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2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

The 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in! C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10 Early arrivals Thursday, Sept. 7 JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN & FLYING AT POPLAR GROVE AIRPORT, C77! THIS IS A REMARKABLE AIRPORT AND HOME TO MANY WOMEN TAILDRAGGER PILOTS. 2 GRASS and 1 HARD SURFACE RUNWAY 12/30, 3773′ X 50′, HARDSURFACE 9/27, 2709′ X 200̸... Read More »

Physics Whiz Kid. Harvard thinks it’s found the next Einstein

Physics Whiz Kid. Harvard thinks it’s found the next Einstein

Is Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, age 23, the next Einstein? That’s what Harvard University and physicists around the world are saying about this young woman, who at 14, built a Zenith CH 601XL in her family’s Chicago garage. We’ve all read stories about teenagers helping their dads or mentors build an airplane, but this young genius truly “owned” her project. N5886Q was... Read More »

Announcing the LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Announcing the LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 Scholarship Winners!

It’s been a long time in the making. SIX tailwheel scholarships, all made possible by you. You know who you are so thank you from me, and thank you from these very happy ladies! Scholarship #1 Billy Werth/IndyJet’s Tailwheel Endorsement & Unusual Attitude Training Scholarship Winner:  Remington Viney from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Present Employment:  College student. I have been serv... Read More »

Sun ‘n Fun. Good to Go!

Sun ‘n Fun. Good to Go!

I sympathize with everyone who’s flirted with the idea of flying to Florida these last few days. The sun has been shining at Sun ‘n Fun, Lakeland, Florida, all week teasing GA pilots who’ve been waiting on the weather to clear to our north. There’s only one thing that’ll keep the faithful followers of Sun ‘n Fun away and it hit with a vengeance this week –... Read More »

The story of the first AIR FORCE ONE

The story of the first AIR FORCE ONE

No, this sleek and sexy beauty isn’t a taildragger, but her story needs to be told. I wonder how many know the surprising story of how the call sign ‘Air Force One’ came to be? Everyone knows that today ‘Air Force One’ is the radio call sign given to any aircraft transporting the President of the United States but it took a near miss incident in the skies over New Yor... Read More »

Women Airforce Service Pilots 1943 – Unusual Occupations Series – YouTube

Women Airforce Service Pilots 1943 – Unusual Occupations Series – YouTube

I’m going out on a limb with this post. I will certainly get some push-back from a few ladies telling me women pilots are down trodden, undervalued, demeaned, and insert your own words here “___________”. I’ve been forwarded examples that prove their point, but I choose to focus on the tremendous progress we, as women, have made in the years since WWII. Times have changed a... Read More »

Lynn Gardner reports she’s making “Hard Choices”

Lynn Gardner reports she’s making “Hard Choices”

All five LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarship judges are very busy reading, re-reading and evaluating all scholarship applications. The results are due back to me by March 31 and the announcement of LLT scholarship winners will be made by April 15. Here’s an honest & sincere comment from Lynn Gardner, one of our LLT scholarship judges. As I read all the scholarship applicants, it is... Read More »

Christina Tindle’s Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures Workshop

Christina Tindle’s Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures Workshop

Christina Tindle’s 2017 Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures Workshop! July 6 – 9, 2017 Cascade, Idaho In this workshop, Aviation is a tool that propels participants to push performance ….and joy, the Adventure-STEM way. WWAA 2017 will be in Cascade, Idaho this summer for access to Cascade Lake (about 60 miles N of Boise) for float plane instruction. Everyone will stay at the lovely Ash... Read More »

This Fly-In was For The Birds!

This Fly-In was For The Birds!

I really wanted to go to the ‘1st Migratory Bird Fly-in & Photo Shoot’ at Havana, Illinois, hosted by the Recreational Aviation Foundation. I wanted to go, I just wasn’t so sure about the 17 degrees on my thermometer at 6:00 a.m. yesterday. Yikes that’s cold! It was to be a day spent mostly outdoors and a part of me was thinking that’d be a good reason to hibernat... Read More »

Seriously, is that even a runway?

Seriously, is that even a runway?

“Is that even a runway?” was the question I received along with a link to this video about a strip in the Idaho backcountry. Hey, don’t ask me, I live in the flat lands where corn and bean fields thrive, a whole lot a miles from anywhere you’d call the backcountry! I love seeing these crazy videos though. LadiesLoveTaildraggers has a number of pretty awesome members who fly... Read More »

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