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What you need to know: LLT Texas Fly-in

What you need to know: LLT Texas Fly-in

What you need to know if you’re coming to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in at KSLR Whatever the weather gods bring on, the fly-in’s still on May 29 – 31 and early arrivals are still welcome Thursday, May 28. Get there if you can. The Dallas/Sulphur S... Read More »

To: Ladies looking for a taildragger flying job

To: Ladies looking for a taildragger flying job

 Message on the Facebook LadiesLoveTaildraggers Group Tamara Latimer Griffith,‎  Ladies Love Taildraggers “Passing along – anyone with tailwheel experience, looking for that pilot job. There is an opening in Midland Texas with KCSI. 800TT. They use Citabrias.  I&... 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!



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.  

2015 Texas Fly-in Details & Registration

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
Hashtag #LLTFlyin

Hashtag #LLTFlyin

Announcing the Social Media Hashtag for the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Flyin! We’re going to be using hashtag #LLTFlyin at Sulphur Springs and encourage you to Tweet the same. How to use hashtags Lesson: Simply put, a #hashtag is a method of organization for social media. The “pound si... Read More »

Jill Manka     (Florida)

Jill Manka (Florida)

Jill Manka is based at KGIF, Winter Haven’s Gilbert Airport, Winter Haven, Florida. Greetings All! My name is Jill Manka. Before 2006, I thought the only use for an airplane was to take me from one meeting to another. Most of my life was spent in airports and on big airliners as a passenger. I... Read More »

Lupita A. Wisener     (Texas)

Lupita A. Wisener (Texas)

Lupita A. Wisener is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. I began managing Mineola-Wisener Airport 2 years ago and began learning about aviation and the rich history of the airport which was established on July 4, 1917 by the U.S. Army Signal Corp. I have been offered rides i... Read More »


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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Warning! Don’t Go Hungry at the LLT Texas Fly-in!

Warning! Don’t Go Hungry at the LLT Texas Fly-in!

LadiesLoveTaildraggers Flyin Info & Registration If you’re already registered you’re done – good job!!! Read More »

Alaine Olthafer-Lange     (Wisconsin)

Alaine Olthafer-Lange (Wisconsin)

Alaine Olthafer-Lange is based at KPVB, Platteville Municipal Airport, Platteville, Wisconsin. I attended Minnesota State University Mankato for a bachelors of science in aviation. Worked at Pilatus based in Broomfield, Colorado as a project manager, and about three years ago moved back to my hometo... Read More »

Laura Noel      (Colorado)

Laura Noel (Colorado)

Laura Noel is based at 7CO0, Parkland Airport, Erie, Colorado. I’m an avid general aviation pilot and always wanted to learn to fly a taildragger but didn’t have access to one. Last Spring a shiny Luscombe 8F became available and spurred me to find a place to learn. I found a flight scho... Read More »

Rohaise Firth-Butterfield      (Texas)

Rohaise Firth-Butterfield (Texas)

Rohaise Firth-Butterfield is based at KILE, Skylark Field Airport, Killeen, Texas. Hi! I’m 19 years old, and a college student studying aviation. I have my private and instrument, which I got in Cessna 152s and Piper Archers. I love all flying and most of it has been in nose wheels. However my... Read More »

Brittney Miculka     (Texas)

Brittney Miculka (Texas)

Brittney Miculka is based at KHYI, San Marcos Municipal Airport, San Marcos, Texas. I have always wanted to be a pilot, even without any flying family members. Thanks to student loans, I was able to earn most of my pilot ratings at the University of Illinois at KCMI. I’m a single and multi-eng... Read More »

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When you think you've landed at an exciting airport. OMG! Watch what these young pilots are doing to get hours!!!!

Future LLT Fly-in Places to consider wink wink (haha).
I'm there! Just let me bring extra underwear after landings (wink wink)
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Worst Place to be a Pilot is a documentary series which follows the lives of the young British pilots who work for Indonesian airline Susi Air. They fly plan...

