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Just a girl and her plane. πŸ₯°
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I gave flights to a bunch of small-town, college bound, high school scholarship recipients, and then spoke to them about national security issues, leadership, and life advice. The flying was to give them a new experience, expand their horizons, and be a special memory of this time at their camp. It was a joy to share this bird with them, none of whom had been in a small plane before. The discussions with them were, for me, perhaps more fulfilling because I am filled with hope for our future. These are amazing young people who want to use their talents to make our world better- and I know they are not a minority of their generation.
We all owe the world our talents, to leave things better than we found them, to mentor and invest in others, to serve. It might not be a major gesture, but every day we should take a step to give forward.
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#giveforward #payitforward #stearman #stearmanbiplane #biplane #avgeek #goalgetter #minutemanairfield #stowmassachusetts #fearlessfemale #aviatrix #aviatrixlife #ladieslovetaildraggers #badasswomen #femaleempowerment #shecan #makeitbetter #instaaviation #flywithme #comeflywithme #goafteryourdreams #highvibes #positivityiskey
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#sightseeing #pilotstyle πŸ’›πŸ§ΈβœˆοΈπŸ‘©πŸ½β€βœˆοΈ
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She made it!! On the ramp at KTRS Wednesday! This tie down is safe enough for now, but the Lady Katy needs a permanent home--do you have a hangar for her to rent or buy? Let us know!

#krts #pilotsofinstagram #ladieslovetaildraggers #stinson108 #theladykaty #sweetrickeyflying
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First tailwheel flight, where I actually got to practice takeoffs and landings!

And first time flying since my instrument Checkride in October πŸ₯²

I’m definitely hooked!

#ladieslovetaildraggers #cessna140 #c140 #tailwheel
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Happy Birthday to my Crew Chief! You may not exactly be the wind beneath my wings, but you keep my wings attached and that's really important too. πŸ˜† Thanks for all your hard work. πŸ™β€
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#atomicpumpkinairracing #taildragger #if1 #airracing #instaaviation #aviationdaily #aviatrixlife #whyifly #iamwai #womeninaviation #pilot #instapilot #ladieslovetaildraggers stihlusa renoairraces #elevateaviation #girlswhorace
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Ask any pilot how they started flying and you will hear a love story πŸ’›βœˆοΈπŸ§ΈπŸ‘©πŸ½β€βœˆοΈ
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#besthobbyintheworld #ilovethesmellofavgasinthemorning #panpanpipi #pilotslszi #taildragger #beautifulairplane #taildraggerlove #aviationlovers #avgeek #pilotlife #pilot #girlsflytoo #airplaneromance #womeninaviation #aviatrix #pipersupercub #cublife #pipercublife #ladieslovetaildraggers #taildraggersdoitbetter #taildraggertuesday #aviation #cubdriver #piloteyes
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Just the cutest 😘
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#atomicpumpkinairracing #taildragger #avgeek #instaaviation #aviationdaily #aviatrixlife #aviationlovers #womeninaviation #ladieslovetaildraggers
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Ahhh yes. The sounds of summer. I’d love to add music, but nothing beats that loon call or the engine turning over. πŸ™‚ Float season is done and skis come out next week. 😎. Stay tuned for winter adventures.
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Note the automatic door closer. Expensive to install but worth it. πŸ˜†
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#piperpacer #floatflying #floatplane #taildragger #iamwai #womeninaviation
#ladieslovetaildraggers #whyifly #instaaviation #aviationdaily #girlswhofly #girlsflytoo #pa22
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When you're sorting through all of the pictures from #beechparty & discover you were photobombed by a Staggerwing... I could not feel more flattered right now!!
Not to mention capturing a V-Tail from it's best angle ☺️😍😎

#beechcraft #vtail #staggerwing #aviation #aviationlife #aviationlovers #aviationdaily #aviatrixlife #aviatrix #femalepilot #pilot #pilotlife #avgeek #airshow #learntofly #taildragger #ladieslovetaildraggers #womeninaviation #antiqueairplanes #flybeechcraft #planespotting #generalaviation #vtailbonanza
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Total Pumpkin-Head. 😎
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#atomicpumpkinairracing #aviationdaily #instaaviation #aviatrix rayban #aviatrixlife #whyifly #ladieslovetaildraggers #thankyoustihl stihlusa #pilotlife #pilotview #rayban #girlswhofly
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ask any pilot how they started flying and you will hear a love story β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ½β€βœˆοΈπŸ§ΈβœˆοΈ
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#besthobbyintheworld #ilovethesmellofavgasinthemorning #hbplq #pilotslszi #supercubbin #taildragger #beautifulairplane #pipersupercub #cublife #pipercublife #taildraggersdoitbetter #taildraggerlove #aviation #aviationlovers #avgeek #femalepilot #ladieslovetaildraggers #aviatrix #pilotlife #pilot #womaninaviation #girlsflytoo #airplaneromance #cubdriver #panpanpipi #captaineyerlander #piloteyes
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When nosewheel pilots joke about taildragger pilots having their nose in the air, I always assumed it was metaphorical. I just realized maybe they mean it literally. πŸ˜†
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#taildragger #iamwai #womeninaviation #ladieslovetaildraggers #instaaviation #aviationdaily #aviatrixlife #aviatrix #planesofinstagram #instaplane #atomicpumpkinairracing
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Gonna go sell all my possessions and become an aerobatic pilot instead.
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#inverted #spin #flying #pilot #commercialpilot #piloteyes #superdecathlon #aerobatics #aviatrix #flighttraining #lift #nevada #tahoe #minden #tailwheel #ladieslovetaildraggers #airplane #planeporn #aviationphoto #aviation #pictureoftheday #adventure #adrenaline #gforce #flygirl #flightcrew #flightattendant #womenpilots #champion #piloteye
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2244 miles / Approx 25 hrs
Glad this bird is in the hangar ✈️

#sq2 #stolquest #alaskaaviatrix #aviators #flywithus #stol #aviatrix #alaskapilot #flytailwheel #adventurepilots #fly #tailwheel #taildragger #ladieslovetaildraggers
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kristin_acadia perfecting her silly takeoff technique. #aviathusky #ladieslovetaildraggers #taildraggers #kpou ...

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Fuel stop on the slowest ferry gig ever across three provinces in a Piper Pacer.
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Side note: I rarely take selfies cuz my hair is always a mess. But today its perfect so ... 🀣
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Checkin out the progress on the #piperpacer! Can’t wait until cali_av8r can teach me so I can get my #tailwheel sign off! Future #tailwheelpilot #aviation #piperaircraft #pilotcouple #femalepilot #avgreek #instapilot #whyifly #pilotsofinstagram #flygirl #girlswhofly #piloteyes #germanshepherd #adventuretime #ladieslovetaildraggers ...

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