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Happy World Pilots’ Day!!!!! πŸ’› ...

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Alaskan water skiing 🎿

#sharingalaska #thealaskalife #alaskadaily #whyifly #flyalaska #flyak #alaska #aviation #flying #pilotlife #aviationlovers #instapilot #aviationdaily #aviationporn #aviationlife #aviationphotography #aviationpic #avgeek #aviationgeek #idratherbeflying #flightoutfitters #pilotyourownadventures #ladieslovetaildraggers #alaskabushwheels #supercub #supercubbin

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We had the great pleasure of having a great photographer, Anthony Cruz, take some pictures of us and C180JL while on the playa last weekend! Was a pleasure to finally meet him πŸ’•. photogp80 ...

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Sometimes I forget I live by the ocean. I love my mountains, but I think the ocean feeds my soul most of all πŸŒŠπŸ’™

My commute to work today (shooting a wedding in Homer, Alaska) gave me the opportunity to spend a little more time in the cute little Taylorcraft I got my tailwheel endorsement in. No shortage on the views.

#sharingalaska #thealaskalife #alaskadaily #whyifly #flyalaska #flyak #aviatrix #femalepilot #pilotgirl #girlsfly #generalaviation #pilotlife #aviationlovers #instapilot #aviationdaily #aviationporn #aviationlife #aviationpic #avgeek #aviationgeek #aviatrixlife #WomenInAviation #iamWAI #pilotgirlspower #idratherbeflying #pilotyourownadventures #ladieslovetaildraggers

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"Sometimes following your heart means losing your mind." The heart can lead you on a wild journey but isn't that what makes life so interesting? ...

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Here's a shoutout to my home airport, the one that made me an aviatrix, Winchester Regional (KOKV)!
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I'll never forget soloing on my 16th birthday via runway 32, making three laps around the pattern, then having my dad, who was my flight instructor, cut my shirttail, a decades-old solo tradition!
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I went to the DMV the next day to take my driver's test.
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Unfortunately, they didn't buy into my plea that I could fly an airplane by myself so why should I have to take a driver's test?!
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It was humbling getting my tailwheel rudder feet back. And quite a trip down memory lane. Thank you KOKV for the memories!
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Follow me mrsdiannaklein for adventures of an Earthbound Misfit, boy mom, and perpetual glass half full practitioner.

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Dear Abigail: this is how you make me feel.
Tons of gorgeous shots from today, but this one deserves its own moment for today. My first solo #flight in her after our (mostly jase_face_540’s while I worked during the day til I could come out and help) 3 weeks of effort to get her ADS-B compliant and fixed up to Jason Resop A&P extraordinaire standards. Her moxie saturated performance down at this elevation vs UT mountains and in the cooler morning temps compared to the super cubs I used to rent here caught me by elated, raw surprise on our first takeoff 🀩 so much love for our first #airplane; #AbigailTheSuperCruiser. #AdventureAwaits for this soon to be backcountry beauty.
#SuperCruiser #PiperSuperCruiser #PA12 #CubGirl #Tailwheel #Taildragger #LadiesLoveTaildraggers #Flying #Aviation #InstagramAviation #FlyGirl #WomenPilots #PHX99s #NinetyNines #FemalePilot #BadAssWomen #TeamTooPretty #NeverTooPretty #PitViper #PitViperSunglasses #PitViperBabes #LightspeedAviation #BackcountryFlying tooprettybrand

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My Papa. My first airplane ride was sitting on the smoker in his spray plane when I was 7 years old (As you may have read recently in Canadian Aviator Magazine😊). Adventure is his middle name. ...

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Flew the 180 up to Montana to celebrate with my niece, Hailey, for being named Student of the Year! What a great reason to hop into an airplane!
#femalepilot #ladieslovetaildraggers #tailwheel #taildragger #cennaskywagon #avgeek #whyifly #flywithme #cessna180 #skywagonlovers #bigskycountry #montana

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A little formation action to spice up your Saturday!! Blue skies!😎🀩 ...

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Need new avionics?? Met some great peeps at Gulf Coast Avionics today, including owner Rick Garcia. Walked away with a little gift on my head too! πŸ’― Thank you!! ...

