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Welcome new Facebook Members!

Welcome new Facebook Members!

It’s always fun seeing the membership numbers climb in our Facebook LadiesLoveTaildraggers group. We continue to grow by leaps and bounds in both Facebook and Twitter, a sure sign of general aviation’s interest in flying the kind of planes we love – taildra... Read More »

Ebay: Passion or Disease?

Ebay: Passion or Disease?

Beware of Ebay. I speak from experience when I say it can be addictive. I know that because of what you see in the picture. You may wonder what it is and there was a time when I had no idea myself. I discovered “them” on Ebay a number of years ago and now have a ... 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
Judy’s 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas….under $50

Judy’s 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas….under $50

The clock is ticking away and Christmas morning will be here before you know it. Time to kick it into high gear if you want to find that special gift! I thought I’d share a few of my favorites that, with a little luck, you still might be able to get in time! #1 Custom Watch. Download your own ... Read More »

First Time Carrier Landing

First Time Carrier Landing

If you’ve ever landed a taildragger on a postage size spit of land, you’ll get this video. So maybe not a taildragger but bet you’d get a rush when the tower calls you down for your landing! Get it down? Great – but is it going to stop?! I watched and felt like I was right th... Read More »

LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2014 Christmas Video!

LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2014 Christmas Video!

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you enjoy this fast and fun Christmas video as much as I do. You ladies rock and your pictures prove it! Thanks for all the great shots. If you sent one in 2014, you just may see yourself.   Read More »

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Allison Hoyt: Van’s Aircraft 2015 Calendar

Allison Hoyt: Van’s Aircraft 2015 Calendar

Pretty cool. An awesome picture of Allison Hoyt applying lipstick made the rear cover of the 2015 Van’s Aircraft calendar. I love it! “I made it onto an airplane calendar! WITH all my clothes on! (Hat tip to Matt Steward  for the photo and Don Short for the very shiny airplane.)” A... Read More »

Cheryl Pitzer     (Texas)

Cheryl Pitzer (Texas)

Cheryl Pitzer, KLNC Lancaster Regional Airport, Lancaster, Texas. Hello! For fun, I fly my Husky A1B N444HY – known as “Hell Yeah” by our friends and my husband’s Pitts S2B. We live just NE of the Dallas/ FT Worth area and have a grass strip in our pasture. For work at FedEx ... Read More »

Claudia Espinola     (Brazil)

Claudia Espinola (Brazil)

Claudia Espinola is based at SNLG, Serra Do Clipo Airport, São Paulo, Brazil. Hello! my name is Cláudia and I’m in love with airplanes since I was a little girl! I’m a flight attendant and private pilot. I’ve learnt to fly on a aeroboero, a taildragger from Argentina. In Brazil we ... Read More »

And the Selfie Contest Winner Is……..

And the Selfie Contest Winner Is……..

You have voted and Amber Phillips from Idaho is the winner! Not only is her picture fantastic but her caption is a winner too; “squirreling around” — “nutty friends” — “Chipmunk”, you gotta love it! Amber will have to tell us if this was one lucky shot... Read More »

A Bittersweet Tribute to Caryl Wilkins

A Bittersweet Tribute to Caryl Wilkins

Please watch this touching, beautiful tribute from Dan Wilkins to his wife Caryl Wilkins. Caryl passed away but she was dearly loved and remains his co-pilot. I recommend you have a box of Kleenex at hand before viewing. Video produced by Stephanie Wain, a filmmaker from Penn State University. Aircr... Read More »

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I was just on the Spencer Aircraft website (buying a few door prizes for your 2015 lady fly-in events for Judy Birchler to raise $$$) and wanted you all to know about this very cool ===MUST HAVE=== t-shirt they have on their website.

Here is the link to Spencer Aircraft site:
spenceraircraft.com/pilot-shop/clothing-apparel/t-shirts/silly-boys-women-s-t-shirt-xl.html

HAPPY HOLIDAY AND KEEP YOUR TAIL UP IN THE AIR IN 2015!!!!!
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Judy BirchlerSeriously? You are just amazing. You are buying door prizes?! And yes, love the tshirt. Can't wait for Texas 2015!!1 day ago
Thomas Michael EdmondsonJudy Birchler - "Happy Retail" ho ho ho. Saw a few "lady pilot" items and thought, "Now that would be something they would like at their raffle/prize table and can use." Glad to do it, you know that. Happy 2015 kid!1 day ago   ·  2
Carri HoaglandI just bought one. Thanks Tom.22 hours ago   ·  1
Thomas Michael EdmondsonPerfect shirts to where around AirVenture to see reactions as they read it. I love it and glad you all do.1 hour ago   ·  1
Thomas Michael EdmondsonI worked for Ozark Airlines and glad to have witnessed the day our first woman pilot walked on the flight I was boarding passengers on and I met her. Then I had another flight and another 'first' and it was a complete female crew and everybody loved it and taking photos with them. Ohhhhh, the good OLD days.1 hour ago   ·  1

