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Rent ‘The Casita de Aero’, Big Bend/Terlingua, TX

Rent ‘The Casita de Aero’, Big Bend/Terlingua, TX

Last week I had the extreme pleasure of staying at fellow taildragger pilots Marti & Alex Whitmore’s casita in Terlingua, Texas. Marti extended the offer to come and stay at their casita and I accepted without hesitation. Truth is, I had absolutely no idea what the heck a casita was. I did know she’d invited our RV7 flight-of-2, four people, said they had room between their house a... Read More »

My Texas Tailwheel Adventure!

My Texas Tailwheel Adventure!

I’m here to tell you, you MUST FLY A TAILDRAGGER across Texas at least once in your life. Having just returned from an amazing flying adventure across Texas, I’m still pumped and plotting my return. Our eight day exploration of the Lone Star state only scratched the surface of possibilities and left me wanting more. For me, the vastness of Texas was mind boggling and as we flew southwe... Read More »

Unusual Attitudes Photo Contest Winners!

Unusual Attitudes Photo Contest Winners!

We have a winner! Make that 3 winners in our Jazz-It-Up Flying Fun Photo Contest!! Thank you to all the lady taildragger pilots, and one lone taildraggin’ gent, who emailed me pictures. The esteemed panel of judges included me, myself & I. ūüėČ Scroll to bottom for my Martha Lunken side note. The winners are… First Place Lisa Kienholz from Santa Paula, California Receives a signed cop... Read More »

Kim Huntington’s New Bird!

Kim Huntington’s New Bird!

  Congratulations are in order! ¬†Kim Huntington from KSMX, Capt G Allan Hancock Field,¬†Santa Maria, California, happily sent me her big news. Very cool, Kim, and a great choice for the back-country, off-road flying you’re doing.¬† My husband has owned a 2007 Sport Cub for 18 months now. ‘Sierra’ actually played well with my Champ, but we were waiting for the right parent to c... Read More »

Live and Learn: My First Emergency

Live and Learn: My First Emergency

Article submitted by Lana Tollas. Lana is based at KTTD,¬†Portland-Troutdale Airport,¬†Portland, Oregon. Every pilot I respect has some hairy stories to tell‚ÄĒ engine failures, lost coms, mechanical mishaps, bird strikes… the list goes on: airplanes are liabilities with wings. I’ve found that as I fly more hours, and talk to more pilots, my definition of “emergency” and my def... Read More »

Win a signed copy of Martha Lunken’s  book “Unusual Attitudes”

Win a signed copy of Martha Lunken’s book “Unusual Attitudes”

I’ve hosted a wide range of contests on LadiesLoveTaildraggers and I’ve always loved running them. They’re super fun for me and everyone who enters! Contests entice readers to ponder the question “should I enter?”, put in a little effort, and reward LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ readers with the fun results. I’m happy to report this contest actually has a prize,... Read More »

Damn, am I overflying a SWAT event?!

Damn, am I overflying a SWAT event?!

What the heck is going on below me? I am low, 800′ AGL, the sun has set, it’s getting dark and ultra bright LED police strobe lights are flashing at intersections ahead of me. I see SWAT trucks in a recently combined corn field ahead. All intersections within 2 sq miles are blocked by police with lights flashing. I’m overflying, approaching my home airfield, KMQJ, anxious to land... Read More »

Happy Halloween! 5 Airports/10 Days Flying Challenge Pictures

Happy Halloween! 5 Airports/10 Days Flying Challenge Pictures

You did it! Many of you accepted Dan Wilkins’ challenge to fly to 5 airports in 10 days – The¬†“5 Airports/10 Days Halloween Flying Challenge!“ Dan’s black & orange Waco UPF-7 is streaking through the skies of Pennsylvania this Halloween day. It’s time to see pictures of the fun flying Dan inspired us to do! We’ll start with Dan Wilkins’ who is ce... Read More »

North Florida Lady Taildragger Pilot’s Grass Strip Fly-in!

North Florida Lady Taildragger Pilot’s Grass Strip Fly-in!

Ladies – Gentlemen You Are Invited! Fly-in or drive-in Come for 1 day or come for 3 From LLT member Lynn Gardner This is the best time of year for flying and camping here in the South. The Lazy S Airport 7FL7¬†(1825′ x 100′ grass strip) will open its gates to 7.5 acres of pristine pasture for your camping pleasure Friday,¬†November 18 – Sunday 20th. Friday night we will keep ... Read More »

Keep those pictures coming! 5 Airports/10 Days Halloween Flying Challenge!

Keep those pictures coming! 5 Airports/10 Days Halloween Flying Challenge!

I love it! Dan Wilkins’¬†“5 Airports in 10 Days Halloween Challenge” is motivating us to get out and fly. I know most don’t need an excuse to fly but if you’re looking for one….this is it! Dan challenged ALL pilots to fly to 5 airports, take your picture at each then email to me for posting. Hold tight, pictures below! If you haven’t had time to get out and... Read More »

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