Cessna 140

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 »

Dawn Wavle Rogers     (Kansas)

Dawn Wavle Rogers (Kansas)

Dawn Rogers and her husband are based at their uncharted grass strip south of Wichita, Kansas. I have been flying since 2007. My husband Ross Rogers and I live on our own grass strip south of Wichita (uncharted). We have a Cessna 140 and a 172. Last fall we bought a Stearman. I’m looking forward to getting checked out in it after I get some more time in the 140. I mostly fly for fun but occa... Read More »

Rachel Kopman     (Washington)

Rachel Kopman (Washington)

Rachel Kopman is based at Green Mountain Airport, a private strip in Washington state. I started flying in a tricycle gear plane and always envied the pilots flying tailwheels. I loved hearing the stories and the pride in their voices when the tailwheel pilots shared their experiences. Receiving my tailwheel endorsement was a welcome challenge to improve my flying skills – I’ve taken m... Read More »

Ping Zhao’s Adventure Story

Ping Zhao’s Adventure Story

My Adventure Story Indianapolis to Silicon Valley flying our “new” taildragger, a 1946 Cessna 140 Why would anyone buy an aeroplane from their home State and miss out on fun like this? We have just bought a 1946 Cessna 140 and this is the story of how we flew Hamachi from frozen Indianapolis to San Carlos, California armed with only a couple of spanners, one of both types of screwdrive... Read More »

Father-Daughter Arrival    (Contest Entry #6)

Father-Daughter Arrival (Contest Entry #6)

Father-Daughter Arrival August 28, 2013 by Brian Lansburgh At fifteen, she’s one of the youngest students I’ve taught.  Predictably, she learns fast.  Couple that with a lot of natural ability and interest and you’ve got a student who is great fun for a teacher. Her father flies and uses his Bonanza for business.  Her mother is taking instruction as well.  Aviation has served as a majo... Read More »

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