Day 1, LLT Flyin

Day 1, LLT Flyin

Thursday, October 3, 2019: It’s going to take more than crappy weather to crash this LadiesLoveTaildraggers party! There are gals from around the country fighting their way to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Natchitoches, Louisiana fly-in. Some made it in today, others are in nearby states waiting for improving wx. The weather gods may have planned a showstopper for Day 1 of our fly-in but our ladies are determined, resilient, and smart. They flew when they could, they landed and waited when it was wise, and they keep on coming. Tonight, a lar... Read More »

Life doesn’t get much better than flying a taildragger on a long cross-country.

Life doesn’t get much better than flying a taildragger on a long cross-country.

I have to tell you. Life doesn’t get much better than flying a taildragger on a long cross-country. Doesn’t matter that it’s bumpy. Doesn’t matter that there’s a 35 knot headwind. Doesn’t even matter that it’s hot as Hades and you’re having last minute thoughts about the 70 degree x 19 knot crosswind you may be setting yourself up for. Life is for living and it’s time to do it! Read More »

Kristina Leng (Illinois)

Kristina Leng (Illinois)

Kristina is based at Poplar Grove Airport, in Poplar Grove, IL. Poplar Grove was the site of the 2017 Ladies Love Taildraggers Fly-in. It is home to over 400 aircraft, 200 hangars, and 100 homes complete with runway access! Many of the kind and generous pilots living there opened their homes and hangars to visiting lady taildraggers. Kristina is a student pilot whose hobbies include travelling, ice hockey, yoga, and eating vegetables! She started her aviation journey on June 9, 2019 and is loving every minute of it. She says, “I’m h... Read More »

WooHoo, On Our Way!!

It’s Wednesday morning here in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you were a mouse scurrying through my kitchen, you’d have seen two very excited lady taildragger pilots just itching to get on the way! Our destination – the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Natchitoches, Louisinia Fly-in at KIER. We’ve been planning it for months and it just couldn’t get here fast enough to suit me. But I realize, great things take time, and finally, the time has come. Lisa Kienholz, Luscombe owner from Santa Paula Airport, CA, flew commercially to IN... Read More »

Angie Miller (Illinois)

Angie Miller (Illinois)

Angie is based at St Louis Downtown Airport, in Cahokia/St Louis, IL. She is currently a student pilot who was approaching her 50th birthday and decided to finally follow her dream of becoming a pilot. As this time, she’s just within a few weeks of earning her license. Aircraft flown: C172R and C172S Dream taildragger: Kelly’s “Fifinella”! Why I love taildraggers: Well, I love my friend Kelly who has a taildragger! Read More »

India Meyer (Massachusetts)

India Meyer (Massachusetts)

India is based at 7B2, Northampton Airport, in Northampton, MA. She is currently a student pilot who had never thought about flying until several years ago, when she watched biplanes doing aerobatics as she was climbing in Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. She says she was instantly captivated and that spark stuck around. For her 21st birthday, her mother bought an intro flight for her at the local airport in Northampton, MA. India says, “Boy was I hooked! It took me another year to fly again, this time in Salt Lake City where I lived the past t... Read More »

Brittany Phillippe (Oregon)

Brittany Phillippe (Oregon)

Brittany is based at KBDN, Bend Municipal Airport, in Bend, OR. She’s 23 years old and although she just started flying a year ago, she already has her PPL and IFR! She says she found her passion for aviation about two years ago and has been loving every minute ever since. Brittany just finished her tailwheel endorsement and got her spin endorsement at the same time. She says, “Flying taildraggers is the most fun I’ve had in a long time!” She is currently about 50 hours into her commercial training, and has close to 160 hours ... Read More »

Electra Bullard (Texas)

Electra Bullard (Texas)

Electra is based at KINK, Winkler County Airport, in Wink, TX where her family owns and operates Fandango Air FBO. She is a 16 year old student pilot who soloed at 16 in a Maule. She will do her checkride for her PPL on 10/10/19, her 17th birthday. Electra’s family owns a Maule M5 180C, which she flies along with a 1956 Cessna 180 that her dad flies, and a 1959 Cessna 182B which belongs to her grandfather. Aircraft flown: Maule M5 180CCessna 180Cessna 182Maule M4 220Maule MXT 7 180 Dream taildragger: Beech 18 Why Electra loves taildragger... Read More »

How about a FREE Tailwheel Endorsement?!!

How about a FREE Tailwheel Endorsement?!!

That’s right, a free tailwheel endorsement plus the opportunity to fly a taildragger to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Natchitoches, Louisiana Fly-in. VERY Cool! THE OFFER. CFII, Dianne Wieman, based at 1TE4, a San Antonio, TX suburb will be flying her Aeronca Champ to the KIER, LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ Natchitoches, Louisiana Fly-in October 3. She has an open seat and is willing to provide tailwheel training (Tailwheel Endorsement) before, during and on the return trip to Texas. Start and end point, San Antonio, TX, arriving Tues... Read More »

Greta Liebeler (Virginia)

Greta Liebeler (Virginia)

Greta is based at KPSK, New River Valley Airport, in Dublin, VA, although her heart remains in her home airport KSZP, Santa Paula Airport, CA where she learned to fly. There she earned her tailwheel endorsement, completed Emergency Maneuver Training, and started flying basic aerobatics. She has relocated to Blacksburg, VA for school, looking for as many opportunities as possible to fly tailwheel on the east coast. Aircraft flown: Citabria, Decathlon, Super Decathlon, Pitts S-2B, C-150, C-152, C-182, C-172 Dream taildragger: Pitts S-2B and ... Read More »

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