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Jill Sprockett  (Ohio)

Jill Sprockett (Ohio)

Jill Sprockett’s got a beautiful new airplane! Yep, a fine looking 1946 C85 Cessna 140. Jill is based at 62D, Warren Airport, Warren, Ohio. From Jill, “I went to the Lockhaven flyin in Pennsylvania and was walking by checking out all the planes and came across a 140. I really liked the looks and the profile of the airplane and talked with the guy who owned it. He told me nothing but gr... Read More »

Taylorcraft Video

Thanks to Shannon Gallagher for sending her new YouTube video. Looks like she included all our lady taildraggers’ beautiful T-crafts, and a whole lot more from all around the world. I’m partial to :50 & 1:41 & 1:57 & 2:21 & ….oh heck, too many to mention. You’ll find Chuck Avon’s One and Only at 6:24. Nice job, Shannon & Chuck!   Read More »

Melissa Abner     (Tennessee)

Melissa Abner (Tennessee)

Melissa Abner is based at her family’s private strip, Pleasant View, Tennessee. Hello fellow lady taildraggers! I am so happy to find this website! How FUN! I obtained my private pilot license in 1999 and enjoyed lots of cross country flying in our C-172. Later, in 2003, I fell in LOVE with flying my 1946 Taylorcraft. One of my favorite passengers is my 10 year old daughter, Callie, who real... Read More »

Johanna Walker     (Michigan)

Johanna Walker (Michigan)

Johanna Walker is based at KADG, Lenawee County Airport, Adrian, Michigan. Jo Walker has been a paraglider and hang glider pilot for 15+ years.  She recently took up powered flight and true to form jumped off the cliff – as she and her husband opened Sky Walker Flying in April.  They teach and fly in Vintage Taylorcrafts and a new Allegro Light Sport. Their favorite Michigan sites are Cloud 9 for ... Read More »

Tia Robertson     (Georgia)

Tia Robertson (Georgia)

New pictures from Tia!! Tia Robertson is based at 5GA4, Air Acres Airport, Woodstock, Georgia. I earned my private pilot license in a Luscombe 8E March 8th 1981. A few days later the Luscombe and I were on our way to the Sun-N-Fun Fly-in! I continued to build time and add an instrument & multi-engine rating, commercial, CFI and a few years later was flying Jetstreams for a commuter in Atlanta.... Read More »

Joshua Brehm, A guy’s perspective on taildraggers

I just got some very sad news about the death of a pilot I posted in April, I believe the only male pilot we’ve ever posted on Ladies Love Taildraggers. I featured it because his excitement, passion and enthusiasm for flying taildraggers was so genuine and contagious I thought we could all be inspired. Thank you to Shannon Gallagher, Chuck Avon and John Curry for forwarding the links. Our th... Read More »

Helen Brennan     (Ohio)

Helen Brennan (Ohio)

Helen Brennan is based at OH15 , Minerva Airport, Minerva, Ohio. I have been flying since 1993, progressing through the customary 152’s, 172’s and Cherokees.  Back in those days (has it really been 18 years already?), ground schools were always full of student pilots and the flight school planes were booked weeks in advance.  That led to the first airplane purchase, a Piper Cherokee, w... Read More »

Carolyn Ellis     (Indiana)

Carolyn Ellis (Indiana)

I met Carolyn Ellis on Facebook and we struck up a conversation. Carolyn is from Frankfort, Indiana and owned a Cessna 150 but has a heart for taildraggers! Me in the pilot’s seat getting ready to fly with my instructor Nick Engels in the Taylorcraft.  Sad to say Nick died in a house fire a couple of years ago.  He was a really good instructor and just a good guy.  We had a lot of fun togeth... Read More »

Ann Elsbach     (California)

Ann Elsbach (California)

Ann Elsbach is based at Murray Field Airport (EKA) Eureka, California and Palo Alto Airport (PAO) Palo Alto, California. I’m so happy to find you all! I started flying in 1973 in a 1943 L-2 Taylorcraft. I bought my first airplane in 1974 in Elizabethtown, KY and flew it home to CA with a little under 100 hours in my logbook. With another 100 hours I would have realized what a crazy thing it ... Read More »

Carri Hoagland    (Wisconsin)

Carri Hoagland (Wisconsin)

Carrie Eve Hoagland is based at Bayfield County Airport (Y77), Iron River, Wisconsin. I have owned the Tcraft since 1979 and I bought the Pitts last summer. The Pitts belonged to my daughter at one time and we raced it to a 4th Place at Reno in ’06. Unfortunately she was killed in ’08 racing a Cassut so I will fly it in honor of her. I have also enclosed a picture of my 18 month old gr... Read More »

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