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LLT Fly-in Beneficiaries 

LLT Fly-in Beneficiaries 

I’m happy to report that attendees to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in raised a significant amount of money for some very special organizations: The LLT Poker Run raised $1300 for the OSCAR MIKE Foundation. Oscar Mike Foundation’s mission is to see all injured Veterans utilize their full potential and live rewarding and productive lives. The Saturday evening live auction raised over $3200 for... Read More »

Judy Birchler     (Indiana)

Judy Birchler (Indiana)

Thank you for visiting LadiesLoveTaildraggers. My name is Judy Birchler, founder and president of the LadiesLoveTaildraggers organization and web-host of LadiesLoveTaildraggers is a loosely bound group of dynamic women pilots drawn together by one shared love – flying conventional gear aircraft, a.k.a. taildraggers! LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ first post was... Read More »

Emelie Fox     (Michigan)

Emelie Fox (Michigan)

Emelie Fox is from Shelby, Michigan. I am currently a junior at Michigan State University where I am president of the Spartan Aviators organization. I also serve as membership outreach chair on Women in Aviation – Grand Rapids. I started flying with my grandfather in high school in his Taylorcraft. My first cross country, my grandfather and I flew his Taylorcraft to Venice, Florida over spri... Read More »

Christy Lesko       (Georgia)

Christy Lesko (Georgia)

Christy Lesko is based at KABY, Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, Albany, Georgia. I started out in maintenance as a crew chief on several different aircraft in both the Air Force and the Army. As a civilian I completed my A&P then IA and traveled extensively working on private jets & helicopters. I’m currently a QC Inspector at Thrush Aircraft (we build ag planes). I also like to ... Read More »

Jenn Kimball     (Florida)

Jenn Kimball (Florida)

Jenn Kimball is an ASEL pilot based at KBOW, Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, Florida. I started flying when I was 8 and accumulated lots of stick time in a Piper Arrow and a Cessna 140 regularly. Switched to gliders for a long time but didn’t take a checkride until I was 18 or 19 because I pursued music for a long while instead. I study mechanical engineering and I produce electronic and r... Read More »

Maria Perkins     (Texas)

Maria Perkins (Texas)

Maria Perkins is a student pilot based at 74TX, Fort Clark Springs Airport, Brackettville, Texas. I have been flying with my husband since we got married in 2009. We bought our Cessna 170B while we lived in Alaska, and I have been working towards my PPL since that time too. Between military assignments, deployments and having 2 children I have become a life long student pilot…until this year... Read More »

Tierra Bickford     (Wisconsin)

Tierra Bickford (Wisconsin)

Tierra Bickford is a Private, Commercial, Instrument and Multi-engine rated pilot based at KMKE, General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My father owns a C180 and got me addicted! He and I fly all over the country and up to Alaska in the summers. He’s a very good pilot and we enjoy flying together any chance we can. I fly E120’s out of MKE, but back country and ge... Read More »

Marlena Cromwell     (Oregon)

Marlena Cromwell (Oregon)

Marlena Cromwell is based at 6K5, Sisters Eagle Air Airport, Sisters, Oregon. I began building hours for my private pilot’s license this summer as a part of my Senior Project, a requirement for high school graduation. So far, I have been doing lessons in a Cessna 140 while also practicing my skills in an Aeronca Champ. The Champ is the first single-engine airplane that I flew in at the age o... Read More »

Simona Doxan     (Arizona)

Simona Doxan (Arizona)

Simona Doxan is based in Arizona and has flown out of E68 Estrella Sailport, AZ67 El Tiro Gliderport, A39 Ak-Chin Regional Airport and CHD Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. I started flying sailplanes when I was a teenager and become a glider pilot when I was 19. Tow planes are mostly taildraggers and flying with them made me fall in love. After adding a power rating to my pilot licen... Read More »

Jessica Vysoky      (Illinois)

Jessica Vysoky (Illinois)

Jessica Vysoky is based at KCPS, St Louis Downtown Airport, Cahokia/St Louis.  Jessica is a student pilot who would like to earn her tailwheel endorsement. I am a former flight attendant turned airplane junkie. I plan to fly for the airlines eventually but want to make awesome memories along the way! I would love to have a tailwheel endorsement and seaplane rating at some point. I want to fly to b... Read More »

Lauren Williams     (North Carolina)

Lauren Williams (North Carolina)

Lauren Williams is flies at KJQF Concord Regional Airport, KUZA Rock Hill, & 14A Lake Norman Airpark, North Carolina. I have loved aviation since I was 4 years old. I have flown in a few different regions of the US including California and North Carolina. I am working toward becoming an airline pilot. I love taildraggers because they are the most fun to fly! Tailwheel airplanes also teach me s... Read More »

Marie Zeffer     (Michigan)

Marie Zeffer (Michigan)

Marie Zeffer is based at KARB, Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  After my first small plane ride at age 7, I wanted to be a pilot when I grew up. However, wearing corrective lenses prevented that. My 50th birthday present to myself was getting my private pilot license. I figured it was either then or never! I LOVE to fly and do it every chance I get! One of my favorite lessons dur... Read More »

Becky Breckenridge     (Oregon)

Becky Breckenridge (Oregon)

Here’s an update including some great news from Becky Breckenridge! Becky is based at 7S9, Lenhardt Airpark, Hubbard, Oregon. I have spent the last seven and a half years building my Christavia MK-1. It is a plans built, not a kit. It has a chromoly steel tubing fuselage (that I welded) and is covered in fabric. The wings are wood ribs and spar also covered in fabric. My husband was very val... Read More »

Jennifer DiCecco     (New Mexico)

Jennifer DiCecco (New Mexico)

Jennifer DiCecco is based at 1N1, Sandia Airpark Estates East Airport, Edgewood, New Mexico.  Came from flying family. I like to fly low and slow without any particular place to go. Why do you love flying taildraggers?  The fun challenge that nose wheels don’t offer. What’s your dream taildragger?  C-180; Wilga (yes, I know); Tiger Moth! Airplanes flown:  Wag Aero Sportsman; Interstate... Read More »

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