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The 180 looks mighty fine out on my family’s land in Eastern Montana.
#mymontanamoment #flymontana #bigskycountry #cessna180 #skywagon #avgeek #whyifly #flywithme #stolquest #wyomingaviatrix #ladieslovetaildraggers #taildraggers

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Idaho to California. Bringing our new toy home. Soon to be #tailwheelpilot #piperpacer #tailwheel #femalepilot #adventure #pilotcouple cali_av8r #ladieslovetaildraggers ...

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Great day for some taildragger training! ...

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With one goal complete I'm setting my sights on the next. Starting to work toward my night rating in November. I'm not sure why but I've never had the desire to fly at night. Maybe it has to do with the added risk and the fact that I felt I needed to be a better pilot before taking it on. Feeling ready for this next step. Bring it on! ...

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Finally back in a cub! Oh how I missed it. 😍
#cublove #taildragger #ladieslovetaildraggers #pilotlife #flyalaska #fly #whyifly #alaskabushwheels #ladypilot #ihartflying

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This chick kicked some ass today at High Sierra out.foxd. .
#highsierraflyin2019 #highsierraflyin #stohldrag #taildragger #ladieslovetaildraggers #tailwheel

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As part of my time spent south of the 49th parallel I will be spending 5 days in San Antonio to complete my tailwheel endorsement. So grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of the Ladies Love Taildraggers award and can't wait to pay it forward one day when I'm able. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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I'll be staying with a lovely woman named Dianne who is a CFI and has volunteered her time and airplane to support women in aviation. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Can't wait to meet Dianne, Learn about tailwheel aircraft and venture through the great state of Texas. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Keep posted on the next 2 weeks because they will be adventure packed.

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Ooooooooh Baby did that feel great!!! Pumpkin carrying me through the finish with everyone behind πŸ™‚ We had perfect conditions; light winds, calm air, and Pumpkin consistently pulls away from the pack while still on the runway. I found out five minutes after landing they were Disqualifying me for low flying on the backside of the course (crop-dusting habits die hard apparently), but as frustrating as that is I will never forget my first pull up from home pylon knowing Pumpkin was First 😁 Who wants to win their first race anyway? That would just be cocky. 🀣
#renoairraces #taildragger #iamwai #aviatrixlife #aviatrix #atomicpumpkinairracing #airracing #ladieslovetaildraggers #girlsflytoo #cassutt #airrace1 #piloteyes #instaaviation

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Smiling because I get to go flying βœˆοΈπŸŽ‰
...also muttering expletives trying to get worn out cowl fasteners screwed back in πŸ˜‘
#flying #womeninaviation #aviation #femalepilot #avgeek #aeroncachamp #girlsflytoo #ladieslovetaildraggers #taildraggertuesday #taildragger #tailwheelpilot #stickandrudder #blessed

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I was fortunate enough to buy my first taildragger, a Champ, with partners in the summer of 2019. A couple weeks ago, some friends and I formed a company and bought a T-6! Its pretty cold in Ohio, but it was totally worth bundling up to go flying today. Now to learn how to fly it...thank goodness my husband is a CFI! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow! A Champ to a T-6... what a change!

You are so Blessed!! 😎🌴

Awesome! You can do it! I started out in a J3 Cub. Within two years of getting my Private, I had soloed my T-6 and currently give rides in it. Good luck to you!

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Congrats!! T-6s are the best!!

Wow!!! Someday i hope to have a radial taildragger 😊

I've got 45 minutes of dual in an SNJ in my log. Most fun I've ever had flying.

Have fun! It’s big and noisy, but remember, as my Harvard Instructor told me, ‘it’s just an aeroplane’!

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“The Ladies Love Taildraggers website and Facebook page kept me going whilst I was working on my tailwheel endorsement in my Luscombe.Β  I had just earned my Private Pilot’s License when my mother and brother both took ill. Reading the posts was the encouragement I needed to keep at it. Β  It is so great to share flying adventures with like minded ladies!” Lisa Kienholz, Luscombe 8E, N2660K

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Β β€œI wish this site had been around back in the 80s and 90s when I was flying. It was hard to find other lady taildragger pilots and stay connected. Ladies Love Taildraggers is a fun and vibrant group, and even though I don’t fly any longer, I support their mission wholeheartedly!”  Theresa Berthelsdorf, N89658

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