Alaska Girls Kick Ass!

Alaska Girls Kick Ass!

Ready to be awestruck? Take 9 minutes of your life and watch this beautifully photographed, musically infused film about Alaskan Leighen Falley, a climber, mountain guide, pilot and mother.  Many thanks to Kendra Helvey for forwarding this jewel. Really cool video of an Alaskan woman flying a Beaver and Super Cub in AK. Lovely photography and music too. She lives in Talkeetna. And…..she is a wonderful artist as well! What a gal!!! Enjoy, Kendra Read More »

Lady Taildraggers vs. Combative Men

Lady Taildraggers vs. Combative Men

Men. I love ‘em, but when wearing a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt, don’t count on it being reciprocated. After a very odd encounter at AirVenture this year, I have to ask myself, are lady taildragger pilots a threat to manliness? A couple of you have heard my strange story, but for the rest now’s as good a time as any to share it. As always at OSH, I’m wearing a LadiesLoveTaildraggers tshirt. I’m alone, it’s midweek at AirVenture and I’ve surely walked 100 miles already since I arrived Saturday. Just like everyone else who comes to the bi... Read More »

Amber Aanstad     (Illinois)

Amber Aanstad (Illinois)

Amber Aanstad is based at H49 Sackman Field Airport, Columbia, Illinois. I started flying when I was three and I was around aviation before that. I’m 15 years old and have 69 hours of flight instruction so far. I fly a 1941 J3 Cub with my dad and flight instructor (Diana Votaw). Ratings: Student Pilot Aircraft flown: Cherokee 180 Piper J3 Cub L-4 O-1 Bird dog Cessna 172 Autogyro Champ Taylorcraft Citabria Cub Crafters Sport Cub Aviat Husky Grobe 103 Dream Taildragger: STOL Cub Thoughts about taildragging: They’re so fun to fly! They... Read More »

Sara Mazzarella     (Arizona)

Sara Mazzarella (Arizona)

Sara Mazzarella is based at KCHD, Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, Arizona. I’m an airline stew looking to change careers. Right now I’m finishing my multi-engine rating. Then on to commercial multi, then com single. I don’t plan to instruct. I want to get dual rated in helicopters so I can fly with my 99s friend Marina! 🙂 I have some experience in my friend’s taildragger, but no endorsement yet. Ratings: Private and Instrument Aircraft flown: c150, c152, c172, pa-44, aa5a Dream Taildragger: The “Tin GooseR... Read More »

The 2017 LLT Fly-in VIDEO!!!

The 2017 LLT Fly-in VIDEO!!!

Pump up your volume then sit back and enjoy the 2017 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Fly-in video! How in the world did we do it all in just 3 days?! There are two versions, your choice to zip through it quickly or take your time and see each photo for 3 seconds. Fast paced (3:45) and slow paced (8:55). Fast paced version Slow paced version Read More »

LLT Fly-in Beneficiaries 

LLT Fly-in Beneficiaries 

I’m happy to report that attendees to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in raised a significant amount of money for some very special organizations: The LLT Poker Run raised $1300 for the OSCAR MIKE Foundation. Oscar Mike Foundation’s mission is to see all injured Veterans utilize their full potential and live rewarding and productive lives. The Saturday evening live auction raised over $3200 for the Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum and that immediately translated into excellent news for LadiesLoveTaildraggers. The Museum will be... Read More »

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?!!

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in?!!

Where are we going for our next LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in? Now that’s a really great question. The airport that will host the 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in is unknown at this point. Truth is, I don’t have a clue. What I can tell you is Poplar Grove Airport was an incredible host for our 2017 LLT fly-in. I fell in love with C77 and the remarkable ladies based there. Fortunately for them their airport is one of the busiest around and I’m convinced their lady taildragger pilots are too! There’s so much on everyone&... Read More »

Katie Bosman Krotje     (Tennessee)

Katie Bosman Krotje (Tennessee)

Katie Bosman Krotje is based at KSYI, Bomar Field-Shelbyville Municipal Airport, Shelbyville, Tennessee. I met many of you at C77 last weekend after my friend Liv Meuer invited me to fly to LLT with her in her Rans S-20. Wow, what a bunch of cool people! I fly and work on Jabiru Light-Sport aircraft for work (and fun). Since 2010 I’ve been building (or rebuilding, depending on how you look at it) a Vans RV-3B. My first solo was 15 years ago in a 1946 Taylorcraft, a plane that will forever fly in my heart! I have recently begun flying resc... Read More »

Bertie Duffy     (California)

Bertie Duffy (California)

Bertie Duffy is based at KWHP, Whiteman Airport, Los Angeles, California. I live in the San Fernando Valley area of LA, learned to fly here. I have 3000+ hours in a Stearman that came to me as a project in boxes in 1979. Just recently sold her after many wonderful adventures. Ratings: ASEL, ASES Commercial, Instrument. Ground Instructor, A & P Aircraft Flown: Stearman, Cub, Fairchild PT 19, Comanche, C150, C172, Dream Taildragger: Bird Read More »

Celia Vanderpool’s GANews article, ‘Totally Eclipsed’

Celia Vanderpool’s GANews article, ‘Totally Eclipsed’

Celia Vanderpool, a Cessna 180 owner and LadiesLoveTaildraggers member from Southern California, has an excellent article just out in ‘General Aviation News’. Check out Totally Eclipsed, Celia’s story about watching the eclipse unfold high over the 12,000′ Montana Sawtooth Mountains. I decided the best place to view the eclipse was over the Sawtooth Mountain range, which swells and attacks the sky with jagged peaks up to 12,000 feet from high altitude valley floors. At the peak of darkness, the temperature dropped about ... Read More »

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