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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Dear Abigail: this is how you make me feel.
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Tons of gorgeous shots from today, but this one deserves its own moment for today. My first solo #flight in her after our (mostly jase_face_540โ€™s while I worked during the day til I could come out and help) 3 weeks of effort to get her ADS-B compliant and fixed up to Jason Resop A&P extraordinaire standards. Her moxie saturated performance down at this elevation vs UT mountains and in the cooler morning temps compared to the super cubs I used to rent here caught me by elated, raw surprise on our first takeoff ๐Ÿคฉ so much love for our first #airplane; #AbigailTheSuperCruiser. #AdventureAwaits for this soon to be backcountry beauty.
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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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My kind of fun. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿป 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 itโ€™s running great and just as fun. .
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My shadow was gettin real close to breaking the 6 foot rule ๐Ÿ˜’โœ‹๐Ÿผ I say it all the time, but #SuperCub girl FOR LIFE; nothing beats low level #flying with this beautiful bird. CHANGE MY MIND ๐Ÿ˜
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Shockingly ๐Ÿ“ธ: jase_face_540 (the man who never takes pictures ๐Ÿ˜‚)
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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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Missing those solo J3 days when my biggest hurdle was trying to reach the carb heat... .
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Missing my little bird...I think I need to bring her to Alaska!!
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#flygirlfriday is a perfectly wonderful day to point you towards my friend Xyla and her amazing STEM celebrating media empire, beautyandthebolt. Xyla came down to Fort Worth to airshow it up with me (in authentic WWII flight suits!) and made a stellar video on the vintage_flying_museum's Jackie Cochran Beech 18 project while she was here. Link to her channel can be found in her bio. Check it out! ...

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Finally back in a cub! Oh how I missed it. ๐Ÿ˜
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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
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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 ๐Ÿค” #aerobatics #rvgrin #vansaircraft #vansrv #ladieslovetaildraggers #goproaviation #gopropilot #aviation ...

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13/10 would agree nothing beats the feeling of walking up to her for an open-door rip around the #Arizona desert (replacing with your home airport location is also acceptable) #SuperCub girl for life ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ
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thanks for the shot ๐Ÿ“ธ, sndvlbailey๐Ÿค—
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4 more months! I couldnโ€™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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Smiling because I get to go flying โœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰
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...also muttering expletives trying to get worn out cowl fasteners screwed back in ๐Ÿ˜‘
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Six months down, a lot more that I canโ€™t calculate with mental math to go ๐Ÿฅฐ Strolling through this life in flight with you is neat ๐Ÿ˜˜
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Starting checking out in the โ€œRedbirdโ€ tonight. Sure do enjoy that plane! #fivegenerations #stinson108 #voyager #redbird #womeninaviation #ladieslovetaildraggers ...

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

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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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My foot got hot.... #lowandslow #hangingout #cub #handsandfeetinside #not #womenfly #ladieslovetaildraggers #chicksfly #70mph #yolo #yellow #havingfun #solo #foot #flying #700AGL ...

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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’!

ENJOY!!! Congrats! ๐Ÿ˜€

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