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Come on up, the water’s fine!

Come on up, the water’s fine!

It was a fabulous first for me, arriving at AirVenture 2019 a whopping 60 hours before it officially begins. There’s plenty happening on the grounds at OSH in the days and weeks before kickoff, high time to see it unfold for myself – not to mention live-it-up eve... Read More »

Ashli Blain    (Montana)

Ashli Blain (Montana)

Ashli is based at KBIL, Billings Logan Intl. Airport, Billings, Montana.  Ashli is 18 years old, is from a flying family and has been flying since she was 14. She feels fortunate that she has had many opportunities to fly different aircraft. Moving forward, Ashli plans to ha... Read More »


Register Now for the 2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in at Natchitoches, Louisiana!

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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Kendra Hart, “The Most Flying Fun!”

Kendra Hart, “The Most Flying Fun!”

Over the years we’ve sent many LLT scholarship winners to train with Brian Lansburgh at Tailwheel Town in Oregon. Brian’s not one to let tailwheel candidates off easy and he requires students develop a high level of precision control as they learn new maneuvers and the nuances of flying ... Read More »

AirVenture 2019 LLT Events Sign-up

AirVenture 2019 LLT Events Sign-up

Is AirVenture/OSH on your July calendar? It’s the one single homage that’s fulfilled annually by aviation obsessed pilots – EAA’s AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Monday, Jul 22, 2019 – Sunday, Jul 28, 2019. I’ve made the pilgrimage for years with anticipation and excite... Read More »

Lakshmi Vempati (Virginia)

Lakshmi Vempati (Virginia)

Lakshmi is based at KVKX, Potomac Airfield, Friendly, Maryland. I have been a pilot since 2001. I love to fly to exotic destinations for that $500 vegeburger. Ratings: Private pilot, instrument rated. Tailwheel and complex rating. Aircraft Flown: C152, C172, PA28 (Warrior, Archer, Arrow), Grumman Ti... Read More »

Tackling a plane you’ve never flown

Tackling a plane you’ve never flown

Am I the only pilot who thinks it’s a really big deal to solo a different airplane for the first time? For me, there’s the ‘yikes’ phenomenon floating through my brain every time I’ve done it. I’ve been known to do all kinds of crazy stuff mentally pumping myself ... Read More »

Hannah Strausz (Kansas)

Hannah Strausz (Kansas)

Hannah Strausz is based at 47K, Moundridge Municipal Airport, Moundridge, Kansas. I am an 18 year old girl who got involved in aviation about 4 years ago. I recently graduated high school but started an aviation club as a senior project. My goal is to become a pilot as soon as possible. Aircraft flo... Read More »

New LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Fly-in Tshirts Available!

New LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Fly-in Tshirts Available!

Happy news! There’s a small group of LLT ladies at the helm, researching and fine tuning all the details of our upcoming October 3 – 6, 2019 Ladies Love Taildraggers Natchitoches Louisiana Fly-in. Researching? Oh yes, I’m talking local historical and plantation tours, fly-outs, res... Read More »

LLT Scholarship Winner, Revisited

LLT Scholarship Winner, Revisited

In 2018, member Summer Papple from Ontario, Canada, won a LLT Scholarship to earn a tailwheel endorsement. She was fortunate to have received the instruction from Debby Rihn-Harvey. Debby’s achievements include a 27 year long career as an airline pilot, the longest-standing U.S. Aerobatic Team... Read More »

Sara Shapiro (Washington)

Sara Shapiro (Washington)

Sara is based at KOLM, Olympia Regional Airport, Olympia, Washington. I flew taildraggers long before you needed an endorsement! I learned to fly in a 150 and 152. I purchased a 170B in 1984. I bought the tail dragger after multiple trips to Alaska where I worked in the villages west of Bethel. Rati... Read More »

Rosemarie Surette (Illinois)

Rosemarie Surette (Illinois)

Rosemarie Surette is based at 05C, Griffith-Merrillville Airport, Griffith, Indiana. I really love flying and meeting female pilots. I got hooked on taildraggers in Alaska and now own a C180. I am so excited to meet you all especially since you fly taildraggers and I’m sure I have a lot to learn fro... Read More »

Shay Londre (California)

Shay Londre (California)

Shay Londre is based at Santa Monica Municipal Airport, KSMO, in Los Angeles, California. I been flying off and on since 2013. I have friends with planes so I usually fly with them in a DA40 or Cirrus, or I fly a 172. I would love to get my taildragger endorsement. Shayln Marchetti was my flight ins... 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 »