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Kathryn Brenner     (Illinois)

Kathryn Brenner (Illinois)

Kathryn Brenner is based at 88C, Palmyra Municipal Airport, Palmyra, Wisconsin. I’ve wanted to fly since I was three. I recently earned my sport license and I’m going into maintenance. Ratings: Sport Pilot with taildragger Aircraft flown: Sky Arrow CTLS Champion Taylorcraft Dream Taildragger: Cub Thoughts on taildragging: Taildraggers are more “real.” All I have for navigation is a compass and I l... Read More »

Fiona Macaskill     (UK)

Fiona Macaskill (UK)

Fiona Macaskill is based at EGBJ, Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, England, UK. I’ve been flying fixed wing since 2013 but flew paragliders for 25 years before that. I love flying adventures and have flown in Australia, New Zealand, round Europe as well as the UK. I’m learning to fly on skis (taildragger D140) and land on glaciers in the French Alps. I’ve also done some aeroba... Read More »

My Flight of Self Discovery

My Flight of Self Discovery

I just returned from a whirlwind, solo flight RT from Indianapolis, Indiana to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Once there, my Decathlon and I circled the enormous metroplex, 180 miles +/-, and poked ourselves in and out under the Class B Airspace as we saw fit. Ground covered; approx 1,700 statute miles in 3 days. My decision to fly to Texas Monday afternoon came out of nowhere and was totally spur-of-th... Read More »

Janet Davidson     (Maryland)

Janet Davidson (Maryland)

Janet Davidson is based at KFDK, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. I’m Scottish, lived in the USA since 2001 after being fortunate enough to move here with my husband. I flew for the airlines in the UK, had a part share in an L-4 Cub, then owned a Nanchang CJ-6A, which I brought with me when we moved to Oshkosh, WI. Since living in the US, I have been fortunate enough to have flown... Read More »

Kimmine Hudson     (Colorado)

Kimmine Hudson (Colorado)

Kimmine Hudson is based at 7CO0, Parkland Airport, Erie, Colorado. Can’t wait for next years LLT fly-in! Love this group and all the positive vibes it gives for women pilots!! Ratings: SEL Aircraft Flown: C172 C120 Schweitzer 2-33 (glider) Schweitzer 1-26 (glider) About taildragging: Love to fly low and slow and land where folks can’t drive. Read More »

Help! Need a Taylorcraft Owner to Come to the Rescue!

Help! Need a Taylorcraft Owner to Come to the Rescue!

I’m looking for a Taylorcraft owner to come to the rescue. The story is… Grandpa is 75 and has owned his Tcraft forever. His son (based at my airport in Indianapolis, KMQJ) flies a Citation and has over 10,000 hours. Following in his dad’s footsteps, 500+ hours were in his own Tcraft! Generation 3 happens and his son solos on his 16th birthday; first in dad’s Tcraft then in... Read More »

Andrea McGilvray     (Texas)

Andrea McGilvray (Texas)

Andrea McGilvray is based at private grass strip about 10 minutes north (Medina TX) from TE90, Flying L Airport, Bandera, Texas. I love to fly! It started with a 2 seat Beaver ultralight in Canada. There you needed a minimum of 5 hrs. and I soloed at 4.5 hrs. I got my private license in 1987 in a Cessna 172. After I got my ultralight lisc, I dated my flight instructor and got to fly all kinds of a... Read More »

Lacy Pollard Waldron     (Michigan)

Lacy Pollard Waldron (Michigan)

Lacy Pollard Waldron is based at KAMN, Gratiot Community Airport, Alma, Michigan. I am a wife and mother to two little gems. I grew up around aviation. My Dad, Mom and brother are also pilots. Flying is a part of my DNA. It’s in my blood. It is a passion I have had since I was a small girl. I soloed a tri-pacer when I was 16, but never got my license. Fast forward to now, 29 years old, and r... Read More »

Ruth Jacobs     (Florida)

Ruth Jacobs (Florida)

Ruth Jacobs is based at F45, North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida. I learned to fly in 1969 in a 1942 TCraft L2 on a grass strip in Kalamazoo, MI. Then bought Ercoupe, the 1959 C182 (My favorite), original rag wing C170, C170B with 180, STOL, bubble window, 30 inch tires (fun), then another C182 and another C182. I flew around the world landing on all 7 contin... Read More »

Liza Rupp     (Alaska)

Liza Rupp (Alaska)

Liza Rupp is based at PALH, Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, Alaska. I moved to Alaska in 2015 and got my my PPL in Feb 2017. Just finished up my tailwheel endorsement last week. Ratings: PPL with tailwheel endorsement Aircraft flown: C150, C152, C172, Aeronca Champ 7GCBC Dream Taildragger: DeHavilland Beaver – of course! Thoughts on taildragging: Off airport access – that’s n... Read More »

A Remarkable Lady’s WACO UPF-7 For Sale

A Remarkable Lady’s WACO UPF-7 For Sale

When it comes to interesting women aviator stories, sometimes I find out about them in unexpected ways. This one came by way of John Wood from Massachusetts in a message that read: Linda Buroker-Melhoff’s mother Gladys Dawson-Buroker taught flying during World War II in a WACO UPF-7 based at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The aircraft has been carefully restored and is for sale. See attached pi... Read More »

Which are Private Grass Strips? Which aren’t strips at all?

Which are Private Grass Strips? Which aren’t strips at all?

I flew the Boydster (a.k.a. my husband Boyd) on an aerial adventure around central Illinois recently. We were in my Decathlon, just a few months new to me but not a spring chicken at a 1973 model. We had a fun day and were totally into it. If you fly across the central Indiana state-line westbound into Illinois, the terrain transitions from ‘nearly flat’ to ‘completely flat’... Read More »

Janet Lansburgh     (Oregon)

Janet Lansburgh (Oregon)

Welcome to Janet Lansburgh based at 6K5, Sisters Eagle Air Airport, Sisters, Oregon. Janet is the daughter of Brian Lansburgh, a #1 supporter of LadiesLoveTaildraggers who has donated thousands of dollars in CFI time and expenses in support of our scholarship fund. I am thrilled to see Janet flying the family C140 and read how life unfolds in a family who loves to fly. I’ve said it before and I’ll... Read More »

Travels With Puff, a book review – Adventure, Insight, Fun!

Travels With Puff, a book review – Adventure, Insight, Fun!

The book: Travels With Puff: A Gentle game of Life and Death by Richard Bach Adventure, Insight, Fun! – a 2013 book review by LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member Cathy Babis  I am a fan of Richard Bach. Tucked in my copy of The Bridge Across Forever, is a hand-written postcard from him in response to a letter I sent through his publisher. When I read the “also by” list of t... Read More »

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