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Tuesday: Feeling the Love at AirVenture!

Tuesday: Feeling the Love at AirVenture!

Tuesday at AirVenture was a happy, hot-as-hades, sun-shining day! Today was our first LadiesLoveTaildraggers get-together of the week and lady taildragger pilots and guests showed up in record numbers. We met for lunch on the north side of the North Forty, the Hilton Garden Inn, many of us meeting for the first time. There were no strangers though – that’s how it is with pilots everywh... Read More »

Day One Blasted off at AirVenture!

Day One Blasted off at AirVenture!

Monday, July 25, day one of AirVenture! Officially it’s ‘Opening Day’ but truth is, it’s been cranking for days. Vendors and volunteers have been working across the field getting their own littleĀ piece of the puzzle ready for today.That’s normal. What’s not so normal is that pre-opening customer crowds seem to have shown up in record numbers. I’ve heard al... Read More »

I flew my Homebuilt to AirVenture!

I flew my Homebuilt to AirVenture!

Stay tuned. Lots more coming from OSH in the days ahead. Lady taildragger pilots and their guests, don’t forget to join our group at noon on Tuesday or Friday at 11:30 at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop Terrace Cafe. We have about 50 people registered but you are welcome to show up at the last minute! Just come.   Read More »

Fog & Thunderstorms be damned, I made it to OSH!!

Fog & Thunderstorms be damned, I made it to OSH!!

It’s Saturday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, two days before the big dance begins, and I’m here – early! You know I wouldn’t miss AirVenture for the world but I usually don’t arrive on Saturday, two days ahead of time. Truth is, I’ve been watching the weather for the last few days trying to pick the perfect day to fly here. No point in coming too early – but heave... Read More »

AirVenture Live ATC and What’s Happening When!

AirVenture Live ATC and What’s Happening When!

Listening to live ATC is one of the greatest ways to enjoy AirVenture, whether you’re parked in a lawn chair along 9/27 or sitting at home in your Lazyboy. Take advantage of the Fisk VFR Approach link and sense the excitement every pilot approaching Fisk must be feeling. Or take your pick and listen to the South Tower or the North Tower where there’ll be a non-stop line of pilots doing... Read More »

A Sunny Cubbin’ Kind of Day!

A Sunny Cubbin’ Kind of Day!

Thank you Vanessa Jump Nelson for sharing such a fun day with us all! Oregon LLT’s, having a sunny Cubbin’ kind of day! My Cub (Tumbleweed), had a playdate with her fellow Cub (Gladys) recently. My husband and I flew from our home airport of Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3) to Lebanon, Oregon (S30) for breakfast where we rendezvoused with the other Cub (Gladys), two Cherokees, and an RV, all fr... Read More »

Help get Julie to AirVenture!!!

Help get Julie to AirVenture!!!

I just discovered that Julie Vessigault won’t be at OSH because she flat-out can’t afford to get there. Julie’s the special lady that drives cross country to airshows & flyins across America, washing aircraft to pay her way. Julie’s not a pilot but she LOVES taildraggers. She especially loves Warbirds. I was tickled when Julie showed up at our LadiesLoveTaildraggers Sav... Read More »

Tailwheel Training Quote: “I had a blast!”

Tailwheel Training Quote: “I had a blast!”

TW Scholarship winner Brittany Reinbolt is barely back from training with Brian Lansburgh at Tailwheel Town but took the time to shoot me this awesome email. What a fantastic declaration about earning her tailwheel endorsement! Thank you Brittany. I particularly loved your very first comment and welcome you to the land of taildraggers!; “I had a blast and am so happy to be apart of the tailw... Read More »

Congratulations to our next 2016 Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations to our next 2016 Scholarship Winner!

Amazing things can happen when goodhearted aviatrixes are involved. I received a message a week ago that a lady taildragger pilot would like to make a donation to our LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship Fund. A whopping $1500 donation! My heart nearly stopped. If it happened, we could send our next-in-line ‘Stick & Rudder Master Class’ applicant to train with Brian Lansburgh in Oreg... Read More »

Guiding Force or Remarkable Coincidence?

Guiding Force or Remarkable Coincidence?

You decide. Was it a remarkable coincidence or a supernatural guiding force? It’s noon, the air is transitioning from ‘morning smooth’ to ‘afternoon thermals’ and I’m flying along at 2500′ on a solo cross-country. I’m flying my Rans S7, all 680 pounds of it, and starting to get pushed around by little updrafts and downdrafts. Totally normal – t... Read More »

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