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Rosebud’s First Flight!

Rosebud’s First Flight!

“It is still amazing to me that I built this thing from the ground up and now it flies. The first time she left the ground was amazing!!!!” Becky Breckenridge I am honored to post these comments and video by Becky Breckenridge. Becky recently accomplished her goal of building and flying her own plans-built (not a kit) Christavia MK-1 taildragger. She affectionately named her beautiful ... Read More »

Becky Breckenridge     (Oregon)

Becky Breckenridge (Oregon)

Here’s an update including some great news from Becky Breckenridge! Becky is based at 7S9, Lenhardt Airpark, Hubbard, Oregon. I have spent the last seven and a half years building my Christavia MK-1. It is a plans built, not a kit. It has a chromoly steel tubing fuselage (that I welded) and is covered in fabric. The wings are wood ribs and spar also covered in fabric. My husband was very val... Read More »

Applications now being accepted for 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships

Applications now being accepted for 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships

Lady pilots, it’s time to apply for our 2017 Ladies Love Taildraggers’ scholarships. I’m thrilled to report we have FIVE Scholarships available! Are you a nosewheel pilot who would love to fly a taildragger? We have three awesome Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarships. Are you a lady taildragger pilot who would like to sharpen your tailwheel skills? We have two fantastic scholarships with top-no... Read More »

Katie Pribyl, cover article, January 2017 AOPA Pilot Magazine

Katie Pribyl, cover article, January 2017 AOPA Pilot Magazine

Pick up the latest edition of AOPA Pilot Magazine, the January 2017 issue, and you’ll see a surprising sight; an aerial shot of a worn, old Cessna 180 Skywagon, not the usual award winning aircraft you’re expecting. The beautiful old bird is polished aluminum with faded and chipped black & aqua blue paint – and it is magnificent. When I saw it, my interest soared and complete... Read More »

LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 Fly-in Notice

LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 Fly-in Notice

Woohoo for you and for me!! THREE awesome lady taildragger pilots based at C77 have taken on the BIG task of hosting our 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in and I’m about as happy as a gal can get. Truth is, I am far away, kicked back while these ladies are busy planning our 2017 LLT fly-in. Ahhh, life is good! 🙂 #1 Kelly Jeffries: RV8 taildragger pilot, captain for American Airlines and the ... Read More »

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. 😉 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— 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 »

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