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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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Alberta views inverted style.
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#taildragger #becauseiwasinverted #aerobatics #travelalberta #prairieviews #instaaviation #instaviation #aviationdaily #pilotviews #aviation #aviatrix #aviatrixlife #ladieslovetaildraggers #iamwai #womeninaviation #girlsflytoo #pilotlife
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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 Magazine😊). Adventure is his middle name. ...

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What do people normally say... “low quality photo, high quality time”? Well getting to fly aerobatic maneuvers in an Extra 300 was EXTRA high quality flying!! ...

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My kind of fun. 🤗❤️🐻 Enjoying a few extra days playing at home, working on my Tailwheel Flying (still a lot to learn) and got my little pit bike out... This was my 1st bike Dad got me when I was in Middle school, after a little TLC it’s running great and just as fun. .
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#hangarhome #tailwheel #cubflying #womeninaviation #alwayslearning #ladieslovetaildraggers #stickandrudder #funflying #j3 #pipercub #pitbike #femalepilot #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #gratefuleveryday #optoutside #freshair #thesimplethings #flywithaopa #whyifly #pocketfullofsunshine
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Waiting for the COVID storm to pass like... I’ll just chill in a paddock in the middle of no where on my own alittle longer 🤷‍♀️ ...

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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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Ooooooooh Baby did that feel great!!! Pumpkin carrying me through the finish with everyone behind 🙂 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 😁 Who wants to win their first race anyway? That would just be cocky. 🤣
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#renoairraces #taildragger #iamwai #aviatrixlife #aviatrix #atomicpumpkinairracing #airracing #ladieslovetaildraggers #girlsflytoo #cassutt #airrace1 #piloteyes #instaaviation
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I love seeing the pure unfiltered happiness when people experience the RV Grin for the first time.... but does this count as a Grin 🤔 #aerobatics #rvgrin #vansaircraft #vansrv #ladieslovetaildraggers #goproaviation #gopropilot #aviation ...

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My Orange Crush. .
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4 more months! I couldn’t be happier than to be having a little girl with the stunner juliamathers . Beautiful, caring, smart, and extremely hard working, Julia will be the best mom! And the best part is the little one will arrive in time for the premier of Top Gun: Maverick. #itsreallyhappening #becauseiwasinverted #babyannouncement #gopro #aerobatics #vansaircraft #aviation #flying #vansrv #ladieslovetaildraggers #goproaviation #topgunmaverick #instaaviation #goprohero7black ...

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The Businessliner handles well with a gentle touch akpacersteph #cessna195 #cessna195businessliner #ladieslovetaildraggers ...

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Smiling because I get to go flying ✈️🎉
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...also muttering expletives trying to get worn out cowl fasteners screwed back in 😑
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#flying #womeninaviation #aviation #femalepilot #avgeek #aeroncachamp #girlsflytoo #ladieslovetaildraggers #taildraggertuesday #taildragger #tailwheelpilot #stickandrudder #blessed
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Today I flew a tailwheel legend ❤️ One of the highest compliments I’ve received was when Dick told me he would fly with me (AKA he trusted ME enough to take him up in the cub and not kill him! 😱) So for a year now, I’ve been practicing and waiting to muster up enough confidence to actually take him up on this offer! Today was the perfect bluebird day and I had no more excuses. So I womaned up, threw the old man in, and took off! We had a blast doing aerial maneuvers and I only had one shoddy landing! 😅 Watch out world, Confident Flight Instructor Hailey is comin’ through! 🤘🏼😉 #CFI #tailwheel #tailwheelpilot #j3cub #aviatrix #mentors #flyfamily #womeninaviation #aviatrixlife #inspireothers #whyifly #ladieslovetaildraggers ...

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Got a ride in this beauty! #BTB #marginalaviation #ladieslovetaildraggers #womeninaviation #newstandard #barnstorming ...

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Always happy when I'm up there! 🙂 #happypilot #beyourself #heart #pilot #flying #taildragger #ladieslovetaildraggers ...

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A new day... and another chance to get it right. ♥️🌅🙌
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#riseandshine #keywestsunrise #maymydreamsbebiggerthanmyfears #lifewelltravelled #alwaysanadventure #keywest #biplane #magiccarpet #inspired #aviationdaily #goodmorningbeautiful #iloveflying #ladieslovetaildraggers #femalepilot #aviatrix #womeninaviation #conchrepublic #goproaviation #chasingthedream #gratefuleveryday #whyifly #keywestbiplanes
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Missing the Hood River fly-in!! 💗 ... Even if chipmunk360 took the photo. #offroadvixens #fatpnw #cubbin #ladieslovetaildraggers #fattirecowboys #aviatrix #dothesetiresmakemelooksmall #toomuchfun #tailwheel #taildragger #avgeek #aviation #camping #waaam ...

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"This is the part of me that you're never gonna ever take away from me!" #chicksfly #womeninaviation #anywomancanfly #but #ladieslovetaildraggers #partofme #flying #solo #cubgirl ...

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I was there. Came in as part of the flight of 4. Sorry to miss you

Sorry I missed you also. Nice little fly in

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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!

You are so Blessed!! 😎🌴

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!

Kayla Jane Fairchild

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

Wow!!! Someday i hope to have a radial taildragger 😊

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’!

ENJOY!!! Congrats! 😀

Congratulations. It is a big fat cub! Have fun!

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Lisa Kienholz

“The Ladies Love Taildraggers website and Facebook page kept me going whilst I was working on my tailwheel endorsement in my Luscombe.  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.   It is so great to share flying adventures with like minded ladies!” Lisa Kienholz, Luscombe 8E, N2660K

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“I love how Ladies Love Taildraggers brings together accomplished, novice and even aspiring female taildragger pilots. We all have something to learn from and share with one another. This truly is a special group and I’m so honored to be a part of it.” Katie Pribyl, Cessna 180, N7622A

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“I really enjoy the ladieslovetaildraggers.com website. Reading about other female pilots, the ability to find places to stay – and new friends – when traveling via my own taildragger…it’s a great website. The website speaks for itself!”Arty Trost, Talon Typhoon, Oregon

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“Thank you, Judy Birchler, for creating a haven which asks nothing from its members but that you support and celebrate your fellow lady tailwheel pilots! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that group?!”  Andrea Eldridge, California

Theresa Berthelsdorf

 “I 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 don’t fly any longer, I support their mission wholeheartedly!”  Theresa Berthelsdorf, N89658

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