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Kathryn Bost     (Illinois)

Kathryn Bost (Illinois)

Kathryn Bost is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois. Hello to all! I am a C77 (Poplar Grove) native. I am an FO for Skywest airlines and a CFI. I love vintage airplanes! I am a 99’s member and a third generation tail wheel and airline pilot! My mom was an FO a... Read More »

Jessica Erin Thacker     (Illinois)

Jessica Erin Thacker (Illinois)

Jessica Erin Thacker is based at 11LL, Thacker Airport, Chenoa, Illinois. I have grown up in a world of aviation! My dad flies for United as a 777 captain. He and I are coworkers as I am a flight attendant for United. My family also flies for recreation at home. My dad was m... Read More »

It’s time to Register for the LadiesLoveTaildraggers National Fly-in! Sept 7 – 10 we’ll converge on the C77, Poplar Grove (Illinois) Airport for a whole lot of FUN and a whole lot of FLYING. It’s a guaranteed good time but pre-registration is required. Click for all the sweet details.

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To encourage women everywhere to have fun flying taildraggers!

This blog isn’t about sitting on the ground dreaming about flying. It’s about empowering women to live their dream of flying a taildragger – just for the fun of it! We introduce ladies to aviation and encourage women to join the wonderful world of conventional gear aircraft. Ladies, membership is free. Please join us!

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Meet Wally!!

Meet Wally!!

What do you do when you’ve had an airplane for sale on Barnstormers for a long time and it doesn’t sell? You trade it! In Indiana, when you trade airplanes of equal value, there’s no sales tax. Find the right person, the right airplane, and it’s an easy swap; a little paperwo... Read More »

UPDATE: LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in

UPDATE: LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in

The planning committee for our September LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Illinois Fly-in met bright and early this morning. Six ladies at C77, along with me remotely in Indy, charged through Kelly Jeffries’ action packed agenda. We’re hyped and getting ready for the best-yet LLT fly-... Read More »

Ladies Love Taildraggers ‘Must Attend’ list, AirVenture 2017

Ladies Love Taildraggers ‘Must Attend’ list, AirVenture 2017

AirVenture (OSH) is the one place on earth you’re sure to run into oodles of lady taildragger pilots. That single fact makes it my #2 fly-in destination every year. Come-on now, you know my #1 fly-in destination every year is the LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ annual fly-in! If you’re a l... Read More »

EAA Sport Aviation Magazine’s June Article ‘Ann Pellegreno – Flying The Earhart Trail’

EAA Sport Aviation Magazine’s June Article ‘Ann Pellegreno – Flying The Earhart Trail’

2017, the 50th Anniversary of Ann Pellegreno’s historic Earhart Trail World-Flight, is bringing renewed attention to Ann and her successful flight. In commemoration, EAA Sport Aviation Magazine’s June issue features an excellent article by Jim Busha, “Around the World in 30 Minutes... Read More »

Bethany Root     (Kansas)

Bethany Root (Kansas)

Bethany Root is based at K59, Amelia Earhart Airport, Atchison, Kansas. Having an opportunity to fly in a Stearman for my first flight led me to the career and opportunities I have toady. As the new manager of the Amelia Earhart Airport and co-owner of McElwain Sprayers, as well as an aerial applica... Read More »

Lady Taildragger Pilot/Rans S-20 Homebuilder, 1st Test Flight

Lady Taildragger Pilot/Rans S-20 Homebuilder, 1st Test Flight

Lady Taildragger Pilots Rock! Not everyone has the skill or motivation to build their own aircraft, let alone fly it when it’s a taildragger. Livia from Tullahoma, Tennessee is the exception. She flew her newly completed Rans Design S-20 on its maiden test flight June 9, 2017, a success on eve... Read More »

Kathryn Brenner Finally Gets To FLY!

Kathryn Brenner Finally Gets To FLY!

