LadiesLoveTaildraggers | For gals who LOVE the fun of flying taildraggers! LadiesLoveTaildraggers

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Pat Hange: Support one of our own!

Pat Hange: Support one of our own!

The name ‘LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ leaves no doubt about this group of gals … we love flying and we LOVE our taildraggers! Time and again, our members come together, friend each other, seek each other out, meet & fly together, and are a true community wh... Read More »

Elizabeth “Scottie” Manzo     (Georgia)

Elizabeth “Scottie” Manzo (Georgia)

Elizabeth “Scottie” Manzo is based at KAUO, Auburn University Regional Airport, Auburn, Alabama. I am from Gainesville, Georgia and a sophomore in the aviation program at Auburn University. My grandfather started teaching me to fly taildraggers when I turned 13 y... Read More »

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Join LadiesLoveTaildraggers for a week of Ghostly Flying Fun! September 30 – October 6, 2018. This year, instead of a traditional LLT fly-in, we’ll be flying together across 6 states on a Haunted Flying Tour. Join us for just one leg or the entire week!

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Our Mission

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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Flying what some consider “the best home-built aerobatic kit-plane ever designed”

Flying what some consider “the best home-built aerobatic kit-plane ever designed”

Get out and fly ladies! Fly for the fun of it, fly for the adventure of it, and fly for the opportunity to meet awesome pilots everywhere you go. On our recent flight around the rim of America we stopped at KOMN, Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, just north and under the Class C airspace of Dayton Bea... Read More »

Kaitlyn Gallegos     (California)

Kaitlyn Gallegos (California)

Kaitlyn Gallegos is based at KCRQ, McClellan-Palomar Airport, Carlsbad, California. I am a huge AvGeek! I have been flying since I was 14 years old and can’t get enough of it! I took Private Pilot Ground School at Palomar College and passed with the highest grade in the class. I then was a rec... Read More »

Mia Langford     (North Carolina)

Mia Langford (North Carolina)

Mia Langford is based at KPYG, Pageland Airport, Pageland, South Carolina and lives in Mint Hill, North Carolina. I’m relatively new to aviation; I’ve been flying for about a year and a half now. I’m currently working on getting my IFR rating. My goal is to make a career in aviation, flying co... Read More »

Mikki Kline     (Georgia)

Mikki Kline (Georgia)

Mikki Kline is based at 48A, Cochran Airport, Cochran, Georgia. Working on my Instrument rating and new owner of a warbird – not a taildragger, but it’s mine!  It is Japanese… a Fuji Nikko LM-1 My husband and I bought it from a local guy, in our little town of 5,000 people. Crazy h... Read More »

Gillian Morse     (California)

Gillian Morse (California)

Gillian Morse is based at KSBA, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, California. I am an engineer living in Santa Barbara, CA. Originally from Chicago, I went to Purdue University where I earned a private pilot license and a BS in aeronautical engineering. After college I lived in Fort Wo... Read More »

Women in Wyoming: Lori Olson

Women in Wyoming: Lori Olson

Every woman who has let self-doubt obstruct her desire to become a pilot, and every person who has let fear or anxiety keep them from achieving their goals, will be inspired by this personal story and podcast. Many thanks to Lori Olson, Director of the Upton Municipal Airport, backcountry pilot... Read More »

Female aviators are equal to their male counterparts, right?

Female aviators are equal to their male counterparts, right?

Thank heaven it’s 2018 and women aviators are finally considered equal partners with their male counterparts. Hmmm, but are they really? Opportunities for women who choose aviation as a career have never been better. Jobs abound for pilots but also for dispatchers, air traffic controllers, mec... Read More »

Kristen Brown     (Oregon)

Kristen Brown (Oregon)

Kristen Brown is based at KUAO, Aurora State Airport, Aurora, Oregon. I am a long time lurker and hang out on the (LadiesLoveTaildraggers) Facebook side. Always loved flying but only in the last few years have had a chance to pursue it. I love just about anything that flies. I like taking aviation t... Read More »

Who is Aline Rhonie?

Who is Aline Rhonie?

Take a look at the following photo and admit you’re intrigued, curious, even a little fascinated by what you see. I don’t believe I’ve seen such a fantastic, classic photo of a woman posed with an airplane that I haven’t come across a dozen times on the internet, and I know z... Read More »

Join these ladies on our LLT Fall Haunted Flying Tour!!

Join these ladies on our LLT Fall Haunted Flying Tour!!

There’s no better way to inspire max interest in our upcoming LADIES LOVE TAILDRAGGERS HAUNTED FLYING TOUR than a slideshow.  Photos say it all, especially when featuring the ladies who will be flying and their airplanes! As of today we have 26 airplanes registered, some for the entire week of... Read More »

Lauren Dalzell Settles     (Kentucky)

Lauren Dalzell Settles (Kentucky)

Lauren Dalzell Settles is based at KOWB, Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, Owensboro, Kentucky. I’m the daughter of a pilot who flew for 50 years. When he passed I decided to learn to fly in his plane, born and raised in a taildragger! I definitely have my dad’s talent and love ... Read More »

The inside “spin” on Emergency Maneuver Training with Jeanne MacPherson

The inside “spin” on Emergency Maneuver Training with Jeanne MacPherson

Many thanks to 2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers scholarship winner Shalyn Marchetti for detailing beautifully what Emergency Maneuver Training with Jeanne MacPherson is all about. Jeanne operates Mountain AirDance, Helena, Montana, and is a past ‘Montana Pilot of the Year’, flies a King Air 9... Read More »

Pat Hockett     (Kansas)

Pat Hockett (Kansas)

Pat Hockett is based at 51K, Cedar Air Park, Olathe, Kansas. I soloed in 1971 and am a flight instructor. I flew banners for several years, own and manage a privately owned public use airport (51K), have manufactured aircraft parts and assist in maintaining my own airplanes. I love airplanes and air... Read More »

Christi Masi     (Washington)

Christi Masi (Washington)

Christi Masi is based at KBFI, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington. I fly a Murphy Rebel Elite built by my husband. The plane’s first flight was in 2000 and it’s taken me this long to finally tackle the challenge. I started flying in 2016 with a club. I changed to flying our plane at the end of ... Read More »

You are invited!

You are invited!

They say the best things in life are free —- and it certainly holds true when it comes to our “Indy Grass Strips” fun fly-out this Saturday, August 11. EAA members who join us get bonus points (or at least extra donuts!) You are invited to fly along with us on the 2018 Indy Grass S... Read More »

 

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Featured Videos

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 »