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Best Summer Flying Photo Contest Winner is …… Bailey Billen

Best Summer Flying Photo Contest Winner is …… Bailey Billen

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures to our summer photo contest. I received some awesome entries! They were good but the hands-down winner of our LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Best Summer Flying Photo Contest” is….. Bailey Billen! You can see Bailey exit... Read More »

Debbie Cheney     (California)

Debbie Cheney (California)

Debbie Cheney is based at KRIR, Flabob Airport, Riverside, California. First date with my now husband 35 years ago was watching him do touch and goes after getting his ticket. After buying our Cessna 180, I too fell in love with flying. I received my license in 2009 and boug... 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!

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MO9 Kingsley Airfield

MO9 Kingsley Airfield

I stopped at a little airfield yesterday I recommend every pilot add to their ‘Must Fly’ list, MO9, Kingsley Airfield. It was an awesome visit on every level; grass, restaurant, good food, great people and hangars stuffed with great airplanes. Thank you to Sarah Ellerman Dickerson for in... Read More »

Me? Fly a Lear 45 Sim? You bet!

Me? Fly a Lear 45 Sim? You bet!

I am cramming more than is humanly possible into this short little impromptu adventure I’m on. I mean, really, how is it even possible that I get an invitation to fly a Lear 45 sim while I’m in Wichita?! I don’t know the answer but I do know that Jerry Griggs, the director of stand... Read More »

City of Surprises: Wichita

City of Surprises: Wichita

I’m having a blast on my solo flying adventure. On this spur of the moment trip I forced myself to not plan anything – nada – nothing! For once I wanted to keep all my options open and just see what happens. In real life I’m the queen of structure and organization and if I ne... Read More »

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Danielle Rentsch     (Switzerland)

Danielle Rentsch (Switzerland)

Danielle Rentsch is based at FYOM, Omaruru, Namibia and Switzerland. I have a wonderful Travel Air 4000 from 1929. The Travel Air home is Namibia, wonderful country to fly. I started Taildragger flying on a Super Cub and I am still in love with those airplanes. A lot of my hours took place in a Supe... Read More »

Gone flying!

Gone flying!

I need to fly somewhere….anywhere…. really bad. I’ve been playing with the idea of a solo cross-country for a while just waiting for the right time to happen. Right now, my Rans S7 is fueled up, windows cleaned and packed with my stuff. I will soon be on my way! So where am I going... Read More »

Heidi Stoeppler, “Flying my Taylorcraft”

Heidi Stoeppler, “Flying my Taylorcraft”

Thanks to Heidi Stoeppler for sending in some great summer flying shots and a description of the fun she’s having in her Taylorcraft. Keep it up Heidi, you’re an inspiration! I flew out to Hot Springs, SD from Fort Benton, MT to start my shift loading SEATs for the summer. That was an ad... Read More »

Flying Gif’s NOT to be Missed!

Flying Gif’s NOT to be Missed!

Just for you, my personal stash of favorite animated gifs!   Read More »

Wings Over Savannah Tennessee Fly-in, October 3, 2015

Wings Over Savannah Tennessee Fly-in, October 3, 2015

Savannah, Tennessee Fly-in & Open House Ladies, we have a special invitation from Montill Warren, the hostess with the mostess, airport manager extraordinaire and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Taildragger ladies — and gentlemen, fly your taildraggers to KSNH for some sou... Read More »

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Joe Stanley shared Fly/In Cruise/In - Marion, Indiana's post to the group: Ladies Love Taildraggers.

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Have you ever wanted to fly in a Warbird? Now is your opportunity at the 25th Anniversary Fly/In Cruise/In. Owner & Pilot Nathan Davis, along with Pilot Laura Stants will be offering rides in this historic airplane. Rides are $200 per person. The North American T-6 Texan is a single engine fighter trainer aircraft that was used to train US, Canadian and British forces during World War II and through the 1950s. The T-6 is known by a variety of designations - the AT-6 (USAF), the SNJ (USN), and is most commonly known as the Harvard outside the United States. Our aircraft is an AT-6D. More than 17,000 T-6 airframes of various designations were produced. Today there are still more than 350 in airworthy condition. The T-6 was known as the "pilot maker" for its role in preparing Allied pilots for combat. It is an excellent trainer, possessing the handling characteristics of fighter and the capacity for full aerobatic maneuvering. In World War II, pilots logged considerable hours in the T-6 before moving up to the faster P-51 Mustang. Even now, insurance companies require significant time in a T-6 before agreeing to insure a pilot for the P-51. Our T-6 is owned by Nathan Davis and operated by the Warbird Training Center based out of Kokomo, Indiana. #35 is a tribute to the 325th Fighter Group called the "The Checkertail Clan". Please click on: youtu.be/-Sa0eJxF35k

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Gerry MarcilBeautiful!!!!!!

