This blog isnโ€™t about sitting on the ground dreaming about flying. Itโ€™s about empowering women to live their dream of flying a taildragger โ€“ 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! Our Mission
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That feeling you get when your plane is finally out of the shop. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Letโ€™s get back to our adventures av8r_peter!

#aviation #pilotsofinstagram #cessna180 #skywagon #tailwheel #tailwheelpilot #femalepilot #girlpilot #girlswhofly #avgeek #aviationdaily #ladieslovetaildraggers #whyifly

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Our roving reporter, Chris Buckely, has achieved something newsworthy yet again. The local aviatrix, call sign pink flamingo, has earned her tailwheel endorsement!! Buckley is quickly becoming what some might call a legend here at GBA. Next up for her is CFI! Awesome job Buckley!! #greatbasinaviation #tailwheel #citabria #aviatrix #womeninaviation #ninetynine #reno #flyreno #aviation #aviationlovers #ladieslovetaildraggers #pinkflamingo #learntofly ...

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I want to fly all the airplanes but there is nothing like flying my own!

#girlpilot #happy #supercubbin #iloverudderpedals #ladieslovetaildraggers

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"Sometimes following your heart means losing your mind." The heart can lead you on a wild journey but isn't that what makes life so interesting? ...

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My Papa. My first airplane ride was sitting on the smoker in his spray plane when I was 7 years old (As you may have read recently in Canadian Aviator Magazine๐Ÿ˜Š). Adventure is his middle name. ...

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Working away on my submission for the virtual STOL competition put on by stolpilot ragwoodrefactory and many more.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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What an incredible way to get young pilots involved! If you are a pilot under 25 or a female pilot (any age) please check out the highsierraflyin Facebook page for more details.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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A big thanks to everyone involved in putting this together. You know, when people go out of their way to put something together like this for the purpose of encouraging female pilots itโ€™s important we show up. I encourage you to take part if you are able.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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another big thanks to nate_couchman for offering up his plane so that I can take part in this initiative and allisonleeward for the reminder and asking for an extension so that more people can submit entries. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Fill โ€˜er up! Monday morning started out right with a before work run around the patch six times. Calm winds and my happy little feet dancing in the Skywagon! ๐Ÿ’•โœˆ๏ธ #femalepilot #aviatrixlife #FLYWyoming #cessna180 #skywagon #apilotslifeforme #mondaymotivation #ladieslovetaildraggers ...

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Flew the 180 up to Montana to celebrate with my niece, Hailey, for being named Student of the Year! What a great reason to hop into an airplane!
#femalepilot #ladieslovetaildraggers #tailwheel #taildragger #cennaskywagon #avgeek #whyifly #flywithme #cessna180 #skywagonlovers #bigskycountry #montana

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A little formation action to spice up your Saturday!! Blue skies!๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿคฉ ...

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My Hangar-Neighbor, the Antonov. I can taxi my plane under this wing! This beautiful biplane taxis between hangars with just a few feet of space off each wingtip, you have to see it in person to grasp her scale. When I walk by their hangar and the door is open, I have to resist the temptation to bow! ๐Ÿ˜† I'm not as angry as I look here, honest I was just squinting! .
#antonov #antonovan2 #taildragger #aviationdaily #aviatrixlife #aviation #pilotview #pilotsofinstagram #airplane #airplanespotting #planelovers #ladieslovetaildraggers #russianmade

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me: *impatiently waiting to be in the air again* throwback to my 1st solo XC flight! whew, what an experience i wonโ€™t forget!๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ’—
#femalepilot #womeninaviation #girlswhofly #ladieslovetaildraggers

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Need new avionics?? Met some great peeps at Gulf Coast Avionics today, including owner Rick Garcia. Walked away with a little gift on my head too! ๐Ÿ’ฏ Thank you!! ...

