December 2015

I'm very happy to post this update about an awesome Indiana pilot, Kayleigh Bordner, who happens to be the future of aviation and ladies who love taildraggers. Kayleigh is currently based at HUF, Terre Haute-Hulman Field, Terre Haute, Indiana but look out world, Kayleigh is...

By Shannon Avon On December 21st an article appeared in General Aviation News "Fighting Off Boredom" about my husband Chuck's & my Stinson rebuild project. As a member of LadiesLoveTaildraggers, and knowing I was very involved in the restoration, Judy asked me to tell about my work...

[caption id="attachment_36666" align="alignleft" width="234"] Wendy Beye, Flights of Fantasy[/caption] By Wendy Beye Roundup Airport, Montana   One of the most beautiful Idaho backcountry airstrips lies just a short hop west of Hamilton, Montana at the junction of the Selway River and Moose Creek. There are actually two landing strips...

Cynthia Daigle is based at KSFM, Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport, Sanford, Maine. [caption id="attachment_36726" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Cynthis Daigle & Instructor Sue Tholen[/caption] I started flying taildraggers to gain confidence. I have flown many types of planes but I fell in LOVE on the first flight in the Citabria. My instructor...

Yes, we're coming to Texas in 2016! The 2016 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in/Splash-in! We were forced to cancel our 2015 KSLR fly-in just 4 days before the event when a tornado hit KSLR but we're not giving up that easy! KSLR, SULPHUR SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, TX FRIDAY to SUNDAY, JUNE 3 -...

Warning: The following video will be painful to watch. This story about the demise of a perfectly good, well constructed, RV-8 may be a hard pill to swallow. After all, its life did not end in an unfortunate aircraft accident and we can rejoice for that....

Wendy Beye is based at KRPX, Roundup Airport, Roundup, Montana. [caption id="attachment_36665" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Aeronca Sedan[/caption] I learned to fly a Piper PA-12 in 1985, bought a 1948 Aeronca Sedan (that's a 4-seater 150hp taildragger) in 1987, and went on to accumulate over 2,600 hours as a grey hair-inducing, backseat...

Diane Bassham is based at KBNW, Boone Municipal Airport, Boone, Iowa. [caption id="attachment_36635" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Diane Bassham[/caption] I got my tailwheel endorsement in a rented Champ 14 years ago, and put it to use towing gliders with a Supercub for the local glider club. There I met my husband,...