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Debbie BakerIs that a tri tail Bellanca in the back?

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Jamie Boyer-MilcarekIt's beautiful!! It needs to fly. =D

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Clutch CargoUp and atom!

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Scott SewellIs that a CSO?

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Amber PhillipsHi Jill, It's been taken care of for many years and stored. We are coming in and doing the annual. Little more maintenance as it hasn't flown for a bit.

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Rex Coxgreat pictures..best wishes gettin plane skyward...

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Chris BlackBeautiful ladies

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Carole Krieghoff ScottBeautiful!

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OH WOW! FlyIns.com website calendar view of all Fly-ins for you to L@@K over!
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Okay...this was just awesome today! Formation RV-4's on a breakfast run to KWLW...2 ladies! ... See MoreSee Less

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Audrey Willa YoungAwesome ladies!!

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Jim RiceLove the looks of the three blade prop. How does it compare to a 2 blade? I have a wood two blade Props, zinc 68x67".

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Jim RiceLooks familiar. :)

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Jeanette HibpshmanJim, love the Catto 3-blade! We had an Amar Demuth 2-blade wood on when we bought it. Catto climbs as well and cruises better!

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Bill Tracy posted in Ladies Love Taildraggers — with Vanessa Jump Nelson and Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark740570643">Yvette Tracy at Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharon TinklerRussell Williams is tBrying to get from Seattle to Blacksburg by way of Bend OR, Boise, Logan UT, and possible Wyoming in a highly polished Ryan OCW (radial, 2 seat low wing). If you see him say Hi. He's on the lookout for a couple of supercuts )

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Kathy Johnson DavisTell Bob hello from us! (He was the Oregon dealer for CubCrafters)

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Bill TracyWe met Bob but he didn't mention that he was a Cub Crafters dealer

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Cathy White PageVery cool, I know everyone in this pic......too bad for me I'm not there as well.

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Vanessa Jump NelsonIt was so cool to see them there at Twin Oaks in person. Oh, and their pilots were nice, too!

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John Theuncle Grahamat least a few OBP folks get around!

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Thanks, Tammy, for including me. But I've only got about 10 hours in a Piper Cub -- not really enough to qualify for this group! Thanks, tho -- I am honored! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tammy CotnerGood enough Lonni! Your heart is there! Corey is part of this group, and his 'qualification' is "Has a Mom who loves taildraggers!" :-)

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Scott SewellThat's 10 more than hours than most pilots have. Just keep flying.

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Tammy CotnerI would love to see members of this group join up with my Citabria-Decathlon-Scout ~ Pilots-Owners-Enthusiasts group.... note the word 'enthusiast'...regardless of what they fly or wish to fly!

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Debbie BakerWelcome Lonnie. 10 hours in Piper Cub, heck, your ready to solo!

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Jim DensmoreYeah I'm not even a lady and I'm a member of this August group. My qualification is "my Mom learned to fly power in my Cessna 180". (She was already a glider pilot.)

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Lonni SteeleWell, Debbie, I actually did solo the Cub. And now that I think about it, I also had a few hours in a C-170. But most of my 5,000+ hours were spent in ticycle gear -- which is where I am still most comfortable! I've never flown gliders, Jim! Sounds like fun, tho!

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Rex CoxLonni dont be disappointed,u have flying interest thats all ya need..

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Jan SquillaceI don't think there is a hours requirement. 😁

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Tammy CotnerFYI Lonni was one of my gs instructors at TWA....specializing in regs :) she made a tedious subject fun and easy (well relatively speaking)... so even if she had 0 tw time, we'd let her in!! ;-)

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Debbie BakerInterest in aviation is the main idea, flying an airplane, learning or many hours a huge plus owning an airplane is the top of the cake

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Judy Birchler's spontaneous trip has inspired me. I want to head out for a short 2 or 3 day trip sometime this fall in the 120 while the weather is still good. Jim may be along if he can get away from work, or it may just be me out exploring. Leaving from Kansas City area. Where are some great places to check out? Looking for ideas, I've got plenty of my own but I am constantly hearing about new places such as MO9 yesterday, which is only 1hr15min flight from home and I'd never heard of it before this past spring. I work every Saturday this fall, so unfortunately any organized gatherings in the next 8 weeks are out. May depart on a Sunday to give myself as much time as possible in case of wx delays, since I obviously have to be back by the next Saturday no matter what. I'll be in a Cessna 120 so runways need to stay at 2000' or longer especially if Jim is along :), although turf is fine as long as it's small-tire friendly. Haven't decided if I will camp or stay in hotels.

