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MO9 Kingsley Airfield

MO9 Kingsley Airfield

I stopped at a little airfield yesterday I recommend every pilot add to their ‘Must Fly’ list, MO9, Kingsley Airfield. It was an awesome visit on every level; grass, restaurant, good food, great people and hangars stuffed with great airplanes. Thank you to Sarah Ellerman Dickerson for inviting me to join her there for lunch, a fun first visit to Kingsley for both of us. Another excelle... Read More »

Me? Fly a Lear 45 Sim? You bet!

Me? Fly a Lear 45 Sim? You bet!

I am cramming more than is humanly possible into this short little impromptu adventure I’m on. I mean, really, how is it even possible that I get an invitation to fly a Lear 45 sim while I’m in Wichita?! I don’t know the answer but I do know that Jerry Griggs, the director of standards at the Learjet Learning Center operated by FlightSafety International in Wichita, offered just ... Read More »

City of Surprises: Wichita

City of Surprises: Wichita

I’m having a blast on my solo flying adventure. On this spur of the moment trip I forced myself to not plan anything – nada – nothing! For once I wanted to keep all my options open and just see what happens. In real life I’m the queen of structure and organization and if I need a vacation from anything, it’s that. Today I’m in Wichita, Kansas, a lovely, unexpect... Read More »

It’s a long way to Wichita!

It’s a long way to Wichita!

Woohoo! I made it Wichita, Kansas… my mid-flight, on-the-fly, change in destination. Gone less than one day and I’ve already discovered a few things. Never trust what you see on the internet – MAKE THE PHONE CALL.  My original destination for tonight was the Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont, Kansas. I’d casually checked online and the Beaumont Hotel had plenty of rooms! You may rem... Read More »

Gone flying!

Gone flying!

I need to fly somewhere….anywhere…. really bad. I’ve been playing with the idea of a solo cross-country for a while just waiting for the right time to happen. Right now, my Rans S7 is fueled up, windows cleaned and packed with my stuff. I will soon be on my way! So where am I going? People who fly heavier airplanes than light sport might just pick a spot and head that direction. ... Read More »

Heidi Stoeppler, “Flying my Taylorcraft”

Heidi Stoeppler, “Flying my Taylorcraft”

Thanks to Heidi Stoeppler for sending in some great summer flying shots and a description of the fun she’s having in her Taylorcraft. Keep it up Heidi, you’re an inspiration! I flew out to Hot Springs, SD from Fort Benton, MT to start my shift loading SEATs for the summer. That was an adventure in itself. It got too hot so I stopped in Colstrip, MT for the night. Met some good people a... Read More »

Flying Gif’s NOT to be Missed!

Flying Gif’s NOT to be Missed!

Just for you, my personal stash of favorite animated gifs!   Read More »

Wings Over Savannah Tennessee Fly-in, October 3, 2015

Wings Over Savannah Tennessee Fly-in, October 3, 2015

Savannah, Tennessee Fly-in & Open House Ladies, we have a special invitation from Montill Warren, the hostess with the mostess, airport manager extraordinaire and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Taildragger ladies — and gentlemen, fly your taildraggers to KSNH for some southern hospitality, not to mention pork pit sandwiches and Montill’s special homemade desserts.... Read More »

1 Day Visits:  Holland, Michigan (KHLM)

1 Day Visits: Holland, Michigan (KHLM)

One-day-visits are one of the best things about summer flying. Dragging out the charts, getting on SkyVector and checking the “calculate distance” on AirNav are all part of pilot summer routines. “How far can I fly today?” quickly followed by “Where am I going?” are the eternal questions. I use a variety of methods to pick my destinations; TAFs, friend recommend... Read More »

Best “Summer Flying Picture” Contest!

Best “Summer Flying Picture” Contest!

Picture CONTEST Send in your BEST “Summer Flying Picture(s)” for chance to win a LadiesLoveTaildraggers Live Love Fly tshirt. Picture can be….. You in your taildragger. You out of your taildragger. You under your taildragger. From your taildragger. Just make sure there’s a taildragger involved! If you really want to win a LLT tshirt, send in your awesome pictures NOW!  Cont... Read More »

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