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Vlad Karpayev: RV-9A builder and so much more

Vlad Karpayev: RV-9A builder and so much more

Pilots are the most resourceful and coolest people I know. Believe it or not, some of them are even men!   (5 minutes published and I’ve already heard I’m “male-bashing”. FYI men, 2 back-to-back posts about men on LadiesLoveTaildraggers.) “Resourceful?”  “Cool?”  Read on. I think you’ll agree. Resourceful: Vlad Karpayev is Russian, born in a sm... Read More »

“This is why you should get your pilot’s license”, Swayne Martin

“This is why you should get your pilot’s license”, Swayne Martin

Here’s a video by Swayne Martin that totally rocks! This high school senior shows us all “This is why you should get your pilot’s license! A year in the life of a private pilot.” Great music and awesome to the max! Live it! Do it! Fly it! Get out there people, none of us are gonna live forever! I dare you not to want to go flying after watching this! Read More »

2015 WOMAN WISE AIRMANSHIP ADVENTURE

2015 WOMAN WISE AIRMANSHIP ADVENTURE

Christina Tindle invites all women pilots to the 2015 WOMAN WISE AIRMANSHIP ADVENTURE “Flourishing in Aviation through Wonder” July 16 – 19, 2015 SMILEY CREEK, IDAHO Women pilots don’t shrink to fit. Participants discover personalized Wright Stuff from a refreshing new spirit of aviation. WWAA is a form-fitting airmanship for women pilots to advance female air skills…and fun. Sav... Read More »

Robin Hadfield, you are awesome!

Robin Hadfield, you are awesome!

Some women care and want to learn how all the various systems of their aircraft work together – they want to be mechanically knowledgeable. Some are OK with “the mag check is good, oil pressure is good, it’s running smooth, must be good to go.” But every once in a while the mag check’s not good or something’s not working quite right and the right woman can figur... Read More »

Introducing young girls to flying

Introducing young girls to flying

This post submitted by lady taildragger pilot Lynn Gardner. On March 7th I was pleased to participate in introducing a group of young girls to flying. Held in Ocala, Florida, we had 20 young girls attend a morning event sponsored by the local EAA chapter and coordinated by CarolAnn Garratt. The group each flew a young eagle flight, did a preflight, had a ground school session and took a tour of th... Read More »

What the heck is a LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?~!!!

What the heck is a LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?~!!!

Hard to believe but 2015 will be our SIXTH annual LadiesLoveTaildraggers fly-in. Heaven forbid, if you’ve missed our fly-ins in the past, be part of the fun this year and put us on your calendar. The 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in/Splash-in is at KSLR, Sulphur Springs, Texas, May 29 – 31, 2015! Check out the video for a glimpse of past LLT fly-ins. (Sorry 2014 – this video pr... Read More »

Lake Superior’s Frozen “Apostle Islands National Lakeshore”

Lake Superior’s Frozen “Apostle Islands National Lakeshore”

Many thanks to Jeff Russell for sharing his amazing photos. Last week Jeff, his lovely wife, even the doggie, flew their Supercub three hours north to the jewel of Lake Superior, Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wisconsin. There, they landed on the ice within 1/4 mile of the park boundary.The lake is frozen and ice formations and caves have formed, creating an astoundingly beautiful sight. Jeff ... Read More »

Love Is In The Air!

Love Is In The Air!

MEN! MEN! MEN! Ladies, what are we to do with all the men that love LadiesLoveTaildraggers?! I hear from them frequently. They email. They Facebook.They Tweet. They even register for membership in LadiesLoveTaildraggers. Over time, I’ve learned their interest comes in several forms. Some men are OK with silently and quietly observing from afar. Others are a little more aggressive and want to... Read More »

AVWeb video “Cub vs. Champ” Shootout

AVWeb video “Cub vs. Champ” Shootout

Hot off the AVWeb press is lady taildragger pilot Elaine Kauh and co-presenter Paul Bertorelli comparing two great old taildraggers, the Aeronca Champ and the classic Piper J-3 Cub. It’s chocked full of nice flying video and commentary on the differences in how they fly. And for those thinking about purchasing a light sport aircraft, a few thoughts about flying a 60+ year old taildragger vs.... Read More »

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

Who’s going to SUN ‘n FUN?!! I am! And hoping the Lakeland Linder Airport in Florida will be covered in SUNSHINE April 21 – 26, the week of the fly-in. I would love to organize a meetup for our lady taildragger pilots, and friends of LadiesLoveTaildraggers, on Friday, April 24. Only problem is, I don’t have a meet up location. If you know SUN ‘n FUN better than I do, ... Read More »

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