2011 Lady Taildragger Fly-in, Dayton, OH!! Details & Registration!

2nd Annual Lady Taildraggers Fly-in

Fri, Sat. & Sun. August 12, 13 & 14, 2011

Early Arrivals Welcome!

Moraine Airpark (I73), Dayton, Ohio

Moraine Airpark, 2010 Lady Taildraggers Fly-in

Susan Theodorelos & Judy Birchler want to invite everyone to attend our 2nd Annual Lady Taildraggers Fly-in at I73! The date is quickly approaching and now’s the time to plan your trip and book your reservations for a trek to Ohio in August. We’re both very excited about the big event and are looking forward to reconnecting with everyone we met last year. All lady pilots are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and families for a fun weekend!

That's us, Susan & Judy, waiting for you at Moraine!

We’ve got a great weekend planned with plenty of time to gather and get to know each other and our beautiful taildraggers. And we’re planning lots of great food, lots of flying at this beautiful airpark, and even dinner out Friday night at a favorite “Susan and Andy” spot! Don’t miss out – we want to see you at Moraine Airpark!!

Saturday evening at the Lady Taildraggers fly-in!

* Free camping under your wing  (Bathroom in the hangar, no showers)

* Special group rate at the Courtyard by Marriott – University of Dayton, 2600 Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio, Phone: 937 220 9060, $89.00 p/night + tax

* Enterprise car rental available (or hop a ride back & forth)


Come & hang with the gals!

THURSDAY – Early Arrivals, August 11, 2011

Early arrivals – if you’d like to get a jump on the excitement and maximize your fun for the weekend, fly in on Thursday afternoon/evening!

FRIDAY – Let the Fly-in Begin!!  First Day, August 12, 2011

Fly to Moraine! Arrive any time and our welcome party will be there to greet you!

○  Coffee & donuts at the hangar all morning

○  Arrivals All Day

Lunch, grilled burgers & Nathan’s hot dogs on the field

â—‹  Get your tent set up or check in at the hotel – it’s time to make yourself at home!

â—‹  It’s a Fly-in so hop a ride with whoever looks interesting

Pizza Dinner (Register for reservation)

Movies after dinner at the hangar, “Pancho Barnes” and/or “Barnstorming”

SATURDAY – Let’s Go Flying!! Second Day, August 13, 2011

Arrivals all Day

Breakfast in the hangar

It’s all about the “Girls & Their Birds” today!  Meet, make friends, check out our taildraggers – just what we’ve waited for!

Or optional Fly-out Breakfast for the adventurous to Urbana Grimes Field (I74), a short hop away

After breakfast check out the B17 restoration

Option to Fly from Urbana Grimes Field to Historic Waco Field (1WF) for even more adventure!

Lunch & Museum Tour then return to Moraine Airpark I73 Evening Dinner at hangar

○ Spot Landing/Nerf Ball/Flying

BBQ Lunch on the field (Please register)

FLY – let’s see what these birds can do!!

Evening Dinner at hangar – Grilled Ribeyes with all the fixins (Please register)

○  Bring your beverage of choice for the Saturday night swap stories, tell tall tales event that’s sure to happen !

Whooo, Saturday night, grilled ribeyes this year!! Be sure and Register so the steak platters don't run out!

Sunday – Farwell till next year!!

Breakfast at the hangar before you go


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Courtyard by Marriott, University of Dayton

Group rate of $89.00 available at Courtyard by Marriott. Mention you’re with the Ladies Love Taildraggers group.

2600 Edwin C. Moses Boulevard


937 220 9060

Link to Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Dayton

This hotel is 4.2 miles from Moraine Airpark and is situated right on the Great Miami River.  It is close to the University of Dayton and the associated shops and restaurants. (Starbucks, Panera, Penn Station, Chipotle, etc.)


Enterprise Car Rental will be providing cars on the field for anyone interested.
Compact car (Cobalt or similar) $38.99/day
Intermediate car (Focus or similar) $40.99/day
Standard car (Malibu or similar) $42.99/day

Contact Enterprise directly at 937-439-9001 to reserve a rental and tell them you’re with the Ladies Love Taildraggers group. Call between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F & 9 a.m. to 2:00 Sat. The vehicles will be delivered directly to the Air Park. Credit card number required.

Click here for a printable document of all of this information including fly-in itinerary, Moraine Airpark diagram, hotel & car info and area attractions.


One last thing to check off your list – Register for fly-in meals! Here’s the link!!

After filling out the Form you must click the “Submit” button.

  • Anne Wright
    Posted at 08:56h, 01 August Reply

    I procrastinated too long, and the special rate for us is sold out. If anyone has a room they would like to split, please let me know. I’m planning on coming in Thursday & leaving Sunday. Thanks!

    BTW, regular rate is $119/night.

  • Marie Spear
    Posted at 07:47h, 31 July Reply

    I was reading the info about Saturday, what museum are you referring to with the tour?

