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Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23

Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23

Cubs 2 Oshkosh kicks off in Hartford, WI July 21-23 celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Piper J-3 Cub Ladies Love Taildraggers’ member Jessica Voruda is one of the organizers for the 2nd Cubs 2 Oshkosh event kicking off in Hartford, Wisconsin (KHXF) immediately before AirVenture in Oshkosh. She’d like to invite all lady taildragger pilots to join in the fun and festivities. All people an... Read More »

Our Ladies had a BLAST flying today!

Our Ladies had a BLAST flying today!

Lady taildragger pilots are the coolest, most adventurous, downright awesome pilots on the planet. This is the first weekend of June 2017, weeks before summer officially kicks off, and our ladies are out there doing their thing. Here’s a tiny sample of the FUN that awaits ladies who fly tailwheel aircraft! Mary Build. Mary is in the midst of an adventure that just doesn’t quit. She fle... Read More »

Nic Orchard’s Incredible Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion

Nic Orchard’s Incredible Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion

Fundraisers are common but rarely do they involve aviation — and never as spectacularly as this one. Well done, lady taildragger pilot Nic Orchard! Nic is currently at 75% of her fundraising goal. My challenge involves WWI sites involved in the defence of the country ….. and a long day of flying my Aeronca 7AC Champ. Take off was May 24, 2017 at 06:10, once the fog cleared sufficiently... Read More »

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, C77, Details and Registration

The 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in! C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10 Early arrivals Thursday, Sept. 7 JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF FUN & FLYING AT POPLAR GROVE AIRPORT, C77! THIS IS A REMARKABLE AIRPORT AND HOME TO MANY WOMEN TAILDRAGGER PILOTS. 2 GRASS and 1 HARD SURFACE RUNWAY 12/30, 3773′ X 50′, HARDSURFACE 9/27, 2709′ X 200̸... Read More »

Glider Towing Employment in Colorado

Glider Towing Employment in Colorado

Submitted by Carol Walker Glider towing employment, KAFF, USAF Academy Airfield, Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are looking for experienced tailwheel pilots to tow gliders utilizing PA-18-180’s. Must have commercial rating and minimum 100 hrs tailwheel. Excellent wages and benefits. Some glider towing experience required. Must be available to work in Colorado 15 days/month and you will know ... Read More »

10 Things You Need To Know To Become A Pilot

10 Things You Need To Know To Become A Pilot

Welcome to LadiesLoveTaildraggers.  This is the first in a series of articles I’ll be writing about earning a Private Pilot Certificate. Up next: ‘Getting a Private Pilot Certificate in a Taildragger’ I am NOT the expert on becoming a pilot, but I am a pilot. I achieved this near god-like status in 1939, at age 5, but I was very special. OK, ok, maybe not exactly. Read on, aviati... Read More »

Me and BasicMed Reform

Me and BasicMed Reform

BasicMed Excitement I’ve been talking to pilots for years about the pipe-dream known as Third Class Medical Reform – the long touted savior to pilots young and old, the perfectly fit and the less than perfect. I’ve read many an article and kept up with the ever changing renditions as they surfaced. I’ve hashed over the subject time after time with other pilots, and sometime... Read More »

1946 LUSCOMBE 8A LSA $22,500 For Sale

1946 LUSCOMBE 8A LSA $22,500 For Sale

Texan taildragger pilot, Amy Haass, is selling her bird! Amy is based at  66XS, Baylie Airport, Westminster, Texas. Contact information below. A woman has owned this baby for the last 30 years! 15 for me and 15 + for the gal I bought it from! I’d LOVE to see her stay in good hands. I’m looking for a C180 now 🙂 TT Airframe 2660 – 270 SMOH Continental 65-8A. Always hangared. Millen... Read More »

Physics Whiz Kid. Harvard thinks it’s found the next Einstein

Physics Whiz Kid. Harvard thinks it’s found the next Einstein

Is Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, age 23, the next Einstein? That’s what Harvard University and physicists around the world are saying about this young woman, who at 14, built a Zenith CH 601XL in her family’s Chicago garage. We’ve all read stories about teenagers helping their dads or mentors build an airplane, but this young genius truly “owned” her project. N5886Q was... Read More »

Announcing the LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 Scholarship Winners!

Announcing the LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2017 Scholarship Winners!

It’s been a long time in the making. SIX tailwheel scholarships, all made possible by you. You know who you are so thank you from me, and thank you from these very happy ladies! Scholarship #1 Billy Werth/IndyJet’s Tailwheel Endorsement & Unusual Attitude Training Scholarship Winner:  Remington Viney from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Present Employment:  College student. I have been serv... Read More »

Sun ‘n Fun. Good to Go!

Sun ‘n Fun. Good to Go!

I sympathize with everyone who’s flirted with the idea of flying to Florida these last few days. The sun has been shining at Sun ‘n Fun, Lakeland, Florida, all week teasing GA pilots who’ve been waiting on the weather to clear to our north. There’s only one thing that’ll keep the faithful followers of Sun ‘n Fun away and it hit with a vengeance this week –... Read More »

The story of the first AIR FORCE ONE

The story of the first AIR FORCE ONE

No, this sleek and sexy beauty isn’t a taildragger, but her story needs to be told. I wonder how many know the surprising story of how the call sign ‘Air Force One’ came to be? Everyone knows that today ‘Air Force One’ is the radio call sign given to any aircraft transporting the President of the United States but it took a near miss incident in the skies over New Yor... Read More »

Women Airforce Service Pilots 1943 – Unusual Occupations Series – YouTube

Women Airforce Service Pilots 1943 – Unusual Occupations Series – YouTube

I’m going out on a limb with this post. I will certainly get some push-back from a few ladies telling me women pilots are down trodden, undervalued, demeaned, and insert your own words here “___________”. I’ve been forwarded examples that prove their point, but I choose to focus on the tremendous progress we, as women, have made in the years since WWII. Times have changed a... Read More »

Lynn Gardner reports she’s making “Hard Choices”

Lynn Gardner reports she’s making “Hard Choices”

All five LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarship judges are very busy reading, re-reading and evaluating all scholarship applications. The results are due back to me by March 31 and the announcement of LLT scholarship winners will be made by April 15. Here’s an honest & sincere comment from Lynn Gardner, one of our LLT scholarship judges. As I read all the scholarship applicants, it is... Read More »

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