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The 2017 LLT Fly-in VIDEO!!!

The 2017 LLT Fly-in VIDEO!!!

Pump up your volume then sit back and enjoy the 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Fly-in video! How in the world did we do it all in just 3 days?! There are two versions, your choice to zip through it quickly or take your time and see each photo for 3 seconds. Fast paced (3:45) and slow paced (8:55). Fast paced version Slow paced version Read More »

LLT Fly-in Beneficiaries 

LLT Fly-in Beneficiaries 

I’m happy to report that attendees to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in raised a significant amount of money for some very special organizations: The LLT Poker Run raised $1300 for the OSCAR MIKE Foundation. Oscar Mike Foundation’s mission is to see all injured Veterans utilize their full potential and live rewarding and productive lives. The Saturday evening live auction raised over $3200 for... Read More »

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?!!

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?!!

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in? Now that’s a really great question. The airport that will host the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in is unknown at this point. Truth is, I don’t have a clue. What I can tell you is Poplar Grove Airport was an incredible host for our 2017 LLT fly-in. I fell in love with C77 and the remarkable ladies based there. Fortunately... Read More »

Celia Vanderpool’s GANews article, ‘Totally Eclipsed’

Celia Vanderpool’s GANews article, ‘Totally Eclipsed’

Celia Vanderpool, a Cessna 180 owner and LadiesLoveTaildraggers member from Southern California, has an excellent article just out in ‘General Aviation News’. Check out Totally Eclipsed, Celia’s story about watching the eclipse unfold high over the 12,000′ Montana Sawtooth Mountains. I decided the best place to view the eclipse was over the Sawtooth Mountain range, which sw... Read More »

Laura Stants flying the North American T-6 Texan

Laura Stants flying the North American T-6 Texan

I’m happy to say that two of the ladies who flew to our Poplar Grove C77 LLT fly-in were local to me in Indianapolis. Both these gals are constantly on the move but they’re still Hoosiers. Laura Stants flew one of the few non-taildraggers to the C77 LadiesLoveTaildraggers fly-in, an Aerostar twin, encouraged by Kayleigh Bordner to fly there any way they could get there! I had to laugh ... Read More »

There are Thongs Dangling from my Bird

There are Thongs Dangling from my Bird

Dang, are you serious? The mystery continues! Every year for the last 4 years (maybe 5) at the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, the last day – the morning we’re all putting our pilot heads back on and packing up to fly home, I pull up to my airplane and find a thong dangling from my wing. This year TWO thongs!! It’s high time I find out who this serial thonger is. I need to exchang... Read More »

Thank you for getting a Lady Taildragger Pilot to C77

Thank you for getting a Lady Taildragger Pilot to C77

Two weeks before the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in I posted about “Giving a Hand Up to a Lady Taildragger Pilot”. I wanted to help one special lady taildragger pilot who was temporarily down on her luck, get to Poplar Grove for our fly-in. Five generous people clicked the Paypal button and came to her rescue; Julie Thomas, Bill Tracy, Sharon Tinkler, Anne Wright and Nothing New Avi... Read More »

LLT Pilot Wins Stearman Spot Landing Contest!

LLT Pilot Wins Stearman Spot Landing Contest!

Outstanding news from the National Stearman Fly-in at Galesburg, Illinois (KGBG), this year September 4 thru 9. This famous fly-in has been held annually for 46 years and celebrates “the biplane that introduced more of World War II’s “Greatest Generation” to flight than any other airplane”. The excellent news is LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member Julie Thomas won 1st place in this ye... Read More »

Saturday @ the C77 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in!!

Saturday @ the C77 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in!!

Another fabulous day at the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in. We did it all – Poker Run and Lady Taildraggers Plane Walk and Dogs ‘n Brats lunch and BBQ dinner and fundraising auction for the Poplar Grove Vintage Wheels and Wings Museum. It was a jam packed day that totally rocked! A crazy few hours sleep is what most have been living on. It all ends tomorrow — we can sleep when... Read More »

Friday at the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in!

Friday at the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in!

The ladies are arriving! The LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in officially kicked off today and what a blast! The day started with an amazing breakfast prepared by John and Pupae Ricciotti; made to order omelets, blueberry pancakes, fresh fruit, Thai rice soup, fried potatoes, sausage …. you get the idea. Our fly-in runs through Sunday morning so if you’re in the area, please stop by C7... Read More »

Thursday Early Arrival Day @ the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in!

Thursday Early Arrival Day @ the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in!

Lady taildragger pilots, get yourself to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in at C77, Poplar Grove Airport. Today was early arrival day.  We spent the early part of the day setting up for an afternoon of welcoming lady taildragger pilots. We also had a lot of fun with an early morning flight with Tina Thomas in her Waco SRE and an afternoon flight with Ken Morris in his and Lorraine Morris’ Bee... Read More »

WooHoo, Judy & Kate FLY to LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in!

WooHoo, Judy & Kate FLY to LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in!

What a fabulous time Kate and I had making our way to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in! We’re here at C77, Poplar Grove Airport, west of Chicago with my bird all tucked in, tied down outside for the night. Flying out this morning, I opted to skip our intended refueling/breakfast stop which was sitting on the edge of a low cloud bank. Instead we landed at KIKK, Kankakee, Illinois and felt ri... Read More »

Pilots Needed for Texas Relief: Operation AirDrop

Pilots Needed for Texas Relief: Operation AirDrop

Texas LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member Gayla Maas is participating in an effort to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, Operation AirDrop. “Operation Airdrop (OAD) is a volunteer rescue organization composed of General Aviation pilots (who) have assembled to transport supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey. OAD’s primary focus is the harder to reach communities along the Texas Gulf C... Read More »

New Video Details What You Need to Know if attending the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in

New Video Details What You Need to Know if attending the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers Annual Fly-in is fast approaching. Our destination this year is C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois, September 7 – 10.  Fly-in Registration is required – now’s the time! Ladies and their guests are welcome to stay with a host family or camp on the field. Motels will be difficult to find because of a HUGE soccer tournament happening the same time. Want t... Read More »

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