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Introducing young girls to flying

Introducing young girls to flying

This post submitted by lady taildragger pilot Lynn Gardner. On March 7th I was pleased to participate in introducing a group of young girls to flying. Held in Ocala, Florida, we had 20 young girls attend a morning event sponsored by the local EAA chapter and coordinated by CarolAnn Garratt. The group each flew a young eagle flight, did a preflight, had a ground school session and took a tour of th... Read More »

What the heck is a LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?~!!!

What the heck is a LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?~!!!

Hard to believe but 2015 will be our SIXTH annual LadiesLoveTaildraggers fly-in. Heaven forbid, if you’ve missed our fly-ins in the past, be part of the fun this year and put us on your calendar. The 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in/Splash-in is at KSLR, Sulphur Springs, Texas, May 29 – 31, 2015! Check out the video for a glimpse of past LLT fly-ins. (Sorry 2014 – this video pr... Read More »

Lake Superior’s Frozen “Apostle Islands National Lakeshore”

Lake Superior’s Frozen “Apostle Islands National Lakeshore”

Many thanks to Jeff Russell for sharing his amazing photos. Last week Jeff, his lovely wife, even the doggie, flew their Supercub three hours north to the jewel of Lake Superior, Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wisconsin. There, they landed on the ice within 1/4 mile of the park boundary.The lake is frozen and ice formations and caves have formed, creating an astoundingly beautiful sight. Jeff ... Read More »

Love Is In The Air!

Love Is In The Air!

MEN! MEN! MEN! Ladies, what are we to do with all the men that love LadiesLoveTaildraggers?! I hear from them frequently. They email. They Facebook.They Tweet. They even register for membership in LadiesLoveTaildraggers. Over time, I’ve learned their interest comes in several forms. Some men are OK with silently and quietly observing from afar. Others are a little more aggressive and want to... Read More »

AVWeb video “Cub vs. Champ” Shootout

AVWeb video “Cub vs. Champ” Shootout

Hot off the AVWeb press is lady taildragger pilot Elaine Kauh and co-presenter Paul Bertorelli comparing two great old taildraggers, the Aeronca Champ and the classic Piper J-3 Cub. It’s chocked full of nice flying video and commentary on the differences in how they fly. And for those thinking about purchasing a light sport aircraft, a few thoughts about flying a 60+ year old taildragger vs.... Read More »

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

SUN ‘n FUN 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Meetup

Who’s going to SUN ‘n FUN?!! I am! And hoping the Lakeland Linder Airport in Florida will be covered in SUNSHINE April 21 – 26, the week of the fly-in. I would love to organize a meetup for our lady taildragger pilots, and friends of LadiesLoveTaildraggers, on Friday, April 24. Only problem is, I don’t have a meet up location.┬áIf you know SUN ‘n FUN better than I do, ... Read More »

Amal Ajmi & her

Wisdom in the Bush(es)

Amal Ajmi lives in Alaska and flies in the Fairbanks area. If you’ve been around LadiesLoveTaildraggers a while, you’ve read one or more of her contributing posts. She’s good – really good! I recently asked Amal to send me an update on her AK flying and she responded in spades. I read her email, then I reread it and made a few notes to self. I tell you people, we’re a... Read More »

Say “YES” to The Tailwheeler’s Journal 2015

Say “YES” to The Tailwheeler’s Journal 2015

Brian Lansburgh from Tailwheel Town is on a roll – figuratively and literally! He kicked off 2015 with a couple of not-to-be missed articles in “The Tailwheeler’s Journal” making me happy I’m on his auto email list. Brian has a way of cutting to the chase and is a very vocal advocate of practicing precision airmanship via flying closer to the edge of the envelope. He&... Read More »

EAA Skiplane Fly-in 2015

EAA Skiplane Fly-in 2015

Thank you Jessica Voruda for forwarding your fantastic skiplane flying video! Jessica explains, “It’s a collection of video I shot during the 2015 EAA Skiplane Fly-In at Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on February 7th, 2015. A lot of nice taildragger aircraft on skis. Filmed and edited by this lady.” And you are so right Jessica. I loved the panoramas of Pioneer Airport and... Read More »

Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine Inaccuracy

Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine Inaccuracy

I’m late to the Facebook commenting party! However, I did read (with much interest) Katie Mullins’ post in the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Facebook group. For those not on Facebook or those who didn’t follow it, Katie posted: “Only 555 women have completed their pilot’s license in the past 35 years! WHAT!?!” She followed her comment with a photo and link to an articl... Read More »

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