Olivia Henwood’s North Island, New Zealand Super Cub Flying Video!

Olivia Henwood’s North Island, New Zealand Super Cub Flying Video!

“I’d like to share this video from a stunning Sunday afternoon flight in a SuperCub, with my friend Catherine. A video speaks a million words.” ūüôā Flying Super Cub ZK-BQV, West Coast, North Island, New Zealand   Happy flying! Olivia Henwood...

Harlem Taildraggin’ Ladies

Harlem Taildraggin’ Ladies

It’s hard to describe any other way but if you weren’t in attendance at the 2013 Ladies Love Taildraggers Fly-in at KSNH – Savannah, TN then you missed out on some serious fun. Don’t believe us? Have a look for yourself…...

Replay: Ladies Who Fly..Somewhere over the Rainbow

Replay: Ladies Who Fly..Somewhere over the Rainbow

If you’re snowed in like me…. or the wind’s gusting like crazy…. or you’re just flat-out airplane less, this past LadiesLoveTaildraggers video just might brighten your day. The ladies take the most awesome, sometimes incredible photos! ¬†This video, first posted in October 2011, proves it. We’re a lucky bunch, seeing the world from our high in the sky “box seats”. AND, Congratulations to Donna Twigg (see 3:27 for a beautiful lady and a beautiful Super Cub) from Port Lincoln, South Australia on her marriage this week to Philip Jones. Down Under beach wedding with a 5 Cub fly by!!...

Time to take your pick!

Time to take your pick!

Here’s a link to a story about one of our lady taildragger pilots that is sure to inspire. Fighter pilot,¬†Lt. Col. Jill Long¬†learned to fly the civilian way, then went on to learn to fly “the Air Force way”. A Jill ‚Äėnugget of wisdom‚Äô; never take “NO” for an answer. http://cumberlink.com/news/local/carlisle-woman-gives-insight-into-life-as-a-fighter-pilot/article_6e60d364-5de9-11e2-a574-0019bb2963f4.html It’s January and the perfect time to watch videos about flying on skis. In this one, they’re not just flying on skis, they’re plowing through DEEP snow in Aeroncas and C140s, getting stuck, getting un-stuck and having one crazy, fun time! And finally, have you seen this IWC watch commercial staring John Malkovich? John’s most memorable line….”No, there are no “real” pilots anymore, just people in nifty uniforms who operate computers ….. “. After watching the video, the men may be lining up to buy IWC watches but I’m keeping my Timex! Come on, is the “woman pilot” actually flying with the yoke?! Kick back and be entertained by this 9 minute mini-movie. Then you decide how many watches you’re gonna buy!...

The Most Spectacular Plane Crash of 2012

The Most Spectacular Plane Crash of 2012

Without a doubt the most spectacular plane crash of 2012 was a Boeing 727 intentionally crashed in a remote Mexico desert in April. The crash was the culmination of 4 years of planning by a group of scientists for the Discovery Channel’s Curiosity Series and was featured in the program “Plane Crash” aired October 7th. A whopping¬†four million dollars was spent devising and orchestrating the spectacular crash for the purpose of studying crash survivability. Captain Jim Bob Slocum was at the top of a team of 300 people including the flight crew, scientists, cameramen, government officials, fire rescue personnel and security staff who successfully pulled off this amazing mission. There’s ¬†been much written about the big adventure in the months since the crash but here’s the¬†skinny¬†version. The crash was originally designed to use the world’s largest remote-controlled drone but because the aircraft would have to fly over populated areas to reach the remote Mexican location, that plan was nixed. Government regulations demanded a crew for at least part of the flight. They got around that little problem by hiring a group of ex-military pilots who were willing to fly the 727 to within a few miles of the crash site then parachute to safety. Jim Bob Slocum was the Captain. Jim Bob is a world-class skydiver and that skill proved to be invaluable on “crash day”. (FYI, Jim Bob is married to lady taildragger pilot Valerie Thal-Slocum who is also a world-class skydiver and has set numerous world records herself. If you were at our 2012 Lady Taildraggers flyin in Savannah, TN you probably met them both!) Somewhere along the line, Jim Bob affectionately named the Boeing 727 “Big Flo” and the name stuck. Crash day, Big Flo¬†was loaded with a crew of 3, plus 2 jump-masters to escort 2 of the 3 crew members back to earth “tandem style”. The plane was loaded with a multitude of sensors, crash test dummies and high-speed cameras to record the event from every possible angle within the 727. Following in very close formation was a Skymaster, the chase plane which would remotely execute the last moments of the crash into the desert. Jim Bob flew the 727 towards an isolated, makeshift runway in the desert, put the gear down, extended the flaps and set her up for a 135 knot decent. Once a consistent decent was maintained the two sets of tandem jumpers exited the plane through the rear door. At 3,500′ Jim Bob turned control of the aircraft over to the Skymaster crew and was the last to exit the aircraft. Awesomely executed, the flight came off as planned and much of the data gleaned from their mission has been published. The bottom line is crash landings in ANY aircraft can be survivable, no surprise to GA pilots. For those flying¬†commercially, if you are NOT part of the flight crew, sit in the rear of the aircraft as close as possible to an exit. Check out Good Morning America’s excellent video about the crash: Thanks to¬†Plane & Pilot Magazine’s “The Fine Art of Crashing‘ and the¬†NY Daily News¬†....

Flying near Talkeetna, Alaska

Here’s a GREAT video everybody….Bush flying near Talkeetna, Alaska. Created by Wayne Mushrush and Vanessa Bauman. I haven’t been able to find contact info on Vanessa so all you gals from Alaska, if you know her, send her our way. Not sure if she’s flying that Super Cub or not but she’s out there doing it and making some great videos! Music: “Joe Bann” by Fernando Apodaca....

Marti & Alex Witmore’s “My Secret Canyon” Video

Marti Witmore sent this video flying with her husband Alex flying near Terlingua s.w. Texas. ‘This video was shot from a Piper Cub with a GoPro camera. It is HD so you may need to let it buffer a while to play through. Also, if you have a good sound system you will get the most out of it.’...

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 who came before us. This short video includes some of those women and many of our newest LadiesLoveTaildraggers members....

2011 Merry Christmas from Ladies Love Taildraggers!!!

2011 Merry Christmas from Ladies Love Taildraggers!!!

Yes, our 2011 Christmas video is back by popular demand!¬†It includes some of our lady pilots and a few guys even make a quick appearance – but don’t blink or you might miss them. If you’re dreaming BIG for Christmas then you’ve come to the right place. “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey is a fabulous Christmas song – hope you love it too!! Send the link to all the taildragger lovers you know!!¬†Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Ladies Love Taildraggers!...

“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 girls have flown over, pictures of some of our newest members and great old favorites. Hope you love the music!...

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