2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

The 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in!
C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois
Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10
Early arrivals Thursday, Sept. 7

Poplar Grove pilots Kelly, Lorraine, Nora & Tina — and Nora’s Fabulous Funk!

JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN & FLYING AT POPLAR GROVE AIRPORT, C77! THIS IS A REMARKABLE AIRPORT AND HOME TO MANY WOMEN TAILDRAGGER PILOTS.

2 GRASS and 1 HARD SURFACE RUNWAY
12/30, 3773′ X 50′, HARDSURFACE
9/27, 2709′ X 200′, GRASS & 17/35, 2467′ X 150′, GRASS
ELEVATION 857 FEET/UNICOM 122.8/100LL AND MOGAS


  • Lady taildragger pilots and their guests are invited to stay with host C77 families
  • Camping is free on the field – shower and bathrooms available
  • Or reserve your room at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, 7552 Park Place, Loves Park IL (815.654.4100). Rate $91.95 night, ask for LadiesLoveTaildraggers special rate. Or visit www.hiexpress.com/rockfordil using code name LLT. 48 Hour cancellation policy. Must reserve by August 7, 2017. Limited transportation to and from the Holiday Inn Express provided.

Wings & Wheels Museum

Hangar Sphere Magazine reports “Steve and Tina Thomas are the owners of this gem of an airport. Historically known as Belvidere Airport, today it is officially known as Poplar Grove Airport. Poplar Grove (the C77 identifier remains) is home to more than just an airport. It is home to a historic aviation campus complete with 1930s hangar and museum, one of the best GA maintenance facilities – Poplar Grove Airmotive, and Bel Air Estates residential airpark.”


If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Poplar Grove, you are in for a treat. Flying is king here, especially in a vintage or antique taildragger. We’ve waited way too long to host our LLT fly-in at C77 and I’m thrilled this is our year!

Check out our fly-in agenda below, an ever evolving work-in-progress. As the date approaches, we’ll make final adjustments to the schedule and fill you in on the details. Everyone is welcome to attend but pre-registration is required. Check back for updates or register to attend and receive automatic emails!


ITINERARY

September 7th, Thursday, Early Arrivals
-Dinner at Kelly Jeffries hangar

September 8th, Friday
-Coffee and donuts available at EAA Hangar 8AM
-Poplar Grove Airmotive Shop Tour at 9AM
-Morning flyout to Brodhead Grassroots Fly-in (MAAC) and Kelch Aviation Museum. Attendees must be members of MAAC; deadline for joining MAAC each year is July 31. (Alternate flyout lunch to KRPJ, Flight Deck Restaurant, Rochelle, IL)
-Lunch at Brodhead or Rochelle or on your own at C77
-Flying & rides
-Late afternoon Plane Walk, show & tell about you and your plane
-6:00 Pilot Briefing for Poker Run, mandatory for participants
-6:30 Lady Pilots Picture
-6:45 Dinner at EAA Hangar hosted by EAA Chapter 1414, Shish Kabobs, etc. w/ beer, wine $10 pp

September 9th, Saturday
-Breakfast by John and Pupae Ricciotti in the EAA Hangar, $6
-10:30 Poker Run departures begin. $25 donation, all $$ to benefit OSCAR MIKE Nation
-Lunch, Dogs & Brats at picnic pavilion – $6 donation to Wings & Wheels Museum
-Tour the Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum
-Flying & rides
-6:30 Lady Pilots Picture
-6:45 BBQ Dinner at the Museum, $20 with beer & wine
-Dinner Program, guest speakers, 50/50 Raffles
-Campfire and stories!

September 10th, Sunday
-Breakfast farewell.Young Eagles Day/Pancake Breakfast ($7) Free for Young Eagle Pilots
-Departures. Air marshalling for departing airplanes.


Pilots should plan on parking at the north end of the airfield, just south of the Wings and Wheels Museum. This is centrally located and close to the Picnic Pavilion where Registration will be set up. An overhead map with airport guidelines and information will be available soon.

Slideshow “Lady Taildragger pilots based at C77”

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There is no charge to attend our fly-in Sept. 7 – 10, 2017. Everyone is welcome but pre-registration is required. For those who are eligible to stay with a host C77 family, there is no charge. Camping is also free. Please plan on paying the cost of meals in cash. Allow 5 to 10 minutes to complete this registration.

Fly-in Registration Form