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Kelli Hughes     (Texas)

Kelli Hughes (Texas)

Kelli Hughes is based at XA99, Flat Bush Airport, Decatur, Texas. I am an airline captain flying the 767 out of DFW. Thou I do not own a conventional gear bird, that fact doesn’t make me love then less, I love them more! I’ve been at the controls of all sorts of taildraggers – Cessnas, Luscombe, 195, Citabrias, Bellanca and Chuckie way back when going to Oshkosh with Chuckie and ... Read More »

Cheryl Pitzer     (Texas)

Cheryl Pitzer (Texas)

Cheryl Pitzer, KLNC Lancaster Regional Airport, Lancaster, Texas. Hello! For fun, I fly my Husky A1B N444HY – known as “Hell Yeah” by our friends and my husband’s Pitts S2B. We live just NE of the Dallas/ FT Worth area and have a grass strip in our pasture. For work at FedEx I fly the MD-11- known as the “Mad Dog” as a captain and check airman. After starting my... Read More »

Claudia Espinola     (Brazil)

Claudia Espinola (Brazil)

Claudia Espinola is based at SNLG, Serra Do Clipo Airport, São Paulo, Brazil. Hello! my name is Cláudia and I’m in love with airplanes since I was a little girl! I’m a flight attendant and private pilot. I’ve learnt to fly on a aeroboero, a taildragger from Argentina. In Brazil we use this air plane for primary instruction. My fiance (and best friend) Giuliano Messa and I are res... Read More »

Ila Moses-King     (Texas)

Ila Moses-King (Texas)

Ila Moses-King is based at KDAL, Dallas Love Field Airport, Dallas, Texas. Thank you Ila for sending the picture of your new plane. As far as I know, you are the only member of LadiesLoveTaildraggers who owns a Swift. Correct me ladies if I’m wrong! My new plane was my father’s but he is 89 and gave it to me as a gift. It is a project for sure but hopefully I can get it flying next yea... Read More »

Tamara Griffith     (Texas)

Tamara Griffith (Texas)

Tamara Griffith is based at 16X, Propwash Airport, Justin, Texas. I am a second generation female pilot, My mother is retired ATC plus now a DPE and my oldest daughter is also a CFI (so yes 3 generation female flight instructors) and all do fly taildraggers or really anything we can fit into. At GIFT (Girls In Flight Training) we promote helping women achieving their flight training goals. There a... Read More »

Emily Carpenter     (Ohio)

Emily Carpenter (Ohio)

Emily Carpenter is based at 57D, Ray Community Airport, Ray, Michigan. My name is Emily Carpenter, a.k.a. Miss Maverick. I am a student pilot and I am training in a Pitts S2B in my pink heels (so I can reach the rudders). I started flying because I was, and still am, terrified of flying commercially. I love flying because even though it frightens me, the fear has been my driving force. I was absol... Read More »

Darcy Groves    (California)

Darcy Groves (California)

Darcy Groves is based at 1C9, Frazier Lake Airpark, Hollister, California. 1955 Cessna 180, N180HB and am a student pilot. Read More »

Heidi Stoeppler     (Montana)

Heidi Stoeppler (Montana)

Heidi Stoeppler is based at 79S, Fort Benton Airport, Fort Benton, Montana. I absolutely LOVE flying! I am working on buying a small taildragger to fly around in. Mostly to get hours (I want to be a crop duster some day) but also so I can explore the country and go to all the fly-ins! I am working on getting my tailwheel endorsement, so I don’t have it yet, but SOON. I’m also a member ... Read More »

Patricia (Pat) Burke Johnson      (Montana)

Patricia (Pat) Burke Johnson (Montana)

Pat Johnson is based at the Helena Regional Airport (KHLN), Helena, Montana. I am so thrilled to see all you accomplished young women! I seldom encountered another woman flyer when I was most active in aviation and I am inspired by your achievements. Way to go, Ladies! I first rode in an airplane in autumn 1961, began flying lessons in January of 1962, and soloed on April 4, 1962. A private pilot ... Read More »

Carol Walker     (Texas)

Carol Walker (Texas)

Carol Walker is based at KJWY, Mid-Way Regional Airport, Midlothian/Waxahachie, Texas. Twenty six years ago I learned how to fly in tailwheel aircraft (Citabria and Champ) in Kutztown, PA. Ever since then I have made my living as a flight instructor and I presently own a school south of Dallas, TX where we teach exclusively in tailwheel airplanes and gliders. My husband Pete and I have a stable of... Read More »

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