2016 Scholarships

2016 Scholarship300pxThank you to everyone who applied. The application process closed at midnight February 28, 2016 PST. Winners will be announced no later than April 15, 2016. 

Lady pilots, it’s time to apply for the 2016 Ladies Love Taildraggers’ scholarships!

Never flown a taildragger? Apply for the “Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship“.

Love flying taildraggers but want to sharpen your skills? Apply for the “Stick & Rudder Master Class Scholarship“.

2016 is going to be a great year for two deserving ladies. Why not YOU?!!

Online applications are due by midnight February 28, 2016 and the winners will be announced no later than April 15, 2016. Winning applicants must complete flight instruction by September 30, 2016.

Scholarship #1 Tailwheel Endorsement. Are you a female nose-wheel pilot who would love to earn your tailwheel endorsement? Here’s your chance to win a free endorsement with Brian Lansburgh at Sisters Airport in Oregon including paid expenses to get you to Oregon and back home again!

Scholarship #2 Stick & Rudder Master Class. Maybe you’re a LadiesLoveTaildraggers member or a current female tailwheel pilot who would love to hone your flying skills? Win this fun flying class and become the proficient pilot you know you can be. Also includes paid expenses to and from Oregon!

About the Scholarships

Both include:

  • 6 Hours Flight Instruction in a 1948 Cessna 140 by Brian Lansburgh
  • Location: 6K5, Sisters Eagle Airport, Sisters, Oregon
  • All ground school
  • Biennial Flight Review
  • Airfare
  • Lodging
  • Car rental
  • Meal expenses

Scholarships are valued at up to $1995 each including Brian’s donation of the Tailwheel Endorsement.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Must be female
  • Must be a minimum 21 years of age
  • Must hold a minimum of Sport Pilot license
  • Must weigh no more than 180 pounds
  • Must sign a Tailwheel Productions Model Release Form (photos & video may be taken during training)  AND write an article about your flying experiences for LadiesLoveTaildraggers
  • Must be passionate about taildragging!

Getting to Sisters Airport

Many California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho students simply drive to Sisters, which sits on Highway 20 just 18 miles northwest of Bend, Oregon. Those from more distant parts of the U.S. find it convenient to fly into Redmond (KRDM), rent a car and drive the short distance to Sisters.

Lodging & Dining

Accommodations TBD. One option includes the Best Western Ponderosa Lodge at 505 U.S. 20, Sisters, Oregon, a favorite of pilots flying into Sisters Airport. When it comes to dining, there are several great places to dine in Sisters.


The following links direct you to the on-line applications. Please verify you have accessed the correct form before submitting.

2016 LLT Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship Application Form

2016 LLT Stick & Rudder Master Class Scholarship Application Form

It is recommended you review the application in its entirety, gather any information required and set aside time to fill in all the blanks.