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Why not just land the damn airplane?!

Why not just land the damn airplane?!

Am I the only person getting tired of this?! How many times have we seen video footage of a Cirrus aircraft deploying its emergency chute and incredibly saving the lives of the pilot and unlucky passengers? Maybe too many to count by now. Cirrus Aircraft reports on their website “There are 125 people alive today because a Cirrus pilot pulled the chute in time to avert a tragedy.” Here&... Read More »

Printable PDF Flyer (LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in!)

Printable PDF Flyer (LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in!)

Here’s your chance to help spread the word! Lady pilots everywhere, nosewheel & tailwheel, are welcome to join us for a weekend of fun and flying at the 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Texas Fly-in/Splash-in! Please print the attached color PDF and distribute to all the female pilots you know KSLR, Sulphur Springs, Texas June 3 – 5, 2016 Pre-registration is required!! Ladies LoveTaildr... Read More »

Picture Proof: Ladies really do love taildraggers!

Picture Proof: Ladies really do love taildraggers!

I absolutely LOVE to see pictures of lady taildragger pilots doing what they love – flying a taildragger – photographing a taildragger – posing with their taildragger. Never ever doubt that ladies really do love taildraggers. The proof is in the awesome pictures they shoot. Here’s a little glimpse into a short 24 hours of my Facebook feed – and I’m sure there we... Read More »

Your dream is calling and I’m not sure you are listening

Your dream is calling and I’m not sure you are listening

Male – Female – Transgender Male pilots – Female pilots – Transgender pilots Successful male pilots – Successful female pilots – Successful transgender pilots Oh brother, I am really opening up a can of worms but I can’t stop myself. I am frustrated, angry, and to be perfectly clear, not happy about something close to my heart – women flying taildrag... Read More »

2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in Poker Run Course

2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in Poker Run Course

Announcing the 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poker Run Course Departures will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 4, 2016 from KSLR, Sulphur Springs Airport, Texas Total round-trip distance 127 nm 1st Stop: Franklin County Airport (F53) @ Mt. Vernon. 2nd Stop: Mt. Pleasant Regional Airport (KOSA) @ Mt. Pleasant. 3rd Stop: Fox Stephens Field-Gilmer Municipal Airport (KJXI) @ Gilmer; Home of Flight of t... Read More »

O HO HO! Who wouldn’t go…skiing? from Lisa Martin

O HO HO! Who wouldn’t go…skiing? from Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin is based at 53U, Ferndale Airfield, Bigfork, Montana. Winter flying, on snow skis (pic at Spotted Bear USFS airstrip in northwest Montana)! A few inches of new snow on top of a good crust makes it easy and is a real life application for soft field landing techniques. The earth is beautiful, washed white as snow, and the air is good! Not so great when there is liquid water lurking under... Read More »

Shalyn Applegate: One Logbook

Shalyn Applegate: One Logbook

Shalyn (Shay) Applegate is based at 15MO, Applegate Airport, Queen City, Missouri.   Here’s one little lady that’s come a long way in a short amount of time. Congratulations to Shalyn Applegate for all her aviation accomplishments. FYI, young women …. and young men, the sky is the limit, literally, when it comes to careers in aviation. If you are smart, passionate about flyi... Read More »

Winter Fun from Lindsay Petre

Winter Fun from Lindsay Petre

Lindsay Petre is based at KDXR, Danbury Municipal Airport, Danbury, Connecticut. I’ve had some of the best times during training. I was doing my tailwheel endorsement during the winter. One day my instructor and I headed over to Candlewood Lake for a bunch of touch and goes on the ice and a photo op. All was fine until the engine decided to get balky just as we were headed for a soft spot th... Read More »

Well now. Doesn’t THIS just suck!  by CloudDancer

Well now. Doesn’t THIS just suck! by CloudDancer

The available landing area on the river at this point looked to be about a mile-and-a-half long, which, in and of itself, should be an adequate distance for the operation today. But just to be sure, I make a timed pass down the length of the river at 60 knots indicated. It turns out to be a minute and 12 seconds from treeline to treeline length-wise, which seems close enough to my estimate. Should... Read More »

Piper PA-12 Alaska Ski Flying (Lisa Preuit)

Piper PA-12 Alaska Ski Flying (Lisa Preuit)

Lisa Preuit is based at PAWS, Wasilla, Alaska.   I recently flew a PA-12 with skis for the first time. The entire concept of flying a plane with no brakes was a bit scary, I will readily admit. My flight instructor, a retired Alaska Airlines captain and bush pilot, explained the entire procedure on the ground before we departed. Once airborne we headed for the lake to look for tracks, signs o... Read More »

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