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Billion Dollar Scrap Heap: Walnut Ridge Airport

Billion Dollar Scrap Heap: Walnut Ridge Airport

It’s a Boeing 737 and I am NOT flying it! It is a retired and firmly planted 737 based at KARG, Walnut Ridge Airport, now living life as the Parachute Inn Restaurant. If you’re passing through northeast Arkansas, do yourself a favor and stop at the expansive Walnut Ridge Airport and have lunch at the restaurant that serves meals in the body of this Boeing 737. I landed at Walnut Ridge ... Read More »

The Ultimate Taildragger Checkout

The Ultimate Taildragger Checkout

 via GIPHY Very cool news about one of my favorite lady taildragger pilots, Julie Thomas. With just one more hour required, she’s counting the days to a brand new type rating in a DC-3! Julie received training in this Douglas DC-3, N28AA, previously owned by Ron Alexander, now owned by Jim Sells. According to Julie’s proud husband, Howard Thomas, “It started out as a Christmas... Read More »

‘Bed, Breakfast & Beyond’, a Travel Registry for Aviators

‘Bed, Breakfast & Beyond’, a Travel Registry for Aviators

Welcome to “Bed, Breakfast & Beyond for Aviators“, the new LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ travel registry for pilots. Pilots are the friendliest, most interesting people on the planet and usually enjoy meeting fellow aviators, swapping stories and making new flying friends. This registry connects local pilots at their home airports to aviators flying cross-country. Many host pilots ... Read More »

Big Creek Lodge Idaho Caretakers/Manager Wanted

Big Creek Lodge Idaho Caretakers/Manager Wanted

Interested in an exciting job opportunity at a remote airstrip in the Idaho backcountry? Better check this out. If you’re tough enough, and lucky enough to land one of two positions, you can thank our own Mary Build (PA-12 Super Cruiser owner) who passed this message along. The Idaho Aviation Foundation (IAF) continues progress to completing the lodge. In fact, with completion on the horizon... Read More »

Olive goes flying with Kim – YouTube

Olive goes flying with Kim – YouTube

Here’s a video you won’t want to miss! LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member Kimberly Ewing Gill gives a very polite, downright amazing 3 yr. old named ‘Olive’ a ride in her Champ. It’s adorable stuff when Kim asks Olive if she’d like to fly for a little bit and a disappointed little Olive says “Excuse me Kim, I can’t weach the stick”. (So sad!) Daddy of th... Read More »

The 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarships. For Ladies, By Ladies!

The 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarships. For Ladies, By Ladies!

Lady pilots, it’s time to apply for the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarships! I am thrilled to report we are offering SIX fantastic scholarships this year, each one more exciting than the next. I know you’re anxious to pore through them all and decide which one is calling your name, but hold on — there’s more big news. I’ve made one teeny change to our 2018 scholarship... Read More »

Who do we know that has an open cockpit biplane?

Who do we know that has an open cockpit biplane?

The world’s most ambitious air rally, the 2018 Ushuaia2USA Vintage Air Rally, has announced the names of those chosen to compete in the 2018 air race – the “Lucky 15”. Out of 675 teams who applied, only 15 could be chosen, and three are LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ members!! Congratulations to: USA – Val Thal-Slocum and Amy Hoffpauir USA – Ernie Betancourt and ... Read More »

Just because it’s got a wheel on the tail, doesn’t make it a taildragger

Just because it’s got a wheel on the tail, doesn’t make it a taildragger

Some things just throw me for a loop …. and I’m not talking ground loop. I’m sure you’ve been there too. You read or see something and get an instant gut reaction that hollers “This is just wrong”. One of those moments happened to me recently when I read an article on GANews by Dan Johnson titled “Affordable taildraggers you can fly with little fear“... Read More »

The Value of Great Tailwheel Instruction

The Value of Great Tailwheel Instruction

Wow, this lady taildragger pilot nailed it. The value of great tailwheel instruction comes through loud-and-clear in this testimonial from LLT member Donna Svoboda. Taildragger instructors, take note! Donna has logged nearly 5,000 hours, has worked flying pipeline patrol, and in 2017 completed construction of her Bearhawk Patrol. Her ratings include Private, Commercial, Instrument and Glider. She ... Read More »

Will Fly For Food: Tennessee

Will Fly For Food: Tennessee

Hungry flyers near Tennessee need look no further than M93, Houston County Airport, for a delicious destination. If you have a hankering for a home cooked meal like grandma used to make, read on! Visit the Southernaire Restaurant in Stewart, Tennessee and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. On the day we visited I was sure somebody’s grandma was in the kitchen cooking up the sweet pota... Read More »

Lady Glider Pilots, TV Commercial Needs You NOW!

Lady Glider Pilots, TV Commercial Needs You NOW!

Here ya go, lady glider pilots. It’s a chance to make some serious bucks flying a glider for a U.S. TV commercial. Skype interviews begin 11/8/17 and filming 12/2/17. Get on it ladies!! Hello! My name is Sarah Barton and I’m casting an Infiniti commercial looking for an experienced female glider pilot ages 30-40. I would love to connect with your organization to see if you might have a... Read More »

Are you cheating when you add ‘That Little Burst of Power’ ?

Are you cheating when you add ‘That Little Burst of Power’ ?

You see, every landing can and should be a practice for that day when the engine will fail and we will be flying a low performance glider. If we make most of our landings completely power-off from the time we are abeam the runway numbers until we are safely on the ground and rolling to a stop, we will be well practiced for that day which may never come but which is always a possibility. Read More »

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

Big news from Kaitlin Mroz, the recently announced winner of the 3rd Quarter, Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship. Kaitlin won and, if you apply for their 4th Quarter scholarship, you might win too! Kaitlin wrote, “Pass it along to folks (women pilots only are eligible) looking for a full ride scholarship to get their CFI as well as CFII at the 30 day American flyers CFI Academy. I just won i... Read More »

Wish I’d had his astounding smarts!

Wish I’d had his astounding smarts!

I don’t usually post this stuff, at least when a female isn’t involved, but you’ve got to see this. A 6 year old boy went to meet an Etihad Airways’ pilot in the cockpit and this is what happened. Read More »

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