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Who says girls can’t land on sandbars?!

Who says girls can’t land on sandbars?!

It’s short but oh so sweet – the video AND the landing. Diana Votaw’s still at it, shooting great videos of her flying adventures. In this one she says “The weather got warm so we powered up the flying machines and checked out the sand on the Mississippi.”   Hang in there people, it’s warming up fast and you’ll soon be flying all over the place too. For th... Read More »

Bet you can tell Lisa Ann Toll LOVES flying!

Bet you can tell Lisa Ann Toll LOVES flying!

Have you noticed how life just happens and you figure it out as it comes at you? Flight training may be part of that equation and if you really want it, you’ll need a plan. I think what I like about Lisa Ann Toll is that she is passionate about flying, loves taildraggers and has figured out her life priorities. As you can clearly see by the pictures, aviation and taildraggers remain the focu... Read More »

Tracy Salmi a winner at Llano, TX Competition!

Tracy Salmi a winner at Llano, TX Competition!

Congratulations to LLT member Tracy Salmi. Tracy just won 3rd place at the Llano, Texas STOL competition, Light Sport Class. Tracy was flying a RANS S7!! Pilots from across the country converged on Llano, Tx this weekend for the Texas STOL 2014 Roundup. From what I hear, pilots are having a great time participating in some friendly competition with the winners of the five classes going home with s... Read More »

THE TIME HAS COME TO TALK OF STICK AND RUDDER SKILLS

THE TIME HAS COME TO TALK OF STICK AND RUDDER SKILLS

Thank you to my buddy Ray Klaus for sharing his perspective on stick and rudder flying. THE TIME HAS COME TO TALK OF STICK AND RUDDER SKILLS by Red Baron Ray Klaus Modern glass cockpit airplanes have GPS navigators, data-link weather and a host of other high-tech gear that yield very real safety benefits. Even though these electronic marvels make flying easier and safer, the fact remains that the ... Read More »

A Seasoned CFI

A Seasoned CFI

Are biennial flight reviews really supposed to be fun? As of April 1, mine was overdue and I was in the “find a CFI FAST” mode. Luckily a seasoned old timer who instructed out of my airport for years was ready and willing this morning. CFI Ted Matthews has stopped by my hangar over the years for occasional hangar banter and repeatedly volunteered to give me a BFI whenever I needed one.... Read More »

Emilie Ann Phillips’ Frozen Lake Flying in her RV-4; New Hampshire

Emilie Ann Phillips’ Frozen Lake Flying in her RV-4; New Hampshire

Lady taildragger pilot Emilie Ann Phillips sent in these two videos shot with her new GoPro camera. You can’t beat a ring-side seat from an RV-4 approaching the frozen lake at Alton Bay. Emilie’s videos are beautifully shot, fun flying adventures and should convince the rest of us it’s time to get our own GoPros. Her first video is between Jaffrey, Alton Bay, Northwood Lake and C... Read More »

Subercubing in Knik, Alaska area

Subercubing in Knik, Alaska area

This is a Must See, truly mesmerizing YouTube video posted by Mike Kincaid. It’s Alaska as few Alaskans have seen it. 10 out of 10! Thanks to John Graham for forwarding. Read More »

2014 Lady Taildraggers Fly-in Itinerary

2014 Lady Taildraggers Fly-in Itinerary

< Printable Flyin Itinerary PDF ************************************ ** SATURDAY ** LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poker Run to Benefit Wounded Warriors Project Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Gaston’s Resort, 3M0 $25 Donation – Poker Run Stops Not Mandatory Start your day at our 1st poker run stop with breakfast at The Valley Airport (61AR). Lunch stop is Turkey Mountain Airport (MO00). Pick up your 1... Read More »

Karen Croskell: Blackhawk Rotor wash

Karen Croskell: Blackhawk Rotor wash

Very few updates from our pilots provide the kind of real life learning experiences as this one. Thanks, Karen, for telling your story and reminding us of the destructive forces possible with rotor-wash and prop-wash. Glad you’re both OK. Karen Croskell is based at CO15, Kelly Air Park, Elbert, Colorado. Jan 29, 2014 I had just soloed my student (I was a contract CFI for Doss Aviation USAF s... Read More »

The Lucky Lorraine Morris – Checked out in EAA’s B-17, Aluminum Overcast

The Lucky Lorraine Morris – Checked out in EAA’s B-17, Aluminum Overcast

Pilot updates from our ladies don’t get any better than this one from Lorraine Morris. Lorraine is based at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, IL and flies anything and everything. I’d say this falls in the “EVERYTHING” class! I was asked to try out to fly the B-17 owned by EAA, Aluminum Overcast. I just did my tryout last week. Made it, then did the SIC training. I am official, ca... Read More »

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