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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 bal... 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 ... 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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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 »

Cindy  K   (Kenya)

Cindy K (Kenya)

Cindy K is based at HKNY, Nanyuki Airport, Nanyuki, Kenya. I am currently a student at Kenya School of Flying in Kenya. I acquired my PPL license in 2018 and I am now working on my CPL with 120 logged flying hours. I would love to encourage girls in my community to fight for their dreams because no ... Read More »

Tess Morris-Paterson    (UK)

Tess Morris-Paterson (UK)

Tess Morris-Paterson is based at EGLK, Blackbushe Airport, Yateley, UK. I’m 32 years old and this year decided that I wanted to change careers and become a commercial airline pilot. It took me 8 weeks to complete my EASA PPL in the stunning Scottish Highlands, and I’m now looking for opp... Read More »

Shalyn Applegate-Marchetti    (Missouri)

Shalyn Applegate-Marchetti (Missouri)

Shalyn Applegate-Marchetti is based at 15MO, Applegate Airport, Queen City, Missouri. Hello!! I have been a proud member of LLT since 2014, but so much has happened in the past four years that I feel the need to update my bio. I’ve long been passionate about flying. I was raised on a private airport... Read More »

Sara Cameron     (Canada)

Sara Cameron (Canada)

Sara Cameron is based at CYXY, Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen International Airport, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. I learned to fly with my dad in his 170 out of Steamboat Springs Colorado where he gave me good mountain training as well as flying through the Idaho Backcountry to go camping with him, my sister... Read More »

Nicole Lund     (Nebraska)

Nicole Lund (Nebraska)

Nicole Lund is based at KCBF, Council Bluffs Municipal Airport, Council Bluffs, Iowa. I am Nicole, 20 years old, and I am currently attending the University of Nebraska Omaha. I am studying aviation. Ratings: Instrument-rated Private Pilot Aircraft flown: Cessna 150, 172, and 182. Piper Cub and Pipe... Read More »

Katie Shields     (Illinois)

Katie Shields (Illinois)

Katie Shields is currently based at KDWF, David Hooks Memorial Airport, Houston, TX and is a flight instructor. I started flying a Citabria recently and love it! Just did my first aerobatic flight in a Decathlon! Ratings: CSEL, CMEL, CFI, CFII, MEI Aircraft flown: C152, C172, PA44, 7ECA, 8KCAB Dream... Read More »

Jordyn Matthews   (Arizona)

Jordyn Matthews (Arizona)

Jordyn Matthews is based at KCHD, Chandler Municipal Airport, Chandler, AZ. Hello! My name is Jordyn Matthews. On September 14, 2016 I took a discovery flight in a Piper Archer at a small airport in Chandler, Arizona. Before that day, I was a full-time orthodontic assistant who had once thought that... Read More »

“Any aircraft in our airspace, report!”

“Any aircraft in our airspace, report!”

There’s one thing I’ve noticed recently about my flying – I have a difficult time flying a straight line. Oh, it’s not that I can’t follow the pink line, it’s that a straight line bores me. Whether I’m flying just 38 miles like yesterday to KBAK, or 138 mile... Read More »

Apply NOW for a 2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship!

Apply NOW for a 2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship!

Yes, it’s time to apply for a 2019 Ladies Love Taildraggers Scholarship!  In 2019, I hope to award more scholarships than ever before. Thanks to the generosity of individuals who donated to our Scholarship Fund and volunteer CFIs, we will stretch our dollars and help even more women ... 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 »