I've wanted to do this for some time and now is the time. Give me some ideas!!! Right now my only thought is to go southeast to Sikeston and hit Lambert's (it's been years), then bum around in that general area northward to Louisville, KY to say hi to family and back home in a roundabout way. But I'm not opposed to heading other directions. Thanks for any ideas! Post here or message me!!

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Anne Scheer WrightI'm inspired too! I've wanted to see the Apostle Islands (northern WI) for a long time - might just head up that way soon.

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Sharon TinklerCheck out Tullahoma! 2 concrete surface and 2 grass surface runways. Beechcraft museum. Jack Daniels tour. Good barbeque. And free lodging and tiedown at my house :)

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonSharon Tinkler I may consider adding that one in!

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Dan WilkinsStay in hotels...less to haul. There are lots of friendly places.

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Bill TracyThink fall colors. Plan your trip around a scenic photo opportunity flight.

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonGood idea Bill! I've already marked the chunks of days on my calendar this fall in which this trip would work out.

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Bill TracyOhio Amish country is nice. Smoky mountains is nice

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Jodie JohnsonI love MO9. If you go, ask if the owner, Kiman Kingsley is around. He is a character and has really built up a wonderful spot. usually a band playing on saturday eve

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonJodie Johnson, I was just there yesterday with Judy Birchler! Great place!

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Jodie JohnsonI was there Saturday!, glad word is getting around about it.

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Bill TracyIf you camp that an extra $100 a day gas money. Take a jar of peanut butter and a sack of tortillas and you can save another $50 a day. With all the money you save that's like flying for free. And before you ask why tortillas, well a loaf of bread will end up flat anyway. And if you are really pressed for space you can just sit on them

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonI was doing some sectional scouring today and the desire to camp really hit me (I LOVE camping). However, I've never camped by myself. One airport I found was pretty remote - adjacent to a state park. There is a camping area at the airport. Reviews said other than early summer it's like a ghost town. I was all excited about camping - until I thought about being in an area like that, by myself, in a tent. I'm totally cool surrounded by others (for instance, Blakesburg, OSH, etc) but...hmm.

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonI'm a very independent, adventure-seeking type, and for some reason the safety factor of camping alone didn't cross my mind until now!

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Bill TracyIf you camp on the airport under the wing most airports are so dead that no one will even know you are there. Of course you could always take Jim along to protect you

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Bill TracyOr take Barry along. He would weigh less and eat less

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonIf Jim can get away from work (I have to go during the week!) then I'd love to have him along! It may very well just be me though. He's joined me on an awful lot of adventures lately! :)

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Dan Wilkinsgo to Skyvector.com and right click on airports to see the info and a good aerial photo

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonDan, wasted entirely too much time on skyvector this afternoon. :) I need to get work done! ;)

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonI'll be there Thurs-Fri, weather permitting.

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Jim DensmoreWed-Mon hopefully, look for the blue and white '56 C180.

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Kaitlin MrozAhh I won't be able to head until Friday with work unfortunately

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Ben TaylorI'll be there from now until retirement and beyond

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Don KielGona bring the Warbird down there, Wed.-Thru Sat. Afternoon www.warbirddon.com

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Jill Wood TallmanI tentatively am going! Friday-Sunday.

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Kaitlin MrozJill where are you based?

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Hello , would like to invite you again to are annual Kamikaze FLY-IN ,
Sept 26th ,27th , Come enjoy a good ole Southern Fly-IN, Camping good food Live music Saturday night, Be sure to bring your camping gear plenty of room for that , looking forward to seeing you there !!! Arkavalley Airpark , Check it out in Fly ins .com are EAA Greenbrier AR 72058
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Thomas Michael EdmondsonAll welcome or closed invite? 1953 piper Tripacer from KC MO

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Sarah Ellerman DickersonAh. Too bad I'm working/traveling that weekend! I'd be all over this.

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Kimberly BeasleyOh well send your friends , we love to see new and old birds !!

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