly GillI will be there Thursday, volunteering at the Army Aviation Association of America booth when I'm not at my FastPass appointments. :)6 days ago
Cheryl PitzerKimberly Gill who are you fast passing with?6 days ago
Laura LasterI'll be there Thurs in the LeTourneau booth (promoting our 100% tail wheel private pilot program!)6 days ago   ·  3
Carol Levinewell we need to try to get together for dinner or is it lunch at WAI6 days ago
Carol LevineThurs evening is opening reception. I can give you all my cell phone number in a private group message.6 days ago
Kimberly GillCheryl Pitzer Delta and JetBlue. Unfortunately with my work schedule im only able to attend Thursday (im a FO for ExpressJet)...I hope to meet all of you!!6 days ago
Cheryl PitzerGood luck!! :)6 days ago   ·  1
Vickie CrostonI will.6 days ago
Kimberly GillThank you! :)6 days ago

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