    • susan
      Posted at 09:35h, 31 July Reply


      The Waco Historical Society has a Museum dedicated to the Waco Aircraft Company – Wacos (like “taco”) were built in Troy Ohio from the mid 20’s to the late 40’s. It is an actual airport where the museum is located (about 15 nm north of Dayton. You can check out the museum at http://www.wacoairmuseum.org 🙂

  • Posted at 17:29h, 24 July Reply

    I’ve got a room booked at the Courtyard for both Friday and Saturday nights. If any of you ladies would be interested in sharing rather than struggling with a tent, e-mail me at tcraft759 at earthlink.net. I’ll be attending one way or another…. hopefully flying, but driving if the weather demons persist.

    • Susan
      Posted at 22:31h, 26 July Reply

      Awesome! It will be great to have you here with us! Let me know if you need help with anything!!


  • Judy
    Posted at 21:32h, 05 July Reply

    Summer, it’s so cool you’ll be heading this direction in a few short weeks! In your Student Prince no less! What a great idea to hook up along the way with other lady taildraggers heading eastbound too. Gaggles are good! I’m at the tail end of your long flight – the last 80 or so miles and will be flying over a couple days early. If you’re way early too, I’ll join you, otherwise Susan & I’ll be the two crazy ladies jumping up and down on the tarmac when you’re on short final!!

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    • Marie Spear
      Posted at 07:14h, 06 July Reply

      The Stearman is all ready. Now all we need is no work and good weather. Sent an email with a few questions when you get the chance to check it out. Perhaps we’ll be seeing ya there and maybe bringing a friend along.

      • Susan
        Posted at 08:01h, 06 July Reply

        Awesome Maria!!! Hopefully Judy got your questions answered — if you need info you can email me as well at wacornf at yahoo dot com 🙂 Sorry for the weird way of typing my email — it just cuts down on the email spam bots from sending junk mail! 😀

        • Susan
          Posted at 08:01h, 06 July Reply

          Ooops! that should be MariE — stupid fingers! 🙂

  • Summer martell
    Posted at 01:59h, 05 July Reply

    Getting so excited about flying the Student Prince biplane to Moraine with my great friend. 3400 nautical miles round trip is sure to be an adventure of a lifetime! Bought all the charts yesterday! Fingers crossed for blue skies and tailwinds both ways. Anyone care to gaggle along? Our route takes us thru Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa! Illinois, and Indiana. See you all soon!

    • Susan
      Posted at 15:27h, 05 July Reply

      Summer… I’m beyond excited!! I hope that you will take and send lots of photos to Judy during your trip so we can all see where you are and how much fun you will be having!!!

  • Lorrie Penner
    Posted at 20:47h, 04 July Reply

    See ya on Saturday!

  • Carolyn Pasqualino
    Posted at 09:24h, 30 June Reply

    Planning on flying along with a friend. We’re both bringing our taildraggers. Keeping fingers crossed for good weather!

    • Susan
      Posted at 22:55h, 30 June Reply

      Awesome Carolyn! Let us know if we can help in anyway! Fingers and toes crossed for good weather!!!

  • Summer Martell
    Posted at 19:26h, 27 June Reply

    I have harbored the dream of flying across the US forever and this looks like a perfect opportunity! Sky sisters having a party at the east end. Unless my work schedule interferes, I am planning on flying the Student Prince to join you. I am guessing, but I am probably correct when I say that it’s very likely that Ohio has never, ever, had a Student Prince touch down.

    • Susan
      Posted at 05:30h, 30 June Reply

      Until YOU!! Can’t wait to see you and the Prince!! 🙂

  • Terri Hull
    Posted at 20:45h, 26 June Reply

    I’m coming!

  • Sneha
    Posted at 09:44h, 26 June Reply

    Really wish I could go, Judy! Sounds like so much fun! 🙂 🙂 Sigh**

  • Judy Birchler
    Judy Birchler
    Posted at 09:18h, 17 June Reply

    Jill, don’t make me send my A&P/IA husband out there. Have tools will travel! Wellll, maybe not, but borrow a plane if you need to – I want to meet you!!

  • Jill
    Posted at 07:49h, 17 June Reply

    Judy, my airplane might be in annual but I’m going to register anyway and keep my fingers crossed.

  • Judy Birchler
    Judy Birchler
    Posted at 18:56h, 16 June Reply

    Come on Lisa, you and your husband should get in that Super Cub and head for Dayton in August!! I would love to see that Cub up close and your husband will have a great time. It would be an amazing flight and you two can pass the stick back and forth whenever somebody needs a break. Trust me, he’ll have lots of guys that love airplanes to hang out with. Moraine is just outside the Dayton C airspace so it’s kinda the back-country!!

    • Lisa Martin
      Posted at 09:08h, 30 June Reply

      I won’t be able to make it this year. We are planting fish in Wyoming that week.

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 08:51h, 16 June Reply

    This looks awesome! And I’ve never been anywhere close to Ohio. I’m going to talk to my husband and see if this is something that he would be interested in going to with me. He really likes quiet, isolated backcountry strips, so I hate to steal too many summer weekends, but this looks like a great weekend get-away.

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