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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 »

Give a Hand Up to a Lady Taildragger Pilot

Give a Hand Up to a Lady Taildragger Pilot

More than any other, I want one special lady taildragger pilot to come to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in. I don’t want to advertise her situation so I will not mention her name. What I can tell you is she’s a pilot, a mother, and lives a very long way from Poplar Grove Airport where we’re hosting our fly-in. She sent me a sincere and heartfelt message yesterday and I haven... Read More »

Time To Decide. Where will you spend Eclipse Day?

Time To Decide. Where will you spend Eclipse Day?

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for Monday to finally get here. We’re talking Eclipse Day 2017, the most hyped up, long-awaited, solar event of the century. It sounds electrifying! I plan on viewing the eclipse (yes, with solar eclipse glasses 😉 ) with old and new friends from an airport hosting a viewing party & BBQ lunch. Cool. Across the country, along the band of ... Read More »

Kindness and Generosity Thrive at LadiesLoveTaildraggers

Kindness and Generosity Thrive at LadiesLoveTaildraggers

Kindness and generosity are two words I’ve come to associate with our Ladies who Love Taildraggers’ members and the men who love Ladies Love Taildraggers. I’ve met hundreds of people who follow our website, our gatherings, and our ladies and I’m always impressed. They are usually aviatrixes or aviators, or nose-wheel pilots determined to fly a taildragger, or someone who wa... Read More »

Fly-in Update: Unconventional Women Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft!

Fly-in Update: Unconventional Women Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft!

The countdown to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Fly-in is on! Come and be part of the Unconventional Women who Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft Gathering September 7 – 10, 2017 The LadiesLoveTaildraggers Annual Fly-in is fast approaching. Our destination this year is C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois, September 7 – 10. If you haven’t already registered, now’s the t... Read More »

LLT Jewelry For Your Shopping Pleasure!!

LLT Jewelry For Your Shopping Pleasure!!

It took a little effort but I now have a mind-boggling SIX whole pieces of lovely jewelry available in the LadiesLoveTaildraggers STORE. For those asking about earring, there are 2 oh-so-beautiful sets. Woohoo!! I, for one, think all the pieces are pretty awesome and hope you do too. All are available immediately! I’ve included a few pretty pictures you can click-on and go directly to the it... Read More »

Don’t Cry Because It’s Over

Don’t Cry Because It’s Over

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”  Dr. Seuss After 7 nights at AirVenture I’m back home in Indy today, reacquainting myself with air-conditioning, a private shower, and my lonely husband. 😉  Coming home is sweet but oh-my-gosh, it was an incredible week. The flight up and back in my Decathlon, flying loose formation with my friend’s Davis... Read More »

Back in the Game at OSH!

Back in the Game at OSH!

One thing that wasn’t in my plan this week at OSH was losing my cell phone. It’s constantly in my hand or on my hip ready to phone, IM, text or Facebook instantly. Losing it was stressful, but hopeful, given there were limited options where it might be. The panic began when I found it. Someone turned it in to the U of W dorm where I’m staying, smashed to smithereens in the parkin... Read More »

Who is that man on the tram?!!

Who is that man on the tram?!!

My phone got smashed and totally destroyed in a parking lot this evening at OSH. If you try calling or texting me the next few days, you’ll end up in the abyss I hope to retrieve someday soon. Verizon will find me on their doorstep when I get back home but in the meantime I’m NORDO. Sorry for the delay in reporting about all the wonderful women and aircraft that participated in today&#... Read More »

Five Days Remain – Get Yourself to AirVenture!

Five Days Remain – Get Yourself to AirVenture!

It’s exhausting and exhilarating, deafeningly loud and abuzz with excitement. For 7 days in July it’s the busiest airport on earth packed full of people and planes. It’s where I spend one entire week each year –  AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. If you’re not here already, I hope you’re on your way. If you love aircraft of all sorts, and spending time with avia... Read More »

Living the Good Life at OSH!

Living the Good Life at OSH!

I’m at AirVenture 2017 and having way too much fun for my own good. Seriously, we’re talking early mornings and late nights because OSH is a full sensory overload, non-stop experience. If you have time to rest, you’re missing out! I’m 3 days into my 8 day adventure and am blown away by the extraordinary Homebuilt, Vintage and Antique aircraft I’ve seen. And then there... Read More »

It was a 2-Ship Adventure!

It was a 2-Ship Adventure!

Woohoo, I made it to OSH!! My buddy Dennis Hutchinson and I flew a 2-ship Saturday from MQJ to OSH; me in my oh-so-gorgeous Decathlon and Dennis in his just completed homebuilt restoration project, a Davis DA-2A. Both birds are patriotic as heck flashing nothing but red white & blue! 🙂 The weather stretching from OSH to my home base at MQJ (central Indiana) has been lousy. Our goal was to depa... 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 »

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