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Woohoo!!! As recently reported, LadiesLoveTaildraggers has succeeded and prospered for 10 phenomenal years. This month, May 2019, is the 10 year anniversary of LLT. Thank you for joining me in this incredible journey – one that has given us a voice and connected lady t... Read More »


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Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, October 6, 2019
Airport ID: KIER
ALL lady pilots welcome! 

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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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Andi Paradis     (New York)

Andi Paradis (New York)

Andi Paradis is based at KGFL, Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Glens Falls, New York. My first flight was in a J3 Cub, and life has been a relentless chase for that thrill, awe, and freedom ever since. I’m 28 and work in Engineering and Graphic Design, and still look up every time I hear an en... Read More »

Sarah Shrader     (Wisconsin)

Sarah Shrader (Wisconsin)

Sarah Shrader is based at KRHI, Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, Rhinelander, Wisconsin. For some unknown reason, I developed a severe fear/phobia of flying as an adult. It was affecting my life in numerous negative ways and became something I needed to address. I tried a Fear of Flying program (S... Read More »

Me, Public Speaker? No Way!!

Me, Public Speaker? No Way!!

Have I mentioned before that not so long ago it was agonizing for me to stand up in front of a handful of people and speak, even just to introduce myself? I was the perfect candidate for Toastmasters but the last person actually willing to show up at a meeting. I’m guessing if we’ve met,... Read More »

Ashley Benton     (Oklahoma)

Ashley Benton (Oklahoma)

Ashley Benton is based at KPWA, Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Been flying for a few years now and on my way to the Airlines. I had so much fun in Alaska flying last summer getting my tailwheel endorsement. One day I would love to own a Carbon cub! Ratings: Commercial, Instrument singl... Read More »

Marion Love     (New York)

Marion Love (New York)

Marion Love is based at NY94, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, NY. Growing up on the rocky runway of a true Flying Circus, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, shaped my belief in “what’s possible.” It took me awhile into adulthood to realize how many capabilities were formed at the airport... Read More »

Dianna Leason    (California)

Dianna Leason (California)

Dianna Leason is based at KSZP, Santa Paula Airport, Santa Paula, California. I’m a transgender woman. 65 years old. Flown my whole life. Built three EAB (experimental amateur built) airplanes. Worked for Burt Rutan for 12 years. Aero Engineer is my day job… I love aviation in all of its... Read More »

Michelle Messersmith     (Pennsylvania)

Michelle Messersmith (Pennsylvania)

Michelle Messersmith is based at KBVI, Beaver County Airport, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. I own a 1955 Cessna 170B (N4491B) with my father. I come from a long line of female pilots, including my mother who has 100’s of hours in the Cessna 170, Cessna 195 and many other cool birds. I have atten... Read More »

Diane Kraudelt     (North Carolina)

Diane Kraudelt (North Carolina)

Diane Kraudelt is based at BQ1, Gilliam – Mc Connell Airfield, Carthage, North Carolina.  So you have had a successful career or two and you’re not too young nor ready for an affordable care center, now what? With an airport less than 2 miles away from work, how about an intro ride? At t... Read More »

Law of Primacy

Law of Primacy

First, I must thank Brian Lansburgh for allowing me to post another in his series of excellent articles. This particular article delves into flying the most efficient and safest pattern among your options. As a pilot, you can fly a pattern that’s a virtual cross-country on downwind with a ridi... Read More »

Bonnie Ritchey     (California)

Bonnie Ritchey (California)

Bonnie Ritchey is based at E45, Pine Mountain Lake Airport, Groveland, California.  I’ve been flying 10 years, starting in a Citabria 7ECA. Right after I got my PPL I bought a Pitts S2A and love every minute of flying that plane! I now live at E45, a beautiful airpark with an active aviation c... 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 »