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Here's a gem that rolled through today. 1946 Stinson Gullwing. Gorgeous! ... See MoreSee Less

Heres a gem that rolled through today. 1946 Stinson Gullwing. Gorgeous!Image attachmentImage attachment

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What a GEM!!!!!!

Sweet

I did a double take!

SR 10 or V77 Bigger 300 hp etc for 170 cruise. No one could afford them in 1960s AAA. 1300 built of the 5, 7, and 9 too but with 225 in them. 5000 of the later 108.

A neighbor I used to have owned one and took me for a ride. It was so sweet!

Hmmmmmm.....franklin engine ?

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Hi ladies, I am putting together a slideshow tribute for Erissa Yong-Wilson. If you have any photos or thoughts you would like to share please email them to chroustovam@gmail.com (c.c. bccoast99s@gmail.com) today or tomorrow by the latest. Higher-resolution preferable, if possible. It will be shown on the projector screen by the Ninety-Nines. ... See MoreSee Less

Hi ladies, I am putting together a slideshow tribute for Erissa Yong-Wilson. If you have any photos or thoughts you would like to share please email them to chroustovam@gmail.com (c.c. bccoast99s@gmail.com) today or tomorrow by the latest. Higher-resolution preferable, if possible. It will be shown on the projector screen by the Ninety-Nines.

3 days ago

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Thank you so much for this tribute!! She was such an inspiration to so many of us. Please share the slide show here if you’d be so kind.

Have you gotten any pics from her time flying with Sparky Imeson?

I definitely have some and will try to find them for you

Erissa en Cozumel Mexican caribbean

I want to thank Ladies Love Taildraggers and Blue River Aviation for the opportunity to visit and fly in Alaska. The trip worked out better than I could have ever imagined. I completed my float plane rating! It was the trip of a lifetime with more than one surprise. I am now engaged <3. I am so grateful for the experience and still awestruck. What a wild and beautiful place to fly. A a big thanks to Judy Birchler, you are such an amazing woman creating a platform for women to bond, have fun and push each other to achieve our dreams. So much love for all of you and happy flying ladies! ... See MoreSee Less

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Way to go kiddo! Proud of you!

Congratulations on both accounts. Flying and encampment

I love Alaska flying. So glad you got to experience it!

This brings back so many wonderful memories!

ConGRATulations on both!

Congratulations on your rating and engagement!!! Thanks for sharing!

Love every bit of this ❤️🤘

This is amazing! Congrats!

Congratulations on so many counts!!

That makes me so homesick!! <3

Great pics, congratulations all the way around !!

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We had a great time! Looking forward to next year’s. We need more participants. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

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a sharp looking plane and a sharp looking lady.

Absolutely amazing

That is the fanciest grass strip ever! Love it!

Jeanette came up from Texas to get her commercial sea add on. She was the winner of the Ladies Love Taildraggers scholarship and we are so glad we could help make it happen! Congrats! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook Jeanette came up ...

awesome picture....

Congrats!!!! Enjoy the experience!! I never saw a cowling like that. What is that? Looks like a Cub, but .....

Congratulations. Like it!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations! Flying a seaplane is really fun! 👏👏🎉🎉

Wow, that’s a different looking cowling... 🤔 What’s up with that? Love the floats 👌❤️

YES!!!!!!

Way to represent, Jeanette! Congratulations!

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If anyone happens to be passing through! ... See MoreSee Less

If anyone happens to be passing through!

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Even if you’re not passing through it’s worth the travel

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Beautiful day for flying!

Beautiful!!

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  • We’re pilots. If you’re reading this article and not a pilot, I can pretty much guarantee you have dreams of becoming one. If you don’t fit into the “I’m a Pilot” group or the “Wanna Be Pilot” group, I

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  • In recent days, we lost a favorite friend, Erissa Yong-Wilson, in a tragic Cessna 140 accident. Erissa was killed and her 21 year old female passenger was airlifted to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries.  The accident occurred at an abandone

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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

Katie Pribyl

“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

Debbie Cheney

“Thank you for all you do for women in aviation. You are an inspiration for us all!!” Debbie Cheney

Arty Trost

“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

Andrea Eldridge

“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

Nancy Pierce

“This is a terrific group of ladies.  I so enjoy keeping up on FaceBook and am appreciative of the support given to old, new and aspiring pilots. I REALLY love my taildragger.” Nancy Pierce, Midget Mustang

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