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5 Airports in 10 Days Halloween Flying Challenge!

5 Airports in 10 Days Halloween Flying Challenge!

OK people, are you up for some Halloween flying fun?! Dan Wilkins, my friend with the fantabulous black and orange, albeit Halloween colored Waco UPF-7, has challenged everyone …. and that means either sex …. to a Halloween Flying Challenge. Halloween Flying Challenge?? I’m in!! Here’s the deal according to Dan.   Dan Wilkins 5 Airports in 10 Days Halloween Challenge! ... Read More »

Wally and me!

Wally and me!

The day I met Wally Wogenstahl I had other things to do. I finally had an 8 hour block of time, morning through afternoon, and was going to spend it working on my laptop, sitting quietly at my kitchen table with the blinds closed. I wasn’t going to look outside and I surely wasn’t going to go flying. There was important work to be done! That was until Wally called wanting to see my Ran... Read More »

Mary Build’s FIVE Piper PA-12 Super Cruisers

Mary Build’s FIVE Piper PA-12 Super Cruisers

I get excited when I hear about a woman, any woman, owning a Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser. I get downright giddy when I hear from a woman who has owned FIVE!  Many thanks to Mary Build for sharing her story with LadiesLoveTaildraggers.   I was doing seaplane scenic flights when the FAA asked me to become a CFI. They needed a place to stay current and liked the way I cared for my equipment. At th... Read More »

Flying Ladies Who Inspire!

Flying Ladies Who Inspire!

I’m busy posting photos all the time, but my most favorite are the ones that prove ladies really do LOVE to fly taildraggers. You are one awesome group of gals who continually inspire me! My hope is that posting pictures of women flying and having fun with their birds will inspire more ladies to get out there and do it too. Personally, my goal is to fly as much, as often, and as far as possi... Read More »

Should It Stay or Should it Go?

Should It Stay or Should it Go?

It’s been an emotional week for me but, truth is, it all began months before 3rd Class Medical Reform passed and was signed into law. So what’s going on? First I should say, I’ve held a private pilot ticket since I was 21. Five years ago I made the difficult decision to exercise my right to fly light sport privileges and forgo the whole medical thing. Even though it seemed ridicu... Read More »

How do they make their Spartans so shiny?

How do they make their Spartans so shiny?

If you’re like me and do not own a beautifully polished aluminum aircraft, you may wonder how they keep them so shiny. Of all the taildraggers that get my heart pounding, a perfectly polished, shiny C-140, C-195, Globe Swift, Ryan, or best yet, Spartan, will stop me in my tracks. Bet you know exactly what I’m talking about! With Spartan owner Jim Savage’s permission, I am reposti... Read More »

Engine out! Do not be a Stall Spin Statistic.

Engine out! Do not be a Stall Spin Statistic.

11 Hours ago I shared a post on Facebook by Dan Gryder. It was about a stall spin accident that happened 16 years ago today to a young man and 2 his passengers, friends of Dan Gryders. All perished in the accident. Could it have been avoided? Dan in the years since has gone to great lengths to determine what happened inside that cockpit when the engine failed and how pilots deal with the immediate... Read More »

Elizabeth Reese

Elizabeth Reese

I love getting updates from our lady pilots. This one’s from Elizabeth Reese who is flying a 1941 Piper J4E with a C75. Keep it up Elizabeth!! I flew the Cub to Marble for the first time ever this weekend! Another bucket list item checked off! 😊       Read More »

Our Slow Dance Through the Sky

Our Slow Dance Through the Sky

It’s been a very interesting few days at the Triple Tree Fly-in in South Carolina. I arrived Triple Tree feeling on top-of-the-world, off for a fun few days with my buds Yvette & Bill Tracy in their Supercub – me in my Rans S7. We’d met up in Kentucky, topped off our tanks and flew southwest to 3A2 New Tazewell, Tennessee for our last fuel stop before crossing the mountains i... Read More »

Thursday at Triple Tree, SC Fly-in

Thursday at Triple Tree, SC Fly-in

People fly into Triple Tree because they like airplanes, but they stay because they like the people even more. Hope to see many more lady taildragger pilots on Friday. 5:00 p.m. on the Terrace, same place as dinner. It’s our LadiesLoveTaildraggers meet & greet event. If you’re here, are a lady, and love any kind of airplane, please join us!       Read More »

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