January 2014

Thank you to Barbe Park for sending in this pilot update. Barbe is based at KMMV, McMinnville Municipal Airport, McMinnville, Oregon. Wow, where do I start? I've been flying about 4 years now and after getting my TW endorsement in the Citabria, have flown a whole bunch of other taildraggers -...

Ladies, FlyQuest is hosting an event for the Women of Aviation Week on March 8th, 10am – 2pm at Madison Executive Airport, MDQ, Alabama. I was hoping I could get some of the ladies and their taildraggers to come to the event. With this being the first year...

Did you know there once was a group of lady taildragger pilots who were nicknamed the "Night Witches"? What a name! I have to admit that hearing the name a few years ago instantly brought images of unscrupulous women flying wickedly painted airplanes to mind. The Night...

[caption id="attachment_29122" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Brenda Kroening[/caption] A count several years ago on LadiesLoveTaildraggers showed the Supercub was the number one airplane lady taildragger pilots buy and fly. I'm not so sure those numbers would hold up today but it's time to bring that fun little video...

Here's an interesting little tidbit I can't keep myself from sharing. Did you know a new world record was set in 2012 for the farthest flight by a paper aircraft? Yep, it belongs to "the paper airplane guy", John M. Collins, and was set...

Julie Jetzer is based at NC26, Long Island Airport, Long Island, North Carolina. [caption id="attachment_29108" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Julie Jetzer on left, Jill Peterson Grigorian on right[/caption] I decided to start learning how to fly after living in an Airpark for five years and walking past our Cessna 150 almost...

I LOVE airplane shadow pictures but can't seem to get a good one to save my soul. Problem is the best shots happen when I'm low and slow and busy flying the airplane. Oh, I've caught glimpses of my beautiful taildragger shadow growing as I've...