LadiesLoveTaildraggers | For gals who LOVE the fun of flying taildraggers! LadiesLoveTaildraggers

How do they make their Spartans so shiny?

How do they make their Spartans so shiny?

If you’re like me and do not own a beautifully polished aluminum aircraft, you may wonder how they keep them so shiny. Of all the taildraggers that get my heart pounding, a perfectly polished, shiny C-140, C-195, Globe Swift, Ryan, or best yet, Spartan, will stop me in... Read More »

Sherry Hensley     (Tennessee)

Sherry Hensley (Tennessee)

Sherry Hensley is based at 04TN Hensley Airpark, Chuckey, Tennessee. My first plane ride was in a P-26 that my brother bought and learned to fly. I was 10 years old and hooked for life! We bought a J3 cub in 1982 and I have been flying it ever since. 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!

Lady tailwheel pilots around the world
Willa Young     (California)

Willa Young (California)

Willa Young is based at KMYV Yuba County Airport, Marysville, California.  I have been a 99 since 1994. Flown my 1953 Bonanza for 22 years and still do. As of May 2016 we became proud owners of a completely re-built 1946 Champ named “Snoopy”. I have 20 hours in her and have completely fa... Read More »

Lisa Williams     (Florida)

Lisa Williams (Florida)

Lisa Williams is based at KSGJ, Northeast Florida Regional Airport, St Augustine, Florida.  I am in the process of rebuilding a 1958 7EC Champ. I do not have my pilot certificate but plan on getting it in my husband’s Piper Pacer. We also have a 1929 KR 34 (Fairchild) biplane that we plan to r... Read More »

Engine out! Do not be a Stall Spin Statistic.

Engine out! Do not be a Stall Spin Statistic.

11 Hours ago I shared a post on Facebook by Dan Gryder. It was about a stall spin accident that happened 16 years ago today to a young man and 2 his passengers, friends of Dan Gryders. All perished in the accident. Could it have been avoided? Dan in the years since has gone to great lengths to deter... Read More »

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Elizabeth Reese

Elizabeth Reese

I love getting updates from our lady pilots. This one’s from Elizabeth Reese who is flying a 1941 Piper J4E with a C75. Keep it up Elizabeth!! I flew the Cub to Marble for the first time ever this weekend! Another bucket list item checked off! 😊       Read More »

Erika DeLong     (Minnesota)

Erika DeLong (Minnesota)

Erika DeLong is based at 25D, Forest Lake Airport, Forest Lake, Minnesota.  I have been flying taildraggers for approximately 20 years. I bought and restored my Aeronca 7AC Champ and have been flying it since 2001. It’s my favorite aircraft of the three that I own. I work so I can fly airplane... Read More »

Our Slow Dance Through the Sky

Our Slow Dance Through the Sky

It’s been a very interesting few days at the Triple Tree Fly-in in South Carolina. I arrived Triple Tree feeling on top-of-the-world, off for a fun few days with my buds Yvette & Bill Tracy in their Supercub – me in my Rans S7. We’d met up in Kentucky, topped off our tanks and ... Read More »

Thursday at Triple Tree, SC Fly-in

Thursday at Triple Tree, SC Fly-in

People fly into Triple Tree because they like airplanes, but they stay because they like the people even more. Hope to see many more lady taildragger pilots on Friday. 5:00 p.m. on the Terrace, same place as dinner. It’s our LadiesLoveTaildraggers meet & greet event. If you’re here, ... Read More »

Through the Mountain Pass to Triple Tree!

Through the Mountain Pass to Triple Tree!

Today was surely one of my most adventurous flying days this summer. We were a flight of two, a Supercub and a Rans S7 heading to the famous Triple Tree South Carolina Fly-in. Bill and Yvette Tracy in their Supercub, with giant Alaskan bush wheels, and me in my Rans S7 with sad by comparison 800R... Read More »

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Today is "girls in aviation" day. Shout out to my own little tail dragger aviator Sierra Lund. So proud of what she is accomplishing even after her minor set back. She will be knocking out those cross countries soon! This time in the Cirabria✈️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Shanna RhodesAwesome!! Watching Sierra's progress!!!! 👍👍👍❤️✈️

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Stacy Smith shared Plane & Pilot Magazine's photo to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.

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Don’t forget—it’s Girls In Aviation Day! Look up a WAI chapter near you to see what’s going on. wai.org/participating-chapters

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I think the logbook entries I'm going to cherish the most are the ones where my sensei notes that we were practicing wheel landings in crosswinds and 18 knot gusts. Crazy day, but I learned a lot. ... See MoreSee Less

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Scott SewellThat will make you a taildragger pilot for sure.

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Leanne PowersYup, hope so!

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Mary BuildThere will come a day when you will be extremely happy your instructor has done such a good job! Anyone missing good tailwheel training in the wind will regret it. Have fun. It will always stay challenging.

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I can't believe it's T-minus two days till the M91 Pasta Lunch and Food Drive Fly-In!

We hope you can come join us here in beautiful Springfield, Tennessee on Saturday 9/24. It's going to be a great time for a wonderful cause!
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Judy BirchlerChristy Lichtenstein and her 1946 Cessna 140.

