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Tanner Lenart     (Utah)

Tanner Lenart (Utah)

Tanner Lenart is based at KSLC, Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah. I have about 300 hours. I just received my taildragger endorsement in a lovely Husky. I fly a Mooney most often. Read More »

A First Solo Cross-country Not To Be Forgotten

A First Solo Cross-country Not To Be Forgotten

This little story from Ronald OConner is too good not to share and seems kinda timely given his cool pumpkin paint scheme. If you like great flying stories that involve confident, self-assured, strong willed women pilots, you’re going to love this one. Copied from my F... 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
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’m admiring airplane... 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’s a tshirt color we must... Read More »

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 »

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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 »

Wings Over Savannah Fly-in, KSNH

Wings Over Savannah Fly-in, KSNH

My favorite airport manager, Montill Warren from Savannah, Tennessee sent us all a special fly-in invitation. Put October 4 on your calendar if you’re in the area. We KNOW Montill can throw one heck of a fly-in. She hosted 2 fantastic LLT fly-ins and I’m sure her “Wings Over Savann... Read More »

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 »

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Grab your tent, shine your prop, and take to the skies. Come and join the weekend of fun at Lee Bottom Flying Field (64I). Designed to be an event for pilots, there is no schedule - really. There is no airshow. It's just a time to come and hang out with your friends. "It's the most nothing you'll ever do." All proceeds keep this little country airport operating for current and future generations to enjoy. Did you know that it is a public use airport that doesn't use your tax dollars to keep it operating? Yes, that's right. It is your support of events such as these that keeps the grass green at Lee Bottom for all to enjoy.
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Judy BirchlerGreat artwork Ginger. I love the poster!3 days ago
Ginger Gordon DavidsonThanks Judy...3 days ago

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Hope to see everyone!
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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Judy BirchlerGreat to hear Susan! Are you hooked yet? Nice menu cover!5 days ago
Susan StewartIt was fun and I would love to have another lesson!5 days ago
Anne Scheer WrightBe very careful...soaring is addictive!5 days 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!5 days 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??? :-)6 days ago   ·  1
Deni WhitsittThey are way fun!!!6 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.6 days ago   ·  3
Deni WhitsittIt will happen!!!! Right rudder!!!!! Enjoy the practice!!!6 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.6 days ago   ·  2
Bob BarronVideo tip, get a neutral density filter, it will get rid of that prop artifact problem. Great video :)5 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 WellsCool1 week ago
Jessica Eve LoLooking good!1 week ago
Lindsay Petretrue that! most of the newer airplanes are white. think i'll paint mine black and pink. ;-)1 week ago   ·  3
Carri HoaglandWay to bland. I need to get my blue Pitts there.1 week ago
Linda WintersNice pic!1 week 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!4 days ago   ·  1
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.4 days ago   ·  1
Linda WintersYes, Anne, our fly-in is this Saturday......it's always the 3rd Saturday in September (since 1996). I think Lee Bottom used to be on the last Saturday in September. I've been there many times and always see LOTS of AWESOME airplanes! You are welcome to stop in here on your way to Lee Bottom, if you are planning on making a weekend of it. We have a pitch-in lunch around noon, while just sitting around looking at and talking about airplanes. You are welcome to camp out Friday or Saturday night; but need to let me know in advance. An indoor bathroom with shower is available for campers. Also a fire pit and hot tub. We are small but very user-friendly :-)3 days ago   ·  1
Anne Scheer WrightIt's not working out for me to go anywhere this weekend. Darn.3 days 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

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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.1 week ago
Sharon TinklerYep. I am proud to call her my friend and I love her.1 week 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_Fort1 week 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 ;)1 week ago   ·  1
CloudDancer SezIncredible tale.1 week ago

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