Cessna 140

An Adventure In Flying

An Adventure In Flying

Man-oh-man, I always hear how hard LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarship winners work while they’re at Tailwheel Town, Sisters Airport, Oregon. They leave home a little nervous about getting their tailwheel endorsement or improving their skills in a stick & rudder master class, and they come home confident, polished pilots. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but they always l... Read More »

Beth King      (Kentucky)

Beth King (Kentucky)

Beth King is based at KLOU, Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, Kentucky.  Hello! I’m a new pilot and proud owner of a 1949 Cessna 140A named “Dottie”. I trained in a Cessna 172, but I knew I would be spending the rest of my days in a Taildragger because I am third generation tailwheel pilot and love vintage planes. 🙂 I need to officially introduce myself to your group and I proudl... Read More »

Victoria Swartzendruber    (Kansas)

Victoria Swartzendruber (Kansas)

Victoria (Tory) Swartzendruber is based at 47K, Moundridge Municipal Airport, Moundridge, Kansas. My name is Tory. My husband is already a pilot and I am a pilot in training. We are currently building a hangar at 47K in Moundridge KS and we own a 1946 Cessna 140. What made me fall in love originally with this plane is my husband. He proposed to me in it and our daughter’s first flight was in... Read More »

The Wonderful World of Obsession

The Wonderful World of Obsession

This is about the wonderful world of obsession as it relates to one lady taildragger pilot. And mind you, not just any obsession. By definition, obsession is a state in which someone thinks about something constantly or frequently in a way that is not normal. Seriously? A lady taildraggers pilot not normal? Well just maybe. Obsession is a crazy thing but lady taildragger pilots do not obsess about... Read More »

Jean Hickman     (Canada)

Jean Hickman (Canada)

Jean Hickman is based at CYSN, St Catharines/Niagara District Airport, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Hi! I love my taildraggers! My first aircraft was a Cessna 140. I had it only a short time. My second aircraft was a 90 hp J3 Cub. I had it for about 10 years and then I sold it. On my wedding day, my husband gave me another Cessna 140. Jean Read More »

Victoria Swartzendruber     (Kansas)

Victoria Swartzendruber (Kansas)

Victoria Swartzendruber is based at 47K, Moundridge Municipal Airport, Moundridge, Kansas. I am 27, married, and have one child. My husband is the one who got me into flying all together. We own a Cessna 140 and that is how I have come to love taildraggers. I am beginning my training in the spring and all of my lessons will be in our 140. I am extremely excited to be part if this community! Victor... Read More »

Debbie Cheney     (California)

Debbie Cheney (California)

Debbie Cheney is based at KRIR, Flabob Airport, Riverside, California. First date with my now husband 35 years ago was watching him do touch and goes after getting his ticket. After buying our Cessna 180, I too fell in love with flying. I received my license in 2009 and bought the Cessna 140 as my training wheels for the 180. We now arm wrestle for the 140 because it is so much fun to fly. Love fl... Read More »

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

“My time in Tailwheel Town” by Stirling Moore

This post by Stirling Moore, one of our two 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship winners, is a glowing testimonial about her experiences at Tailwheel Town and appreciation for the scholarship. My time in Tailwheel Town by Stirling Moore I flew this morning. It was a gorgeous, bluebird day and I meandered over the county, checking livestock, water, fence lines, and tipping my wings at neighborin... Read More »

LLT Scholarship winner Stirling Moore begins tailwheel training

LLT Scholarship winner Stirling Moore begins tailwheel training

Wyoming pilot Stirling Moore is our LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2015 Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship winner. Her training has been scheduled for some time and Stirling’s been patiently waiting. I’m happy to report she’s now at Sister’s Airport in Oregon and has begun her training with Brian Lansburgh – and impressing the locals already! Here is question #1 on the LLT Sch... Read More »

Cindy Renea     (Texas)

Cindy Renea (Texas)

Cindy Renea is based at 3F9, Mineola Airport-Wisener Field, Mineola, Texas. I am based out of 3F9, the oldest privately owned airstrip in Texas! I got my PPL in 1992 and have never looked back. I have flown mostly Cessna’s 152 & 172, and owned a Piper PA24 Comanche for about 13 years. Currently I am flying a club 172. I love to travel and have flown to most all the lower 48 including Mar... Read More »

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