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Meet Wally!!

Meet Wally!!

What do you do when you’ve had an airplane for sale on Barnstormers for a long time and it doesn’t sell? You trade it! In Indiana, when you trade airplanes of equal value, there’s no sales tax. Find the right person, the right airplane, and it’s an easy swap; a little paperwork, a call to the insurance company and that’s it. Trading is just what Boyd and I did with th... Read More »

UPDATE: LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in

UPDATE: LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in

The planning committee for our September LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Illinois Fly-in met bright and early this morning. Six ladies at C77, along with me remotely in Indy, charged through Kelly Jeffries’ action packed agenda. We’re hyped and getting ready for the best-yet LLT fly-in. Just listening to the details these gals are planning would get anybody excited! I can tell you ... Read More »

Ladies Love Taildraggers ‘Must Attend’ list, AirVenture 2017

Ladies Love Taildraggers ‘Must Attend’ list, AirVenture 2017

AirVenture (OSH) is the one place on earth you’re sure to run into oodles of lady taildragger pilots. That single fact makes it my #2 fly-in destination every year. Come-on now, you know my #1 fly-in destination every year is the LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ annual fly-in! If you’re a lady taildragger pilot, or wanna be a lady taildragger pilot, get yourself to Oshkosh, Wisconsin this... Read More »

EAA Sport Aviation Magazine’s June Article ‘Ann Pellegreno – Flying The Earhart Trail’

EAA Sport Aviation Magazine’s June Article ‘Ann Pellegreno – Flying The Earhart Trail’

2017, the 50th Anniversary of Ann Pellegreno’s historic Earhart Trail World-Flight, is bringing renewed attention to Ann and her successful flight. In commemoration, EAA Sport Aviation Magazine’s June issue features an excellent article by Jim Busha, “Around the World in 30 Minutes – The 50th Anniversary of Flying The Earhart Trail”. For those unfamiliar with Ann Pell... Read More »

Lady Taildragger Pilot/Rans S-20 Homebuilder, 1st Test Flight

Lady Taildragger Pilot/Rans S-20 Homebuilder, 1st Test Flight

Lady Taildragger Pilots Rock! Not everyone has the skill or motivation to build their own aircraft, let alone fly it when it’s a taildragger. Livia from Tullahoma, Tennessee is the exception. She flew her newly completed Rans Design S-20 on its maiden test flight June 9, 2017, a success on every level. Congrats to Liv and many thanks to Sharon Tinkler for providing the video footage. Read More »

Kathryn Brenner Finally Gets To FLY!

Kathryn Brenner Finally Gets To FLY!

Sometimes the stars align and childhood dreams really do come true. Occasionally someone who deserves a break actually gets that chance of a lifetime. I met 17 year old, high school senior Kathryn Brenner yesterday, as planned and right on schedule at the Denny’s Restaurant in Lebanon, Indiana. She pulled up in an older, typical high-school kid kinda car, plastered with ‘I’d Rath... Read More »

Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23

Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23

Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23 celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Piper J-3 Cub Ladies Love Taildraggers’ member Jessica Voruda is one of the organizers for the 2nd Cubs 2 Oshkosh event kicking off in Hartford, Wisconsin (KHXF) immediately before AirVenture in Oshkosh. She’d like to invite all lady taildragger pilots to join in the fun and festivities. All people an... Read More »

Our Ladies had a BLAST flying today!

Our Ladies had a BLAST flying today!

Lady taildragger pilots are the coolest, most adventurous, downright awesome pilots on the planet. This is the first weekend of June 2017, weeks before summer officially kicks off, and our ladies are out there doing their thing. Here’s a tiny sample of the FUN that awaits ladies who fly tailwheel aircraft! Mary Build. Mary is in the midst of an adventure that just doesn’t quit. She fle... Read More »

Nic Orchard’s Incredible Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion

Nic Orchard’s Incredible Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion

Fundraisers are common but rarely do they involve aviation — and never as spectacularly as this one. Well done, lady taildragger pilot Nic Orchard! Nic is currently at 75% of her fundraising goal. My challenge involves WWI sites involved in the defence of the country ….. and a long day of flying my Aeronca 7AC Champ. Take off was May 24, 2017 at 06:10, once the fog cleared sufficiently... Read More »

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

The 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in! C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10 Early arrivals Thursday, Sept. 7 JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN & FLYING AT POPLAR GROVE AIRPORT, C77! THIS IS A REMARKABLE AIRPORT AND HOME TO MANY WOMEN TAILDRAGGER PILOTS. 2 GRASS and 1 HARD SURFACE RUNWAY 12/30, 3773′ X 50′, HARDSURFACE 9/27, 2709′ X 200̸... Read More »

Glider Towing Employment in Colorado

Glider Towing Employment in Colorado

Submitted by Carol Walker Glider towing employment, KAFF, USAF Academy Airfield, Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are looking for experienced tailwheel pilots to tow gliders utilizing PA-18-180’s. Must have commercial rating and minimum 100 hrs tailwheel. Excellent wages and benefits. Some glider towing experience required. Must be available to work in Colorado 15 days/month and you will know ... Read More »

10 Things You Need To Know To Become A Pilot

10 Things You Need To Know To Become A Pilot

Welcome to LadiesLoveTaildraggers.  This is the first in a series of articles I’ll be writing about earning a Private Pilot Certificate. Up next: ‘Getting a Private Pilot Certificate in a Taildragger’ I am NOT the expert on becoming a pilot, but I am a pilot. I achieved this near god-like status in 1939, at age 5, but I was very special. OK, ok, maybe not exactly. Read on, aviati... Read More »

Me and BasicMed Reform

Me and BasicMed Reform

BasicMed Excitement I’ve been talking to pilots for years about the pipe-dream known as Third Class Medical Reform – the long touted savior to pilots young and old, the perfectly fit and the less than perfect. I’ve read many an article and kept up with the ever changing renditions as they surfaced. I’ve hashed over the subject time after time with other pilots, and sometime... Read More »

1946 LUSCOMBE 8A LSA $22,500 For Sale

1946 LUSCOMBE 8A LSA $22,500 For Sale

Texan taildragger pilot, Amy Haass, is selling her bird! Amy is based at  66XS, Baylie Airport, Westminster, Texas. Contact information below. A woman has owned this baby for the last 30 years! 15 for me and 15 + for the gal I bought it from! I’d LOVE to see her stay in good hands. I’m looking for a C180 now 🙂 TT Airframe 2660 – 270 SMOH Continental 65-8A. Always hangared. Millen... Read More »

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