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Everybody make sure your EAA membership is up to date... www.eaa.org/en/eaa/eaa-news-and-aviation-news/eaa/2014-12-18-you-can-win-the-perfect-cub ... See MoreSee Less

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Anne Scheer WrightMine is automatically renewed every year.3 days ago   ·  1
Lindsay Petrei want it!3 days ago
Jeanette HibpshmanMy dream plane!3 days ago

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I am super excited to announce that one of my photos was chosen as a finalist in the Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine photo contest!!! If the image moves you, please take a moment to vote for it (up to once per day) at this link: www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/2014-photo-contest-finalists-180953581/

Thank you for your support!
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CloudDancer SezAh'm THERE fer ya' Marijke!5 days ago   ·  1

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Here is a update on Shannon and my stinson the fuselage went to the airport and the second wing has fabric on it wont be long and it will Fly (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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My new baby, N31085, is a 1940 J3. I brought her back to Pennsylvania where she belongs, to Pottstown Municipal, in October 2014. She's lived in Wisconsin and Illinois since at least 1943. She was the 2012 EAA AirVenture sweepstakes prize - a beauty; you may have seen her at Oshkosh or in the Jan 2012 edition of Sport Aviation. Come see us at N47! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jeanette HibpshmanMan...that is a beauty!! I have been dreaming of J3's a lot lately. Would love to get one - my first airplane ride as a teen was in a J3!5 days ago
Scott SewellNice looking Cub. Lots of fun to fly.5 days ago
Lori OlsonBeautiful. Congratulations!5 days ago
Laurie KushnerAh, so she is no longer at 57C.5 days ago
Barbe S ParkWow! She is gorgeous, congrats!5 days ago
Cindy Christian KapplerWow, more pics of her, please!!! Beautiful!!!4 days ago

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This is the plane I leaned to fly in back in 2009. What a great experience learning to fly in a taildragger! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharon TinklerMerry Christmas, Sis :)1 week ago   ·  1
Terri HullMerry Christmas!!!1 week ago   ·  1
Tammie SearlesMerry Christmas! Love it!!1 week ago   ·  1
LD JeffriesIf you think you can, or you think you can't, either way you're right! Git sum sky!!!1 week ago   ·  2
Mary GriffithsLove this! Merry Christmas to you :)1 week ago   ·  2
Etta TullMerry Christmas!7 days ago
Judy AirspeedRight back at ha Sistahs!6 days ago

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Here is a quote from the most recent article on
the AntiqueAirfield.com web page. Give you any ideas? :)

"But what will make this event really special, is the opportunity for any AAA member in any pre-1956 aircraft (with a standard airworthiness certificate) to "Join the AAA Record Breakers". In cooperation with the NAA, any AAA member that wishes, can apply for (with the appropriate paperwork and fee to the NAA) a Sporting Performances license and set a point-to-point performance record from their home base to Antique Airfield (if at least 50nm from IA27).

Of course we're planning special recognition for those participating. From getting the checkered flag as they land (via our ATC Flagmen), to a special paddock where the official paperwork will be signed and photos taken, all are part of what's in store for those that choose to participate. We're hopeful that representatives from the NAA will be on hand as well, to act as the official observers of these flights."

Check their website www.antiqueairfield.com for hyperlinks.
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My wife and I had a wonderful time this past week in Washington D.C. for the Congressional Gold Medal ceremonies for the WWII Civil Air Patrol Veterans. I was able to meet so many great people and give away copies of my book. Like "Crystal of the Clouds" facebook page, and see more of the pictures. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Had an amazing time at full controls of the Cub today... We are still curious why snow has avoided us thus far....But thankful to get out for a bit anyways. Beautiful December day! Happy flying my friends! (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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LD JeffriesPerfect description of me and Kelly!1 week ago   ·  13

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If you could possibly share this with other pilots and fly into Jekyll on Friday it would help. Thanks, Kathy Hegenberger SC RAF Liaison ... See MoreSee Less

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