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1 Day Visits:  Holland, Michigan (KHLM)

1 Day Visits: Holland, Michigan (KHLM)

One-day-visits are one of the best things about summer flying. Dragging out the charts, getting on SkyVector and checking the “calculate distance” on AirNav are all part of pilot summer routines. “How far can I fly today?” quickly followed by “Where am I going?” are the eternal questions. I use a variety of methods to pick my destinations; TAFs, friend recommend... Read More »

Best “Summer Flying Picture” Contest!

Best “Summer Flying Picture” Contest!

Picture CONTEST Send in your BEST “Summer Flying Picture(s)” for chance to win a LadiesLoveTaildraggers Live Love Fly tshirt. Picture can be….. You in your taildragger. You out of your taildragger. You under your taildragger. From your taildragger. Just make sure there’s a taildragger involved! If you really want to win a LLT tshirt, send in your awesome pictures NOW!  Cont... Read More »

Amal’s Adventures at Tailwheel Town

Amal’s Adventures at Tailwheel Town

Amal Ajmi, our 2015 Stick & Rudder Master Class scholarship winner, has completed her course with Brian Lansburgh and is back home in Alaska. From all reports, it was a fantastic experience for Amal and a heck of a lot of fun for Brian. Many thanks to Amal for encompassing so well her time at Tailwheel Town. Amal’s Adventures at Tailwheel Town My fellow pilots. Have finally recouped and am rea... Read More »

Join LadiesLoveTaildraggers at Antique Airfield, Blakesburg, Iowa

Join LadiesLoveTaildraggers at Antique Airfield, Blakesburg, Iowa

Looking for Lady Taildragger pilots who fly Classic & Antique Aircraft!  Especially Curtiss Robin and Stinson 108’s Antique Aircraft Association’s AAA/APM Invitational Fly-In September 2-7, 2015 Featuring Curtiss Robin and Stinson 108 Aircraft This year’s theme: Record setting airplanes and their pilots  This private fly-in is a spectacular annual event that honors all classi... Read More »

B-17 Aluminum Overcast’s Flight into OSH

B-17 Aluminum Overcast’s Flight into OSH

Having recently experienced another fantastic week at AirVenture meeting lots of great people, I can tell you that my new hero is lady taildragger pilot Lorraine Morris. During past AirVentures you may have seen Lorraine in the “Vintage” area demonstrating how to correctly hand prop an aircraft. For several years, she and husband Ken were partners in this daily exercise-in-safety. Thin... Read More »

Hatz Biplane: I got it grandpa!

Hatz Biplane: I got it grandpa!

Here’s an awesome photo taken at the annual Hatz Biplane Fly-in, Brodhead, Wisconsin. Four year old Maddy Givens took her first ride in her granddad’s Hatz Biplane last weekend and fell in love. Her mother, Jenny Givens, reports “She’s going to be a taildragger pilot, for sure!” Read More »

LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirts on Sale!

LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirts on Sale!

Black Unisex Live Love Fly t-shirts on sale! $16 each, plus postage Support LadiesLoveTaildraggers! Proceeds from t-shirt sales cover website expenses and upgrades to LadiesLoveTaildraggers. You will find no advertising on this website. ORDER BLACK T-SHIRT Other t-shirt styles $20 each plus postage. Quantities are limited and Medium & Large Blue and XXL in all styles are out-of-stock. Order Bl... Read More »

A Brand New Private Pilot: Cammi Benson!

A Brand New Private Pilot: Cammi Benson!

Woohoo!! A private pilot is born! Cammi Benson, who started flying in a Cessna 140 when she was only 15, now has more than a Tailwheel Endorsment. Cammi passed her checkride with flying colors on July 25 and is now a Private Pilot. Cammi has a well-rounded logbook. She’s also flown helicopters, aerobatic airplanes, sailplanes and even jets. That’s one Benson down and one to go. Cammi’s mom, Julie,... Read More »

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

This post by Stirling Moore, one of our two 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship winners, is a glowing testimonial about her experiences at Tailwheel Town and appreciation for the scholarship. My time in Tailwheel Town by Stirling Moore I flew this morning. It was a gorgeous, bluebird day and I meandered over the county, checking livestock, water, fence lines, and tipping my wings at neighborin... Read More »

Personal Stories from Oshkosh

Personal Stories from Oshkosh

AirVenture 2015 is behind me now but I’m still enjoying OSH by following everyone’s pictures and stories on Twitter and Facebook. I know the big party doesn’t end till this afternoon, July 26, but it appears things are winding down and many have made the trip back home. My feet tell the tale of an OSH filled with sunshine from sunrise to sunset & miles and miles of walking. I... Read More »

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