Judy's Posts

Who is that man on the tram?!!

Who is that man on the tram?!!

My phone got smashed and totally destroyed in a parking lot this evening at OSH. If you try calling or texting me the next few days, you’ll end up in the abyss I hope to retrieve someday soon. Verizon will find me on their doorstep when I get back home but in the meantime I’m NORDO. Sorry for the delay in reporting about all the wonderful women and aircraft that participated in today&#... Read More »

Five Days Remain – Get Yourself to AirVenture!

Five Days Remain – Get Yourself to AirVenture!

It’s exhausting and exhilarating, deafeningly loud and abuzz with excitement. For 7 days in July it’s the busiest airport on earth packed full of people and planes. It’s where I spend one entire week each year –  AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. If you’re not here already, I hope you’re on your way. If you love aircraft of all sorts, and spending time with avia... Read More »

Living the Good Life at OSH!

Living the Good Life at OSH!

I’m at AirVenture 2017 and having way too much fun for my own good. Seriously, we’re talking early mornings and late nights because OSH is a full sensory overload, non-stop experience. If you have time to rest, you’re missing out! I’m 3 days into my 8 day adventure and am blown away by the extraordinary Homebuilt, Vintage and Antique aircraft I’ve seen. And then there... Read More »

It was a 2-Ship Adventure!

It was a 2-Ship Adventure!

Woohoo, I made it to OSH!! My buddy Dennis Hutchinson and I flew a 2-ship Saturday from MQJ to OSH; me in my oh-so-gorgeous Decathlon and Dennis in his just completed homebuilt restoration project, a Davis DA-2A. Both birds are patriotic as heck flashing nothing but red white & blue! 🙂 The weather stretching from OSH to my home base at MQJ (central Indiana) has been lousy. Our goal was to depa... Read More »

Susan Neal     (New York)

Susan Neal (New York)

I’m delighted to introduce you to our newest LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member, Susan Neal. Susan registered for LLT membership on-line a few days ago and when I opened the file with all her information, including pictures, I gasped. Looking back at me was former LadiesLoveTaildraggers member Elaine Huf’s gorgeous Baby Stinson 10A. If you’ve followed this blog and our ladies f... Read More »

Cheryl Duffy     (Missouri)

Cheryl Duffy (Missouri)

Cheryl Duffy is based at KSUS, Spirit of St Louis Airport, St Louis, Missouri. Love round engines. Time flying taildraggers, gliders and seaplanes, just need to get PPL so I cant start endorsements!! Just requires time and money, right?!?! Thanks for allowing students in!! Ratings: Student SEL Aircraft Flown: Cessna 152, RV6A, Cub, Cessna on floats, Champ Dream Taildragger: Too many to choose!! Al... Read More »

Laura Heft     (Illinois)

Laura Heft (Illinois)

Laura Heft is based at 4LL4, Enjoy Field Ultralight Flightpark, Chebanse, Illinois. I am an attorney in the Chicago area. I started flying 7 years ago by getting my hang glider license. Now I fly the planes at Hang Glide Chicago! Ratings: Private pilot with tailwheel Aircraft Flown: Cessna Skyhawk 172, Kolb Mark 3, Dragonfly Dream Taildragger: One I build myself All about taildragging: It’s ... 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 lady taildragger pilot, or wanna be a lady taildragger pilot, get yourself to Oshkosh, Wisconsin this... Read More »

Nancy Fitzpatrick     (Texas)

Nancy Fitzpatrick (Texas)

Nancy Fitzpatrick is based at T82, Gillespie County Airport, Fredericksburg, Texas & IL95, Corn Field Airport, Custer Park, Illinois. I started flying in 1983 after a trip in a Twin Comanche where I sat in the right seat. I was fascinated by everything and was at the airport a few days later for my intro ride. After that first ride, I was hooked. I earned my license a few months later and shor... Read More »

Brooke Roman     (Alaska)

Brooke Roman (Alaska)

Brooke Roman is based at AK8, Christiansen Lake Seaplane Base and PATK, Talkeetna Airport, Alaska. I grew up in Missouri. And one day when I was 17 I woke up and randomly said, “I think I’ll fly” ….and so I did! I went to college for flying. First starting at Oklahoma State University, staying 2 years there, but eventually transferring to Kansas State University where I rec... Read More »

Julia Harrington     (Illinois)

Julia Harrington (Illinois)

Pilot update from Julia Harrington, based at C77, Poplar Grove, Illinois. I love flying aerobatics and have recently gotten into flying taildraggers! My day job is as a charter pilot out of Southern Wisconsin flying Hawker 800s, but when I’m not doing that I love unique planes or ones that fly upside down. I originally became interested in aviation at EAA Oshkosh when I was 8, and I’ve... Read More »

You’re So Vain!

You’re So Vain!

“You’re So Vain”. That’s the title of a 1973 hit song by Carly Simon about the infamous and very vain mystery man she once dated. He was cool and confident, wore an apricot colored scarf, and “had one eye in the mirror as he watched himself go by, and all the girls dreamed they’d be his partner.” The song starts getting really interesting when you realize ... Read More »

Vanessa Nelson – New Floatplane Pilot!

Vanessa Nelson – New Floatplane Pilot!

J-3 Cub pilot and owner Vanessa Nelson is one very happy lady. She, and several of her best buds, just returned from a floatplane course in Talkeetna, Alaska, where she earned her Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) rating. ‘Congratulations!’ and a big ‘thank you’ to Vanessa for submitting her story and some great pictures. I went back again this year to Alaska Floats & S... Read More »

‘Flying a Taildragger’ by Gayla Maas

‘Flying a Taildragger’ by Gayla Maas

Our Guest Blogger, Gayla Maas, took her first flying lessons in a Cessna 120 with Edna Gardner Whyte, as a teenager. Gayla owned a Cessna 140A while still a student pilot, (insurance was easier to get back then, especially if not getting hull, only liability), and had loads of fun with it while building hours and gaining ratings. She flew with Edna thru PPL and also through Commercial and Instrume... Read More »

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