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Ebay: Passion or Disease?

Ebay: Passion or Disease?

Beware of Ebay. I speak from experience when I say it can be addictive. I know that because of what you see in the picture. You may wonder what it is and there was a time when I had no idea myself. I discovered “them” on Ebay a number of years ago and now have a full blown collection. I’m not the collector type but somehow ended up with a stash of them anyway. They’re cast ... Read More »

Judy’s 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas….under $50

Judy’s 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas….under $50

The clock is ticking away and Christmas morning will be here before you know it. Time to kick it into high gear if you want to find that special gift! I thought I’d share a few of my favorites that, with a little luck, you still might be able to get in time! #1 Custom Watch. Download your own photo of your special taildragger…or lady taildragger pilot for a unique, one-of-a-kind watch ... Read More »

First Time Carrier Landing

First Time Carrier Landing

If you’ve ever landed a taildragger on a postage size spit of land, you’ll get this video. So maybe not a taildragger but bet you’d get a rush when the tower calls you down for your landing! Get it down? Great – but is it going to stop?! I watched and felt like I was right there learning how it’s done alongside the other newbies. Photo of Carolyn Work, U.S. Navy pilot... Read More »

LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2014 Christmas Video!

LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2014 Christmas Video!

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you enjoy this fast and fun Christmas video as much as I do. You ladies rock and your pictures prove it! Thanks for all the great shots. If you sent one in 2014, you just may see yourself.   Read More »

Allison Hoyt: Van’s Aircraft 2015 Calendar

Allison Hoyt: Van’s Aircraft 2015 Calendar

Pretty cool. An awesome picture of Allison Hoyt applying lipstick made the rear cover of the 2015 Van’s Aircraft calendar. I love it! “I made it onto an airplane calendar! WITH all my clothes on! (Hat tip to Matt Steward  for the photo and Don Short for the very shiny airplane.)” Allison Hoyt (Facebook) Matt Steward (Facebook) says, ” I took a picture this past summer of Al... Read More »

And the Selfie Contest Winner Is……..

And the Selfie Contest Winner Is……..

You have voted and Amber Phillips from Idaho is the winner! Not only is her picture fantastic but her caption is a winner too; “squirreling around” — “nutty friends” — “Chipmunk”, you gotta love it! Amber will have to tell us if this was one lucky shot or if she did some juggling to fly the airplane and lineup the Chipmunk in her camera perfectly. Ei... Read More »

A Bittersweet Tribute to Caryl Wilkins

A Bittersweet Tribute to Caryl Wilkins

Please watch this touching, beautiful tribute from Dan Wilkins to his wife Caryl Wilkins. Caryl passed away but she was dearly loved and remains his co-pilot. I recommend you have a box of Kleenex at hand before viewing. Video produced by Stephanie Wain, a filmmaker from Penn State University. Aircraft:1941 Waco UPF-7. “This airplane is more than an airplane come true to me, it links me to m... Read More »

Jeanne MacPherson & Bill Gallea, Married 21 June, 2004

Jeanne MacPherson & Bill Gallea, Married 21 June, 2004

Awww, I’m loving these truly romantic wedding stories that ‘pilot’ brides and grooms have shared with us! Thank you to Jeanne MacPherson (a.k.a. the instructor) and Bill Gallea (a.k.a. the flight student) for their lovely story and pictures. If your own wedding story includes an airplane, if you were married aloft or at an airport, we’d love to hear from you. Please email y... Read More »

Liz and Don Heizler, Married June 1, 2013

Liz and Don Heizler, Married June 1, 2013

Romance is truly alive and well! If you don’t believe it, you will after reading Elizabeth Heizler’s submittal to our “Flying High Wedding” series. I’m in awe reading the stories sent in by pilots who decided to get married aloft or at an airport. Just like Mary & Dennis and Mike & Sherry’s weddings, this one is as far from “typical” as you c... Read More »

Slick Backcountry Landing

Slick Backcountry Landing

Here’s a tricky approach not meant for the faint of heart. Destination is Simonds airstrip in the Idaho backcountry. The strip is 900′ long x 37′ wide with a 4% to 9% grade, trees all around, and it’s at 5243′ msl. Check out this 1976 Cessna 185 with Sportsman STOL nailing it perfectly. Pilot: Leigh Smith Read More »

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