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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 »

Unconventional Flying High Weddings

Unconventional Flying High Weddings

  If you believe in true love, romance, adventure and flying, you just may be one of the rare couples we are looking for. If your wedding was completely unconventional, if it involved airplanes and flying, if it was unorthodox by traditional church wedding standards, then you have a story that needs to be told! If you’re like me, you’re thinking it’ll be fun to hear from cou... 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 »

The Flying Lesson, A Short Film

The Flying Lesson, A Short Film

Many thanks to Dan Wilkins for discovering this wonderful little video. “The Flying Lesson” is a short film by Phil Hawkins featuring Jessica Blake and Richard J. Fletcher. It was shot in only 5 days on a shoestring budget but I think you’ll be surprised by the quality of the film making and the awesome Tiger Moth aerial shots. The cinematography is beautiful and the story will p... Read More »

Kathy Harkness: Labor of Love — Horn Point Clean Up Party

Kathy Harkness: Labor of Love — Horn Point Clean Up Party

Author: Kathy Harkness I belong to collection of classic airplane enthusiasts called the “Potomac Antique Aero Squadron.” For many years this group has hosted a spring fly-in at MD18, Horn Point Aerodrome. This property was once owned by the DuPont family, and is now maintained by the University of Maryland, who have an environmental science lab there. The university graciously allows ... Read More »

Heidi Stoeppler: Flying the Taylorcraft over the Missouri River

Heidi Stoeppler: Flying the Taylorcraft over the Missouri River

Author:  Heidi Stoeppler This lovely little Taylorcraft will soon be mine! I’m super excited! Looking forward to all the adventures we’re going to have! Read More »

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