Sometimes the stars align and childhood dreams really do come true. Occasionally someone who deserves a break actually gets that chance of a lifetime. I met 17 year old, high school senior Kathryn Brenner yesterday, as planned and right on schedule at the Denny’s Restaurant in Lebanon, Indiana... Read More »

Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23

Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23

Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23 celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Piper J-3 Cub Ladies Love Taildraggers’ member Jessica Voruda is one of the organizers for the 2nd Cubs 2 Oshkosh event kicking off in Hartford, Wisconsin (KHXF) immediately before AirVenture in Oshkosh... Read More »

Cathy Babis     (Missouri)

Cathy Babis (Missouri)

Cathy Babis is based at H49, Sackman Field Airport, Columbia, Illinois. I soloed in 1970. Private Pilot in 1971. All the others earned by 1979; Commercial ASEL/MEL/Instrument, CFI ASEL/MEL/II Gold Seal – expired, Air Traffic Control Tower Operator.  I was in the Army as ATC and lived in German... Read More »

Our Ladies had a BLAST flying today!

Our Ladies had a BLAST flying today!

Lady taildragger pilots are the coolest, most adventurous, downright awesome pilots on the planet. This is the first weekend of June 2017, weeks before summer officially kicks off, and our ladies are out there doing their thing. Here’s a tiny sample of the FUN that awaits ladies who fly tailwh... Read More »

 

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Scott SewellI soloed in a new Champ back in 1972. Fun little airplane.

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Hey gals! This could be a lot of fun, and about the right time of year to be in that region. Maybe a good place for a meet up?
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RAF Trail - Swank Field, OH

September 1, 2017, 9:00am

Butler, OH

Join OH State Liaison, Freeman Swank, at his "Field of Dreams"! This event is part of the 2017 RAF Trail! theraf.org/sites/default/files/RAF%20Trail3.3.17.pdf Tent camping on site, full hookups available at nearby campground at end of runway, Restaurants within walking distance. 18 mile bike trail entrance on site, river walking trails and water sports next to runway. This event is the same weekend as Ohio Gold Prospectors Ohio Gold Rush..free prospecting. Daily flyouts to various events, Lake Erie Islands, Ohio Amish country, pancake breakfasts. Motels and Bread and Breakfasts near by.

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Deni WhitsittWell, I need some new shoes...:)😁

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Erissa Yong-WilsonBig shoes too 💕😍

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This one is new to me! I have a lady student who just came back to me for her final steps for Private Check ride. She got married since I last flew with her, so both her medical and Knowledge test have her maiden name. Can the FSDO visit take care of both of these problems. Any advice will help. We really want to do the check ride in two weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gayla MaasBrandon Hale Do you remember what was said at the CFI seminar?

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Brandon HaleYes but it has to be a FSDO office and you have to make an appointment

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Emily DanielIf you call the FSDO office they can help you with this. My knowledge tests for my CFI had my maiden name on them. For the check ride, the examiner (from the FSDO) came early to complete the proper name change forms. We did a hard copy 8710 instead of IACRA, and it was no issue. My medical had my maiden name on it until about 3 months ago. 🙂 but usually you'll have to make an appointment and go into the FSDO office!

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Bill BlunkThank you all. I hope a FSDO visit will take care all of this. Emily Daniel the examiner did not care about the name on the Medical?

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Gayla MaasOnce it is all IACRA, nothing will be able to be taken care of in 2 weeks time, I'm afraid. The seminar I referred to was the issues CFIs are having with IACRA, and there seem to be plenty. They can almost all be dealt with, IF you know how, and IF you have plenty of time.

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Bill BlunkHer Knowledge test will expire July 31 2017.

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Sharon TinklerThese days many women are not changing their names. 😊

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Kathy HarknessI went through this exact scenario except the opposite way -- I got divorced between taking my written and my checkride. You will not be able to do her paperwork in IACRA -- you will have to send paper to OK City.

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