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What do you call your airplane? Mine is Fifi (short for Fifinella) in honor of the WASPs. Here we are over Hawks Nest, TN in 2013. Valerie Thal-Slocum and Jimbob Slocum's place. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tamara Latimer GriffithWe have named Mama Fox and another Little Blue, and one of the Gift Academy for ladies is called Romeo!11 hours ago   ·  2
Anne Scheer WrightMonkey Business!11 hours ago   ·  4
Darcy GrovesJacqueline, for my deceased sister.10 hours ago   ·  2
Clive BeddallLemon Tart... short for Lemon Tartlette 1947 Aeronca Champ8 hours ago   ·  2
Steph ZwolinskiStella7 hours ago   ·  2
Carri HoaglandElso, but there is quite a story to it."7 hours ago   ·  1
Clive Beddall1942 Stearman - "Miss DeLish"7 hours ago   ·  2
Lindsay Petremine's ruby, we're both red heads. when i get my pitts it will be wild card, that's what my cfi called me (and still does) ;-)6 hours ago   ·  2
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June 27-28 Greenwood, there

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Sharon TinklerI'm wearing mine all week in case any #LLTFlyin folks need to drop in to Tullahoma airport in TN (KTHA)2 days ago
Judy BirchlerAwesome!2 days ago
Judy BirchlerCan't get that attire just any where nor can you look that good with out it....2 days ago   ·  1
Kelly Poetzman JeffriesMaybe we should start making LLT rain ponchos!☔️19 hours ago   ·  1

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Judy and I are going to start doing the rain dance, well to be exact, "The No Rain Dance". Looking forward to seeing all you ladies on the 28th. (Don't peek in my windows as I may be doing the dance with nothing but a smile on:) ... See MoreSee Less

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Passing along anyone with tailwheel experience, looking for that pilot job. There is an opening in Midland Texas with KCSI. 800TT. They use Citabrias.
I'd love to see a lady take the front seat with all the ladies we try to send that way as observers!
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Judy BirchlerThank you so much for posting this Tamara Latimer Griffith. I copied it to the LLT website too. What a great opportunity for someone. Please let me know if a woman gets the job.3 days ago   ·  2
Heather JayLaura.....How can I forget Midland!? We had steak and burgers delivered! YUM!2 days ago   ·  2

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Coolest freaking thing happened today.

I was at a Chinese restaurant in castleton and this little 12 year old girl was telling her mom how she wanted to be a pilot.
Well I was a bit of a nosy bugger and started talking to her. That young lady is now the proud owner of the airplane flying handbook and a visual flight maneuver handbook.

I was working on my ground study stuff. Her mom and her where both floored and I hope that she keeps up and follows her dreams.
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Brian LansburghYou did a very nice thing.4 days ago   ·  3
Ruthie WellsEh I am just happy that I could encourage a young lady heaven knows teens these days need all they can get4 days ago   ·  3
Judy Birchleryou have the biggest heart Ruthie. You would give your last dollar to help someone, and if airplanes were involved, your last cent. Got your message and was sorry lunch didn't work out for us today but I can see you were right where you needed to be.4 days ago   ·  1
Ruthie WellsWho knows maybe I will see her around the airport4 days ago
Ruthie WellsShe is 12 so I got 4 years to get my cfi4 days ago   ·  2
Steven C. DevineJust awesome!4 days ago
Anne Scheer WrightGood job, Ruthie!4 days ago
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David EarlGood for you!4 days ago
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Ira BoursteinThat was a classy move.3 days ago

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Lisa MartinI went ahead and have my first logbook entered. I think it, free app 'MyFlightbook', will be really nice. Specially when I need to fill out an iacra or insurance forms (with all the obscure data they both want).1 week ago
John Peter ChmielI've used it 3 years now and love it. I highly recommend it.1 week ago   ·  1
Stefanie SpencerMy husband and i have used it for a few years and really like it. I even donate to them for the extra backups.1 week ago   ·  1
Lisa MartinThank you! It's nice to hear from people who have been using it for awhile. My husband has near 20k hours in traditional logs. That would be a terrible project, but it sure would be nice to have all that information at the touch of a button.1 week ago   ·  1
Lisa fills out an 8710 for me. This is the greatest invention ever! The only thing I haven't been able to find, so far, is Interstate Aircraft (I just used Arctic Tern) and Checkride for glider.1 week ago   ·  1
John Peter ChmielJust email the administrator and they will make those updates for you.1 week ago   ·  2
Joe AbrahamsonThanks for this post, did not know about the program and will give it a try!4 days ago   ·  1
Lisa MartinFor the price of a $100 hamburger: 1. Donation to MyFlightbook in appreciation of their free program (and for online back up so I don't have to worry about loosing all that work). 2. Paid for membership. 3. Bought raffle ticket for Dakota Territory Air Museum's J3 cub (didn't win Sporty's RV).4 days ago   ·  2

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