Who is that man on the tram?!!

Who is that man on the tram?!!

My phone got smashed and totally destroyed in a parking lot this evening at OSH. If you try calling or texting me the next few days, you’ll end up in the abyss I hope to retrieve someday soon. Verizon will find me on their doorstep when I get back home but in the meantime I’m NORDO. Sorry for the delay in reporting about all the wonderful women and aircraft that participated in today’s Vintage In Review Program hosted by Ray Johnson at AirVenture. I promise photos and more when possible. In the meantime, the fun never stops at... Read More »

Five Days Remain – Get Yourself to AirVenture!

Five Days Remain – Get Yourself to AirVenture!

It’s exhausting and exhilarating, deafeningly loud and abuzz with excitement. For 7 days in July it’s the busiest airport on earth packed full of people and planes. It’s where I spend one entire week each year –  AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. If you’re not here already, I hope you’re on your way. If you love aircraft of all sorts, and spending time with aviation enthusiasts and pilots of all ages, you belong here. Fly yourself, drive yourself, or bite-the-bullet and buy an airline ticket to the greatest s... Read More »

Living the Good Life at OSH!

Living the Good Life at OSH!

I’m at AirVenture 2017 and having way too much fun for my own good. Seriously, we’re talking early mornings and late nights because OSH is a full sensory overload, non-stop experience. If you have time to rest, you’re missing out! I’m 3 days into my 8 day adventure and am blown away by the extraordinary Homebuilt, Vintage and Antique aircraft I’ve seen. And then there are the women taildragger pilots. Lots of them! Where else on earth can you go and find this concentration of incredible women pilots – tailwhe... Read More »

It was a 2-Ship Adventure!

It was a 2-Ship Adventure!

Woohoo, I made it to OSH!! My buddy Dennis Hutchinson and I flew a 2-ship Saturday from MQJ to OSH; me in my oh-so-gorgeous Decathlon and Dennis in his just completed homebuilt restoration project, a Davis DA-2A. Both birds are patriotic as heck flashing nothing but red white & blue! 🙂 The weather stretching from OSH to my home base at MQJ (central Indiana) has been lousy. Our goal was to depart for OSH at the crack-of-dawn Saturday.  Friday evening we had a reasonably good forecast that, if it had played out, would have had us landing on a... Read More »

Susan Neal     (New York)

Susan Neal (New York)

I’m delighted to introduce you to our newest LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ member, Susan Neal. Susan registered for LLT membership on-line a few days ago and when I opened the file with all her information, including pictures, I gasped. Looking back at me was former LadiesLoveTaildraggers member Elaine Huf’s gorgeous Baby Stinson 10A. If you’ve followed this blog and our ladies for a while, you will remember Elaine. She was fun, loved to fly vintage aircraft, encouraged young people to fly and flew her own aircraft to many fly... Read More »

Cheryl Duffy     (Missouri)

Cheryl Duffy (Missouri)

Cheryl Duffy is based at KSUS, Spirit of St Louis Airport, St Louis, Missouri. Love round engines. Time flying taildraggers, gliders and seaplanes, just need to get PPL so I cant start endorsements!! Just requires time and money, right?!?! Thanks for allowing students in!! Ratings: Student SEL Aircraft Flown: Cessna 152, RV6A, Cub, Cessna on floats, Champ Dream Taildragger: Too many to choose!! All about taildraggers: Such beautiful stately planes, takes my mind back to a different time…. Read More »

Laura Heft     (Illinois)

Laura Heft (Illinois)

Laura Heft is based at 4LL4, Enjoy Field Ultralight Flightpark, Chebanse, Illinois. I am an attorney in the Chicago area. I started flying 7 years ago by getting my hang glider license. Now I fly the planes at Hang Glide Chicago! Ratings: Private pilot with tailwheel Aircraft Flown: Cessna Skyhawk 172, Kolb Mark 3, Dragonfly Dream Taildragger: One I build myself All about taildragging: It’s what got me into aviation.     Read More »

Ladies Love Taildraggers ‘Must Attend’ list, AirVenture 2017

Ladies Love Taildraggers ‘Must Attend’ list, AirVenture 2017

AirVenture (OSH) is the one place on earth you’re sure to run into oodles of lady taildragger pilots. That single fact makes it my #2 fly-in destination every year. Come-on now, you know my #1 fly-in destination every year is the LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ annual fly-in! If you’re a lady taildragger pilot, or wanna be a lady taildragger pilot, get yourself to Oshkosh, Wisconsin this July 24 – 30 any way you can! I have THREE fabulous LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ events scheduled at AirVenture and I’d love for you to ... Read More »

Nancy Fitzpatrick     (Texas)

Nancy Fitzpatrick (Texas)

Nancy Fitzpatrick is based at T82, Gillespie County Airport, Fredericksburg, Texas & IL95, Corn Field Airport, Custer Park, Illinois. I started flying in 1983 after a trip in a Twin Comanche where I sat in the right seat. I was fascinated by everything and was at the airport a few days later for my intro ride. After that first ride, I was hooked. I earned my license a few months later and shortly after entered a partnership in a Cherokee 180 with one of the local guys. The next few years were filled with time building in the trusty Cherokee... Read More »

Brooke Roman     (Alaska)

Brooke Roman (Alaska)

Brooke Roman is based at AK8, Christiansen Lake Seaplane Base and PATK, Talkeetna Airport, Alaska. I grew up in Missouri. And one day when I was 17 I woke up and randomly said, “I think I’ll fly” ….and so I did! I went to college for flying. First starting at Oklahoma State University, staying 2 years there, but eventually transferring to Kansas State University where I received my Bachelors degree in Professional Pilot. While in school I completed two internships with Southwest Airlines working in flight ops at their he... Read More »

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