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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 »

Vote for your favorite “Selfie Contest” Entries!

Vote for your favorite “Selfie Contest” Entries!

Vote for your favorite Selfies! It’s time to cast your votes! Everyone is allowed 3 votes, one vote per picture. Double click on randomly displayed images to view full size. Feel free to share on Facebook and Tweet for maximum exposure. Keep in mind “Likes” on Facebook do not count as votes. All votes must be cast under the following pictures. Voting ends midnight, Saturday Nov. ... 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 »

Mike & Sherry Finney, Married 14 November, 1985

Mike & Sherry Finney, Married 14 November, 1985

The second submission in our “High Flying Wedding” series was sent in by the groom of 29 years, Mike Finney from Indiana. Married 11-14-1985 Michael E. & Sherry A. (Godfrey) Finney Our story started in high school in the winter of 1971. Sherry was 15 and I was 16. We met at a dance on a Friday night at the school.  We spent the next 2 years together “going steady”. We m... Read More »

“Selfie” Photo Contest!

“Selfie” Photo Contest!

 It’s time for a “Selfie”! Thank you Jan Johnson for the perfect sample “Selfie”! Time to have some fun and show off your taildragger selfies in the process! To enter the LLT Selfie Contest simply upload your Pilot Selfie below. Keep in mind we’re talking selfies; arm’s length, self-taken pixs shot with your cell phone. Photo must include your closeup and ... Read More »

Applications now being accepted for the 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships

Applications now being accepted for the 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship” and for the first time a “Stick & Rudder Master Class Scholarship“. Thanks to generous donations by our members, supporters and CFI Brian Lansburgh, 2015 is going to be a great year for two deserving ladies. Just who those ladies will be is anyone’s be... Read More »

Mary & Dennis Nolan, Married 20 April, 2013

Mary & Dennis Nolan, Married 20 April, 2013

Thank you to Mary Nolan for kicking off our “Flying High Wedding” series so beautifully. Enjoy the story of Mary & Dennis Nolan’s airborne wedding in a Beech 18 — somewhere over Tennessee! Dennis Nolan and I were married on 20 April, 2013 in a Beech-18. We met the year prior because many of our friends believed our backgrounds were a perfect match. Dennis has flown Bona... Read More »

SKYWAYS: The Lindbergh Bird – Then & Now

SKYWAYS: The Lindbergh Bird – Then & Now

Tina Thomas and Andrew King made the cover of SKYWAYS Magazine recently, pictured with the Lindbergh/Fichera Bird. You may recall this aircraft underwent repairs at Poplar Grove Airport and Tina Thomas was the first to fly her after the winter repairs. To me, there’s a remarkable connection between the lucky women who have owned and flown this beautiful “bird”. In a world where a... Read More »

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