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Scott SewellNice looking 140. I like the paint job.

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Lynn ODonnellWow. Beautiful and fun to fly!

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Gary BakewellGOR-jus!

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Jeff Bucky PraterLady's get me up to date--C-140 has flaps- 120 does not.

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Scott SewellI am not lady, but that is correct. Plus they built the 140A which had a metal wing and single wing strut, and outboard of flap the wing tapered. Same basic wing as the early 150.

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Robin HadfieldNice 140!

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Robert KuhnHoly 140 Batman !

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Jeff Bucky PraterWell Scott Sewell- how many clicks- degress of flaps down on a C-140- I liked the old C-180 that gal was 60 plus CFII and could nail it on our 1500ft grass MTN Strip. 4 clicks 40 degrees. Prater Fly Inn is gone. MC1810E Son to 82087 Dad R.I.P.

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Scott SewellI think the early ones had at least 45° of travel. And were manual operated with a johnson bar between the seats. About 1966 they went to electric flaps and decreased the travel.

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Jason BurtonThat is a beautiful 140!

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Rich DuggerMy 66 172 still had 40 degrees but are electric. My '68 150 had 40 degrees, electric also.

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Luann ChappellWhat a gorgeous little plane! Seriously jealous!

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Arthur BurnettNice plane. I"ve spent a lot of time in these.

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Dave WallLove the sneakers!

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W Jean BeyeMowing the strip?

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Karen WilliamsHmmmmmm

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Claudia MauroThere are easier ways to mow the airstrip, though that was thoughtful of you

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Claudia MauroThe Jepps were probably way out of date about grass height.

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Aileen MarieThey always say the grass is greener!!

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My name is Susan King and I live in Gainesville, Florida. My plane – a 1945 Piper L-4 Grasshopper - presently lives at the Gainesville Regional Airport.

It is great to be a part of this group and I look forward to seeing the photos of your beautiful aircraft and reading about your flying adventures.
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Gayla MaasWelcome to the group!

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Shari WilliamsWelcome!!!

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Audrey Willa YoungBeautiful plane and welcome!

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Dan GryderCool plane!

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Julia KirchenbauerGreat looking airplane! Welcome!

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Robin Hadfieldohhh, I like your plane!!!

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Lindsay Petrei got my the endorsement in this one. they must be brothers!

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Arthur BurnettBeautiful Plane

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Gayla MaasYou're going to love this group, Susan!

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Gary BakewellHIYA Susan. WELCOME! Good peeps here. (From one'a 'da BOYZ!)

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Susan KingThis is going to be fun!

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Carri HoaglandWelcome aboard Susan. This a good group of crazy tailwheel flying ladies.

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Debbie BakerWelcome Susan.

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Jessica MendezBeautiful! I use to fly an older gentleman to fly-ins in his L-4!!

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Meredith Tcherniavsky HolladayHi Susan! We own a CubCrafters Sport Cub at Craig Airport, not too far from you. Stop by and see us sometime!

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Gail Stillings BurchHello Susan King I live in ormond beach and fly a 1946 Luscombe. When I get back home this winter lets meet up for breakfast or lunch.

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Judy BirchlerSusan King, welcome to LadiesLoveTaildraggers - love your L-4! Please take a moment to fill out the short registration on the LLT website to complete your registration. You'll the be listed as a member and will receive updates on meetups and our flyin(s). Thanks much. www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com/register-2/

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Scott SewellGreat looking L-4. Have fun and fly safe.

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Anne Scheer WrightWelcome, Susan!

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Lynn ODonnellI fly a Stinson from Spruce Creek near Daytona. Come on by

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Judy McCarthyWelcome! Beautiful plane!

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1940 TAYLORCRAFT Ladies wanting to drag a tail here is a plane for you it's light sport first of and does have a starter so no hand propping also an alternator to keep the battery charged the engine and all accessories have 65 hr total time 1935 hr left to tbo grove disk brakes 26 in bush wheels and AK bush 3200 tail wheel Mikro VG'S 4 point seat belts and a lot more my wife flew it to Blakesburg last fall asking $28500.00 931 306 9484 ... See MoreSee Less

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Gail Stillings BurchWhere is she located chuck

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Chuck AvonKGHM Centerville TN

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Michelle AgeeBeautiful!

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Ateyo SyaksyukWe brought the fuselage to Niri's Manu Sina to Centerville in the 90's. (have no idea which year) We set it up in a friend's yard and stopped lots of traffic. Literally!

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Chuck AvonWish one of you ladies would buy my tcraft and give it a good home.

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Ateyo SyaksyukShy of hitting the lottery, I'm afraid we really can't afford another 1940 T-Craft, Chuck. But you have further inspired Niri to put plexi into her lower door panels when we recover her Tcraft. We really like it! Does yours have the canvas-sling seat?

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Niri TawäI thought that all the 1940's had the Large Tach Panels

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Chuck Avonthe only part of this plane that is 1940 is the data tag.

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Lori HusterHi Chuck Avon is your Taylorcraft still for sale?

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Sherry J. Hensleyhere ya go, Dave Ross - happy anniversary !

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Chuck AvonIt is tenatively sold have a deposit will know Friday for sure.

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