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The 180 looks mighty fine out on my familyโ€™s land in Eastern Montana.
#mymontanamoment #flymontana #bigskycountry #cessna180 #skywagon #avgeek #whyifly #flywithme #stolquest #wyomingaviatrix #ladieslovetaildraggers #taildraggers

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Idaho to California. Bringing our new toy home. Soon to be #tailwheelpilot #piperpacer #tailwheel #femalepilot #adventure #pilotcouple cali_av8r #ladieslovetaildraggers ...

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Great day for some taildragger training! ...

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With one goal complete I'm setting my sights on the next. Starting to work toward my night rating in November. I'm not sure why but I've never had the desire to fly at night. Maybe it has to do with the added risk and the fact that I felt I needed to be a better pilot before taking it on. Feeling ready for this next step. Bring it on! ...

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This chick kicked some ass today at High Sierra out.foxd. .
#highsierraflyin2019 #highsierraflyin #stohldrag #taildragger #ladieslovetaildraggers #tailwheel

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As part of my time spent south of the 49th parallel I will be spending 5 days in San Antonio to complete my tailwheel endorsement. So grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of the Ladies Love Taildraggers award and can't wait to pay it forward one day when I'm able. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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I'll be staying with a lovely woman named Dianne who is a CFI and has volunteered her time and airplane to support women in aviation. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Can't wait to meet Dianne, Learn about tailwheel aircraft and venture through the great state of Texas. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Keep posted on the next 2 weeks because they will be adventure packed.

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Ooooooooh Baby did that feel great!!! Pumpkin carrying me through the finish with everyone behind ๐Ÿ™‚ We had perfect conditions; light winds, calm air, and Pumpkin consistently pulls away from the pack while still on the runway. I found out five minutes after landing they were Disqualifying me for low flying on the backside of the course (crop-dusting habits die hard apparently), but as frustrating as that is I will never forget my first pull up from home pylon knowing Pumpkin was First ๐Ÿ˜ Who wants to win their first race anyway? That would just be cocky. ๐Ÿคฃ
#renoairraces #taildragger #iamwai #aviatrixlife #aviatrix #atomicpumpkinairracing #airracing #ladieslovetaildraggers #girlsflytoo #cassutt #airrace1 #piloteyes #instaaviation

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Could formation practise be any cuter? ๐Ÿ˜ (I know, I know! I'm not supposed to call them cute) .
#cassutt #flyformation #renoairraces #taildragger #ladieslovetaildraggers #iamwai #pilotview #aviatrixlife #instaaviation #christeneagle

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I was fortunate enough to buy my first taildragger, a Champ, with partners in the summer of 2019. A couple weeks ago, some friends and I formed a company and bought a T-6! Its pretty cold in Ohio, but it was totally worth bundling up to go flying today. Now to learn how to fly it...thank goodness my husband is a CFI! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow! A Champ to a T-6... what a change!

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Awesome! You can do it! I started out in a J3 Cub. Within two years of getting my Private, I had soloed my T-6 and currently give rides in it. Good luck to you!

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Congrats!! T-6s are the best!!

Wow!!! Someday i hope to have a radial taildragger ๐Ÿ˜Š

I've got 45 minutes of dual in an SNJ in my log. Most fun I've ever had flying.

Have fun! It’s big and noisy, but remember, as my Harvard Instructor told me, ‘it’s just an aeroplane’!

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“The Ladies Love Taildraggers website and Facebook page kept me going whilst I was working on my tailwheel endorsement in my Luscombe.ย  I had just earned my Private Pilot’s License when my mother and brother both took ill. Reading the posts was the encouragement I needed to keep at it. ย  It is so great to share flying adventures with like minded ladies!” Lisa Kienholz, Luscombe 8E, N2660K

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ย โ€œI wish this site had been around back in the 80s and 90s when I was flying. It was hard to find other lady taildragger pilots and stay connected. Ladies Love Taildraggers is a fun and vibrant group, and even though I donโ€™t fly any longer, I support their mission wholeheartedly!โ€ย  Theresa Berthelsdorf, N89658

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