Who Are These Ladies And That Taildragger Thing?!

Who Are These Ladies And That Taildragger Thing?!

“Who are these ladies and that taildragger thing?” words written and dramatically performed by Kelly Jeffries, part of her hilarious ‘Haunted Flying Dash’ song. And now, adding to the fun, here’s a video treat from Kelly sure to make everyone smile. 🙂 Read More »

S’cuse Me While I Kiss The Sky!

S’cuse Me While I Kiss The Sky!

I’ve hosted the LadiesLoveTaildraggers website for 9 years and it’s put me in a very fortunate position. When I’m lucky I receive unexpected little treats via email – sincere, heartfelt, and genuine messages from ladies, and sometime gentlemen, that stop me in my tracks and inspire me. A little “jewel” arrived in my In-box this week, this time from Jerome Behm from North Dakota. If the name sounds familiar, I did a blog post in 2015 titled “Love Is In The Air!“ about Jerome, his 1947 Piper PA-12-1... Read More »

Back by Popular Demand, Live. Love. Fly. Ladies Fit Tshirts!

Back by Popular Demand, Live. Love. Fly. Ladies Fit Tshirts!

Show off what you LOVE with this fun tshirt! The Live. Love. Fly. T is back by request, this time in a ladies fit (rather than the earlier unisex style). They are Black LAT™ T’s in a Soft Fine Jersey, 100% Cotton, Longer Length. $25.00. SHIPPING INCLUDED! Soft and comfy, slightly longer for comfort coverage, high quality, classically contoured to fit your body. Link to order Live. Love. Fly. Tshirts! Read More »

Elisa Maria DENVY Aerobatics Training

Elisa Maria DENVY Aerobatics Training

Austrian aerobatic pilot Elisa Maria Bretterebner is fantastically exhilarated about flying and it’s bound to be contagious. Elisa lives and breathes gliders, Super Cubs, Super Decathlons, Extra 300’s and I’m guessing anything else she can get her hands on. Elisa says, “My soul is in the sky. And I left my heart up there.” Aah, if you’re going to get a bug, the flying bug is the one you want! Reading in a lovely Austrian accent….. “After I made my aerobatic licence and some aerobatic training in a... Read More »

Laura Doornbos     (Illinois)

Laura Doornbos (Illinois)

Laura Doornbos is based at KBMI, Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington, Illinois. I flew in my first taildragger at 10 days old, thanks to my mom and dad who were both pilots and owned a Cessna 170 (straight model). As a kid our family trips and vacations revolved around where the 170 could get us (which was close to anywhere). It was a pretty awesome childhood. I have been around aviation my entire life. I soloed at 19, but life (college,marriage, and kids) sidetracked me for a few years. This past summer I FINALLY got back on track a... Read More »

Help me write our Scholarship!

Help me write our Scholarship!

That’s right. With your help, we can write the perfect Ladies Love Taildraggers Scholarship Application. GoFundMe donations have passed the 80% mark, and although we need to raise at least $5000 to proceed with advertising the 2019 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarships, I’m beginning to think we might get there. Many thanks for a donation today from Luscombe lady, Sharon Tinkler! If you have not yet had the opportunity to support our mission, please click on GoFundMe or mail your donation directly to Ladies Love Taildraggers, 7231 Elm... Read More »

Stephanie Bensinger     (Florida)

Stephanie Bensinger (Florida)

Stephanie Bensinger is based at 9FL1, Flying W Air Ranch Airport, Bushnell, Florida. Soloed in 1984 and flew ultralights until Sport Pilot came along. I now build, repair, and fly Experimentals. I’ve been planning to join for a while now, and a trip I just took with my BFF in a taildragger triggered the desire to follow through. Last weekend I flew a Rans S-20 from central Florida to southern Kentucky and back with Cassandra Bradley (who also registered here this week), and we had incredible fun. I’m uploading some pictures of the trip. The fir... Read More »

Abbey Cross     (California)

Abbey Cross (California)

Abbey Cross is based at KLPC, Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, California. Aviation obsessed. About to take my PPL checkride. Separating from the military to embark on this awesome journey to the airlines. Ratings: AGI (Advanced Ground Instructor), current Student pilot (checkride scheduled for this Tuesday!!) Aircraft flown: C172 & C182 Dream Taildragger: Draco! Thoughts on taildragging: The majesty of them. Of flying low and slow and being able to land just about anywhere. Read More »

Cassandra Bradley     (Florida)

Cassandra Bradley (Florida)

Cassandra Bradley is based at X55, Mid Florida Airport, Eustis, Florida. I’m a 47 year old network administrator. Married but separated. I never had any children but I love my kitties! My uncle used to be a flight instructor many years ago and used to take me for rides in his Cessna 175 back when I was a teenager. That got me interested but his plane was destroyed in a fire and he didn’t get another one until decades later. For me, regular life took over, along with the whole adulting thing and I came to regard flying as strictly a ... Read More »

Humbled and Grateful: My Tailwheel Endorsement Experience

Humbled and Grateful: My Tailwheel Endorsement Experience

One thing I ask of all LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarship winners is to write a short article about their experience. It’s great feedback for me and it’s a thank you to everyone who donates to our scholarship program. It’s also validation of the positive effects of additional flight training and confirmation we’re making a difference. The following article is from Danielle Maniere, based at Missoula, Montana who was the winner of the 2018 International Stinson Club’s Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship. The scholars... Read More »

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