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Female Millennials Blast Lady Pilots into the Future!

Female Millennials Blast Lady Pilots into the Future!

That’s right. The generation that reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century, Generation Y, born between 1980 and the end of 1994, are blasting through the glass ceiling of aviation and setting new and long awaited norms for female pilots. Lady tailwheel and... Read More »

Stinson 108-2 For Sale by Member

Stinson 108-2 For Sale by Member

Stephanie Belser contacted me this morning with the news she is selling her Stinson 108-2.  Stephanie writes, “Last year I developed a medically-disqualifying condition. I had to give up flying. My Stinson is for sale, so if anyone in the Midwest is interested in a fly... Read More »

Apply today for a Ladies Love Taildraggers’ 2019 Scholarship!

This year we’re offering 8 exciting scholarships; Tailwheel Endorsement scholarships and Name Your Own Advanced Training scholarships for women taildragger pilots. Applications are due by midnight February 28, 2019, PST.

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To encourage women everywhere to have fun flying taildraggers!

This blog isn’t about sitting on the ground dreaming about flying. It’s about empowering women to live their dream of flying a taildragger – just for the fun of it! We introduce ladies to aviation and encourage women to join the wonderful world of conventional gear aircraft. Ladies, membership is free. Please join us!

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Kristena Cook     (Kentucky)

Kristena Cook (Kentucky)

Kristena Cook is based at KLOU, Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky. I have two daughters, 14 and 9. They’re excited I’m a pilot. I have been flying almost two years and also a full-time student at Eastern Kentucky University and will have my Bachelor’s degree in May. I am an active... Read More »

Dee Bond    (New Zealand)

Dee Bond (New Zealand)

I could be tempted to do more open-cockpit flying in the future, and I’d like to fly a Stampe. The Waco and the Beechcraft Staggerwing are also on my wish-list to fly, along with the Twin Beech 18, the Lockheed Electra, and the Douglas DC-3. All beautiful romantic aircraft! Read More »

Chasing Earhart presents ‘Ann Pellegreno’s 50th Anniversary Presentation’

Chasing Earhart presents ‘Ann Pellegreno’s 50th Anniversary Presentation’

Thank you to both Ann Pellegreno and to Chris Williamson of the Chasing Earhart Project for making the following available.     From ChasingEarhart: View Ann Holtgren Pellegreno’s lecture, using color slides, about her 1967 Earhart Commemorative Flight on the 30th anniversary of Ameli... Read More »

Caroline Dougherty     (Pennsylvania)

Caroline Dougherty (Pennsylvania)

Caroline Dougherty is based at 8N1, Grimes Airport, Bethel, Pennsylvania. My entire life has been surrounded by aviation. My dad is a pilot and I grew up on a grass strip with my bedroom window overlooking the runway. I went for my first flight at the age of 2 and as I got older I loved when my dad ... Read More »

Fiona’s 24 Turn Spin Video

Fiona’s 24 Turn Spin Video

Yep, they videoed themselves doing a whopping 24 turn spin, including recovery revolutions; two ladies brought together by a LadiesLoveTaildraggers Spin Training scholarship. I’m still blown away by Catherine Cavagnaro who donated not only her time as the CFII, but donated her aircraft as well... Read More »

2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Natchitoches Fly-in!

2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Natchitoches Fly-in!

Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, October 6, 2019Airport Identifier: KIER I am thrilled to announce the location of our 2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in, deep in the heart of Cajun country, Natchitoches, Louisiana. Natchitoches, pronounced “Nack-a-Tish” is a true southern belle, the ... Read More »

Are you a ‘Them’ or ‘Us’?

Are you a ‘Them’ or ‘Us’?

Are you a ‘Them’ or ‘Us’? It’s late January 2019 and like many of you, I’m surviving winter, even tolerating it relatively well considering my Decathlon hasn’t been airborne in at least 10 days … and that means I haven’t either. Withdrawal set in... Read More »

Robin Shatto     (California)

Robin Shatto (California)

Robin Shatto is based at KPRB, Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Paso Robles, California. I started flying in Watsonville, Ca. in 1990. I gained my Private and Instrument ratings before moving to Alaska. There, I purchased my first Cessna 170 (straight. Fabric wings). Had a ball. In my early 30’s... Read More »

Howard Hughes sets world record in Jackie Cochran’s Northrop Gamma 2G

Howard Hughes sets world record in Jackie Cochran’s Northrop Gamma 2G

Jackie Cochran is a hero in my mine and I love reading anything I come across about her. Thank you to Ray Johnson for pointing me in this direction and to ‘This Day In Aviation’ for a wonderful read. https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/northrop-gamma-2g/. This first photo is Jackie Coc... Read More »

Jacinta Richards     (Indiana)

Jacinta Richards (Indiana)

Jacinta Richards is based at I80, Noblesville Airport, Noblesville, Indiana. Hi there! I’m a seventeen-year-old who loves being up in the blue sky. I grew up only a mile away from the good ol’ local grass strip airport and I would always see planes in the traffic pattern flying over my h... Read More »

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Featured Videos

2018 Ladies Love Taildraggers Christmas Video!

2018 Ladies Love Taildraggers Christmas Video!

Many thanks to all our members for another amazing year of Ladies Love Taildraggers! By sharing your photos, your videos, and your taildragger flying ... Read More »

Ladies Love Taildraggers 2018 Video!!

Ladies Love Taildraggers 2018 Video!!

This new LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ video is buzzing with excitement and CONFIDENCE!  Crank up the volume then smile when you see your favorite lad... 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 day... Read More »

Summertime 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Video!

Summertime 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Video!

The number of lady taildragger pilots appears to be growing and so does the fun they’re having. If you’re a tailwheel pilot that’s g... Read More »

‘Let It Shine’, LadiesLoveTaildraggers New Video!!

‘Let It Shine’, LadiesLoveTaildraggers New Video!!

Ladies, here’s your latest video which leaves no doubt you love flying your taildraggers — or anybody else’s! Cheers to the Popular ... Read More »

Merry Christmas 2015 video from LadiesLoveTaildraggers!

Merry Christmas 2015 video from LadiesLoveTaildraggers!

Merry Christmas to you from our lady taildragger pilots! Many ladies submitted pictures and videos and the combined collection turned into an oh-so-ch... Read More »

LLT YouTube Video ‘Got My Mind Set On YOU!’

LLT YouTube Video ‘Got My Mind Set On YOU!’

Ladies, here’s a blast from the past with pilots and planes you just might recognize! It’s the “Got My Mind Set On YOU!” Ladie... Read More »

‘I Fly Because I Can’ LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Video

‘I Fly Because I Can’ LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Video

Hope you enjoy this new LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ video! There’s a lot to love about taildraggers – and the ladies who fly them! For d... Read More »

The Gals that Blazed The Trail – Then & Now Video

The Gals that Blazed The Trail – Then & Now Video

Girls, hope you enjoy this latest LadiesLoveTaildraggers video. Like most of you, I am in awe of and have a true appreciation for all the women pilots... Read More »

“Ladies Who Fly” Video

“Ladies Who Fly” Video

Hot off the press, the new “Ladies Who Fly” ….. Taildraggers video! See some fantastic shots of some of the beautiful sights the gir... Read More »

New Ladies Love Taildraggers “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” Video

New Ladies Love Taildraggers “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” Video

Hope you enjoy this new Lady Taildraggers video! It was fun adding some of our new taildragger gals and new pictures from some that have been on LLT a... Read More »