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Jean Batten and her Percival Gull Six Monoplane

Jean Batten and her Percival Gull Six Monoplane

If you’re like me and lucky enough to visit New Zealand, chances are you’ll be funneled through the International Terminal at Auckland Airport. There, on display, you will find a most interesting piece of aviation history. Suspended from the ceiling is a 1932 British Percival Gull Six monoplane, one of just 48 built. The aircraft, G-ADPR named “Jean”, set two world records ... Read More »

Flying tragedy strikes Tahiti family

Flying tragedy strikes Tahiti family

Today is my first day back from a 17-day, whirlwind trip to New Zealand and Tahiti. I had an unbelievably good time, got to fly a Tiger Moth and a Supercub and spent 41 hours aloft commercially in A340’s, 737’s, A320’s & an ERJ 145. OK, the part about flying 41 hours in coach class not-so-great but what are ya gonna do. In 9 flights, not one time did the captain come back and ask for my expert... Read More »

I’m flying in New Zealand!!

I’m flying in New Zealand!!

I'm visiting the fine country of New Zealand, the land of wooly sheep, kiwi birds and some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. New Zealand has it all; flat lands and snow-covered mountains, rolling hills, volcanic craters, wetlands and fiord lands, all snuggled between ribbons of mostly untouched, pristine coastline. Read More »

Conny Paulusberger, Austria, Piper L-4

Conny Paulusberger, Austria, Piper L-4

Thank you to Conny Paulusberger from Austria for this short but oh-so-sweet lady taildragger pilot update. It´s amazing to see that so many other girls have so much fun at flying taildraggers! 😀 In 2015 I did my first flights on Piper L-4 at Airfield Spitzerberg.  It´s a fantastic airplane and I really enjoyed the hours of flying the cub. I wish you and all your girls many happy landings for 2016!... Read More »

The Secret to Life: Taildragging

The Secret to Life: Taildragging

I declare, as the guru of ladies who love taildraggers, I get the most fascinating emails, Facebook messages and Tweets from the opposite sex. They are always entertaining and, when they appear, the funnest little treats. Generally they are charming, endearing and intriguing messages from men who visit www.LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com and recognize we’ve found the secret to a happy life. A ver... Read More »

Applications now being accepted for 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships

Applications now being accepted for 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships

  Lady pilots, it’s time to apply for the 2016 Ladies Love Taildraggers’ scholarships! Never flown a taildragger? Apply for the “Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship“. Love flying taildraggers but want to sharpen your skills? Apply for the “Stick & Rudder Master Class Scholarship“. 2016 is going to be a great year for two deserving ladies. Why not YOU?!! O... Read More »

Kayleigh Bordner Pilot Update    (Indiana)

Kayleigh Bordner Pilot Update (Indiana)

I’m very happy to post this update about an awesome Indiana pilot, Kayleigh Bordner, who happens to be the future of aviation and ladies who love taildraggers. Kayleigh is currently based at HUF, Terre Haute-Hulman Field, Terre Haute, Indiana but look out world, Kayleigh is coming! I am 21 years old and am currently a senior at Indiana State University where I am still double majoring in Pro... Read More »

Restoration of our 1947 Stinson 108-1

Restoration of our 1947 Stinson 108-1

By Shannon Avon On December 21st an article appeared in General Aviation News “Fighting Off Boredom” about my husband Chuck’s & my Stinson rebuild project. As a member of LadiesLoveTaildraggers, and knowing I was very involved in the restoration, Judy asked me to tell about my work on our project. On January 17th when Chuck left Tennessee to go and get the Stinson from Ohio, ... Read More »

Watch out world, here comes Abby!!

Watch out world, here comes Abby!!

Just in time for Christmas, here’s one of my favorites about a little girl obsessed with airplanes. From 2013…. My friend Sam Habit told me this story and it’s way too good not to share. Sam’s granddaughter, Abby, has always loved airplanes and flying. Abby was on the wing of her grandpa’s Cherokee when she was a few days old. She got her first airplane, a “scooter ty... Read More »

Moose Creek Magic by Wendy Beye

Moose Creek Magic by Wendy Beye

By Wendy Beye Roundup Airport, Montana   One of the most beautiful Idaho backcountry airstrips lies just a short hop west of Hamilton, Montana at the junction of the Selway River and Moose Creek. There are actually two landing strips – one short one with no go-around possible, and a longer one that most visitors use.   The airstrip is in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, and was co... Read More »

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