Jennifer Zadorozniak     (Canada)

Jennifer Zadorozniak (Canada)

Jennifer Zadorozniak is based at CYYJ, Victoria International Airport, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. I’m 33 years old and live in Victoria, BC Canada. My great grandfather flew in the Canadian Air Force, so I believe there was something genetically leading me towards aviation – it just took me a while to realise this. In January of 2017, I had a discovery flight and since then, I spend all of my free time and money at the Victoria flying club, working on my flying skills and reading anything I can about flying. I’ve also... Read More »

Deanna Bender     (Washington)

Deanna Bender (Washington)

Deanna Bender is based at KTIW, Tacoma Narrows Airport, Tacoma, Washington. My dream job since I was a kid was to be a stewardess, but had I known, I could have been a pilot!! Oh life would have been so different. Then along came this man and his taildragger and my life has been turned upside down in such a tremendously beautiful way on so many levels. He told me I could learn to fly and I just didn’t believe him…a few flights later I knew I had to learn how to do this, and I did!!! I’m 55 years old and just got my rating in N... Read More »

Billion Dollar Scrap Heap: Walnut Ridge Airport

Billion Dollar Scrap Heap: Walnut Ridge Airport

It’s a Boeing 737 and I am NOT flying it! It is a retired and firmly planted 737 based at KARG, Walnut Ridge Airport, now living life as the Parachute Inn Restaurant. If you’re passing through northeast Arkansas, do yourself a favor and stop at the expansive Walnut Ridge Airport and have lunch at the restaurant that serves meals in the body of this Boeing 737. I landed at Walnut Ridge for a lunch stop on my way back to Indiana from Texas. It turned out the Parachute Inn Restaurant was just the teaser that got me to KARG. I soon disc... Read More »

Sabrina Kipp     (Pennsylvania)

Sabrina Kipp (Pennsylvania)

Sabrina Kipp is based at 08N, Keller Brothers Airport, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. I’m a professional pilot, been flying for over 40 years in all types of aircraft. Currently a Captain on a Boeing 737 for a major airline. In addition, my husband and I own a 1946 Stinson 108 and I volunteer with the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation in Georgetown Delaware as a pilot on their B25 (and other duties as well). Ratings: ATP, multi engine land: B737, CE500, CV240,CV340, CV440, DHC7, DHC8, NB25, SD3. Commercial SEL, SES, CFIIM Aircraft flown: most P... Read More »

The Ultimate Taildragger Checkout

The Ultimate Taildragger Checkout

 via GIPHY Very cool news about one of my favorite lady taildragger pilots, Julie Thomas. With just one more hour required, she’s counting the days to a brand new type rating in a DC-3! Julie received training in this Douglas DC-3, N28AA, previously owned by Ron Alexander, now owned by Jim Sells. According to Julie’s proud husband, Howard Thomas, “It started out as a Christmas gift for Julie’s 80 yr old father-in-law who flew them in Vietnam, so he could get in a few landings. Julie got in the left seat and did some f... Read More »

Brenda LaMott     (Idaho)

Brenda LaMott (Idaho)

Brenda LaMott is based at KBOI, Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. I learned to fly in dad’s 1952 C170B in Eastern Oregon’s back country. Soloed on 16th birthday. Check-ride when I was 17. Then life happened. Life and career happened and I stopped flying for 12 years. Got back in the air on my birthday of 2017 and making plans to adopt [read “kid-steal”] Dad’s bird. My local Class Charlie sure ain’t the space I grew up in. Right now I’m finding the joy I once knew off this busy, noisy, hurried, bossy, demanding airspace. Ratings: 199... Read More »

‘Bed, Breakfast & Beyond’, a Travel Registry for Aviators

‘Bed, Breakfast & Beyond’, a Travel Registry for Aviators

Welcome to “Bed, Breakfast & Beyond for Aviators“, the new LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ travel registry for pilots. Pilots are the friendliest, most interesting people on the planet and usually enjoy meeting fellow aviators, swapping stories and making new flying friends. This registry connects local pilots at their home airports to aviators flying cross-country. Many host pilots are happy to open their homes for a free overnight stay, provide transportation, share a meal or show off local sights. This registry will include bot... Read More »

Fanny Leroy     (Canada)

Fanny Leroy (Canada)

Fanny Leroy is based at CYPK, Pitt Meadows Airport, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada. I was born and raised in France in the Alps and moved to Canada 5 years ago. I got my PPL in Quebec City before moving to the west coast where I did my CPL in the Vancouver area. I finished my CPL last July and got my float rating in August. I also had the chance to get a scholarship for unusual attitude recovery that I did on a Super Decathlon in Squamish, BC. There is no taildragger endorsement here in Canada but I had the chance to fly on a Super Deca... Read More »

Emmy Dillon     (Kansas)

Emmy Dillon (Kansas)

Emmy Dillon is based at KOJC, Johnson County Executive Airport, Olathe, Kansas. I’m an Aviation Systems & Human Factors engineer for Garmin International. I’m a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aerobautical University – Daytona Beach and am currently completing my Master’s Degree through ERAU. I’ve been flying since I was 16 years old and plan to never stop! I’m currently working on my tailwheel and high performance endorsements and CFI training. I’ve raced in the Air Race Classic in 2015 and 2016, winning 1st place collegiate and overall in ... Read More »

Grace Assan     (South Africa)

Grace Assan (South Africa)

Grace Assan is from Durban, South Africa. She is a student pilot receiving instruction at KVPZ, Porter County Regional Airport, Valparaiso, Indiana. I have loved flying ever since I was in high school but my parents could never afford to pay for my studies. I created an investment fund to save up for my training and I am now in the US to make my dream come true. I’m currently staying in Indiana and attending a flight school and working on my private license. I have been applying to various places for scholarships because the investment can only... Read More »

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