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Ryan PT22 Recruit Ferry Flight, by Sarah Rovner

Ryan PT22 Recruit Ferry Flight, by Sarah Rovner

Sarah Rovner is founder & CEO of Full Throttle Aviation, a company that offers ferry pilot services and aircraft delivery. She is also captain at Skywest Airline and writes one of the best aviation blogs you’ll find. When it comes to ferrying aircraft, Sarah and Full Throttle Aviation cover it all. With 10 ferry pilots, they specialize in experimental, agricultural, tailwheel, and vintag... Read More »

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

LADIES LOVE TAILDRAGGERS HAUNTED FLYING TOUR September 30 – October 6, 2018 JOIN US FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK OF GHOSTLY FLYING FUN! Taildraggers expected – Nosedraggers accepted Camp under your wing or carpool to motels All adventurous flyers welcome! For those that choose to begin on Day 1, our “Haunted Flying Tour” will cross 6 states. The full Tour includes 7 days of Flying Fun that begin... Read More »

A Fresh RV-4 Perspective by Emilie Phillips

A Fresh RV-4 Perspective by Emilie Phillips

Guest post by Emilie Phillips. Emilie invites you to follow her on her blog at https://j3.org/topics/flying/ A Fresh RV-4 Perspective Author Emilie Phillips “6 1 Alpha Whiskey” ATC broadcast over the radio, “confirm you have information Tango, landing runway 35.” “6 1 Alpha Whiskey has Tango” I affirmed What was I doing wrong that ATC was calling me out? Then I realized I was headed for the closer... Read More »

Announcing the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship Winners!

Announcing the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship Winners!

I am thrilled to announce this year’s LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Scholarship winners! SIX taildraggers scholarships, all made possible by your generous donations. Thank you from me, and thank you from these very happy ladies! Scholarship #1: Tailwheel Endorsement by Carol Walker of Big Q Aviation, Dallas, Texas Winner:  Ellen Robbins from Ferndale, Washington Present Employment: College S... Read More »

A J-5 named Beatrice (The oldest J-5 Cub still flying!)

A J-5 named Beatrice (The oldest J-5 Cub still flying!)

Thanks to Jerry Griggs from Wichita, Kansas for submitting this great story. And special thanks to Brooke Tribley for taking the path less traveled – vintage aircraft ownership and taildragger flying! I bought my first airplane in 1972, a 1940 Piper J-5, but only kept it about two years …. as I ran out of money. It now belongs to 22 year old Brooke Tribley in Navasota, Texas.  As a DPE... Read More »

Women Wise AWEsome Adventures, June 27 – July 1

Women Wise AWEsome Adventures, June 27 – July 1

I am delighted I was invited to speak at this year’s WWaa gathering in Cascade, Idaho, appropriately translated ‘Woman Wise AWEsome Adventures’. Woohoo, I’m flying to Idaho this June! Cool for me but better yet, Christina Tindle has put together another super event for women pilots. Christina is a member of LadiesLoveTaildraggers, owns a Piper Pacer, is a back-country pilot... Read More »

Oh, SH*#, that wasn’t supposed to happen!

Oh, SH*#, that wasn’t supposed to happen!

Thank you to James Schrag, the first person to submit a ‘confession’ in the “What Was I Thinking?” story series. James tells his story beautifully and tops it off with a YouTube video of the moment it happened “…the nose dropped out and headed down”. This is great stuff and a valuable learning lesson for all aspiring aerobatic pilots. James is based at OK9... Read More »

What Was I Thinking?

What Was I Thinking?

When it comes to flying, please tell me I’m not the only pilot who’s done something really stupid. I look back on one particular day in my flying life and think, “You idiot, what were you thinking? That was a really bad idea and could have turned out seriously bad.” My story happened years ago and is about an airplane ride I gave to a 6 year old. At the time it seemed perfe... Read More »

No airplanes or pilots were harmed in the making

No airplanes or pilots were harmed in the making

Giving airplane rides, especially to non-flyers, is one of the greatest gifts pilots can give. Doesn’t matter if the passenger is young or old. Doesn’t matter if it’s the next-door neighbor, a friend-of-a-friend, a co-worker or the kid who’s always hanging around the airport. If they’re interested in airplanes and excited to fly, I hope you give them a ride. One of my... Read More »

Valerie Dereymaeker, Lady Bush Pilot, Invites you to FLY

Valerie Dereymaeker, Lady Bush Pilot, Invites you to FLY

I’m all about supporting lady taildragger pilots and their adventures and doesn’t matter if they’re based in America or half way around the world. There are so many awesome lady taildragger pilots including one special lady pilot I’ve been following for quite a while. She was a nosedragger pilot in Belgium until she got the taildragging bug during a trip to Alaska in 2015. ... Read More »

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