There’s no stopping us now. Sunday may be the official start of our LadiesLoveTaildraggers Haunted Flying Tour but when Hella Comat taxied up in her Pitts today at my home base, KMQJ, our Flying Tour was finally real. Months of planning now behind us, the very first lady taildragger pilot arrived in style -Â in a shiny red, single seat Pitts S-1T biplane. Who knew which of us was happier, Hella flying fromÂ Waterloo-Wellington Airport in Ontario, Canada, or me, happily zooming up to greet her in the old airport golf cart?!
And from Kelly Jeffries, Poplar Grove, Illinois:
And from lady pilot, Nina Marousek, in eastern New York:
“Well, Wx watching is overâ€”thereâ€™s enough warm, clear, dry weather to call this trip a GO. Packing is almost complete. The LLT fly-in route begins in Indianapolis and ends in Sweetwater Texas. Judy Birchler, (architect and manager of LLT, Ladies Love Taildraggers) has set up a chat room and planes are now on the move. So far we have a Supercub on the move from CA, a Scout from Idaho and soon a Vans RV6 from Wisconsin. There are others on the move and many more set to launch over the next few days. Expecting 30+ planes, all piloted by lady pilots. Bluebird and her lady pilot will be on the move tomorrow (Saturday) morning!”
And from Lisa Allen making her way to Indiana from California:
“Didn’t quite get as far as I wanted today due to weather, but did find a cool pair of heels at a secondhand store in Cody, WY.”
There’s still time to join us. Check it out atÂ Ladies Love Taildraggers Haunted Flying Tour Info