Kindness and Generosity Thrive at LadiesLoveTaildraggers

Kindness and Generosity Thrive at LadiesLoveTaildraggers

Kindness and generosity are two words I’ve come to associate with our Ladies who Love Taildraggers’ members and the men who love Ladies Love Taildraggers. I’ve met hundreds of people who follow our website, our gatherings, and our ladies and I’m always impressed. They are usually aviatrixes or aviators, or nose-wheel pilots determined to fly a taildragger, or someone who wants to learn to fly. They pretty much love aviation! Within the last month two kind LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ members surprised me with their gene... Read More »

Fly-in Update: Unconventional Women Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft!

Fly-in Update: Unconventional Women Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft!

The countdown to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Fly-in is on! Come and be part of the Unconventional Women who Fly Conventional Gear Aircraft Gathering September 7 – 10, 2017 The LadiesLoveTaildraggers Annual Fly-in is fast approaching. Our destination this year is C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois, September 7 – 10. If you haven’t already registered, now’s the time. The deadline for Fly-in Registration is August 31. Camping is free on the field and so are accommodations with host families at Bel Air Estates. ... Read More »

Kimberly L. Kanapeckas     (South Carolina)

Kimberly L. Kanapeckas (South Carolina)

Dr. Kimberly L. Kanapeckas is based at KRBW, Lowcountry Regional Airport, Walterboro, South Carolina. I grew up in rural South Carolina and moved to Africa for several years to work as a wildlife researcher, participating in aerial game capture, where I was first exposed to backcountry aviation in some of the most remote parts of the continent. I then completed a PhD in Genetics and flight training at Clemson University in SC. I met my fiancé, Jérémy, a commercial pilot who came from France to fly airplanes, at my first home airport, KCEU (Clem... Read More »

Kim Bost     (North Carolina)

Kim Bost (North Carolina)

Kim Bost is based at KVUJ, Stanly County Airport, Albemarle, North Carolina. A graduate of University of Illinois Institute of Aviation USAF C 9 pilot, 7 years USAir First officer, 8 years Small airplane owner, last 30 years My family was one of the original settlers of the Poplar Grove fly in community and we loved all 6 years we lived there! Ratings: ATP Airplane Multiengine Land Commercial Airplane Single Engine Land DC 9 Aircraft Flown: Cessna 152, 172, 182, BE-19-180, Arrow, Lance, Aztec, Cherokee 140, 180 USAF T-37, T38, C-9A Airline- Fok... Read More »

New Video Details What You Need to Know if attending the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in

New Video Details What You Need to Know if attending the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in

The LadiesLoveTaildraggers Annual Fly-in is fast approaching. Our destination this year is C77, Poplar Grove Airport, Illinois, September 7 – 10. If you haven’t already registered, now’s the time. The deadline for Fly-in Registration is August 31. Ladies and their guests are welcome to stay with a host family but if you prefer a motel, make your reservation now. Our block of rooms expires August 7 and all rooms in the area are booked for a HUGE soccer tournament. Make your reservation! Cancel it later if necessary. Want to kno... Read More »

LLT Jewelry For Your Shopping Pleasure!!

LLT Jewelry For Your Shopping Pleasure!!

It took a little effort but I now have a mind-boggling SIX whole pieces of lovely jewelry available in the LadiesLoveTaildraggers STORE. For those asking about earring, there are 2 oh-so-beautiful sets. Woohoo!! I, for one, think all the pieces are pretty awesome and hope you do too. All are available immediately! I’ve included a few pretty pictures you can click-on and go directly to the item in the Store. Or check out the last two links to the entire LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Store” or “Jewelry” only. http://www.la... Read More »

Emily Willford     (Michigan)

Emily Willford (Michigan)

Emily Willford is based at DTW, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, Michigan. I’ve been a flight instructor, charter pilot flying cargo and aeromedical, and now a commercial pilot for Endeavor! Ratings: Single and multi-engine Commercial, CFI, CFII, MEI Aircraft Flown: Cessna 172, Piper Arrow, Piper Cherokee, Piper Seminole, Lear 35 and 36, CRJ 200, Beech 18 and Cessna 170 Dream Taildragger: Beech 18 Read More »

Elizabeth Resh     (Arkansas)

Elizabeth Resh (Arkansas)

Elizabeth Resh is based at 67AR, Wedington Woods Airport, Fayetteville, Arkansas. I grew up in aviation and have decided to pursue it as a career. After soloing a taildragged on my 16th birthday, I have since passed my Private check ride and am currently working on my Commercial and Instrument as a college student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Ratings: Private Aircraft flown: CGS Hawk Arrow 2 Cessna 172 Cessna 150 Cessna 152 Remos GX RV 7 Piper J3 Cub Cessna 182 Maule Bush Cat (floatplane) Dream Taildragger: Piper J3 Cub Thoughts o... Read More »

Jessica Brooks     (Kansas)

Jessica Brooks (Kansas)

Jessica Brooks is based at 1K1, Lloyd Stearman Field, Benton, Kansas. I am born and raised in an aviation family of about 13 or so pilots, including myself. I am working on my Private. I have around 10 hours nosewheel time but I’ve flown tons of time in tailwheel before I started my Private. I plan on owning a Super D or a Cub in the future and possibly working for Textron. I will be majoring in marketing and graphic design at Butler County Community College and I’m currently flying out of 1K1 in Kansas. Ratings: Student Pilot Aircr... Read More »

Joelene Smith-Drake     (Indiana)

Joelene Smith-Drake (Indiana)

Joelene Smith-Drake is based at 2R2, Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field, Indianapolis, Indiana. Love to fly and looking for other women pilots. I work for Dow Chemical in Quality. Have taildragger endorsement but never spent any other time flying a taildragger. I would like to build an airplane and it will be a taildragger!! Ratings: Private, Taildragger Endorsement Aircraft Flown: Cessna 172, Citabria, Cub on Floats Read More »

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