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[caption id="attachment_43370" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Lady taildragger pilot Madonna McMahan and her Boeing PT17[/caption] It's exhausting and exhilarating, deafeningly loud and abuzz with excitement. For 7 days in July it's the busiest airport on earth packed full of people and planes. It's where I spend one entire...

[caption id="attachment_43312" align="aligncenter" width="570"] A chance encounter with Jill Manka this afternoon. Of course Jill is here![/caption] I'm at AirVenture 2017 and having way too much fun for my own good. Seriously, we're talking early mornings and late nights because OSH is a full sensory overload,...

Woohoo, I made it to OSH!! My buddy Dennis Hutchinson and I flew a 2-ship Saturday from MQJ to OSH; me in my oh-so-gorgeous Decathlon and Dennis in his just completed homebuilt restoration project, a Davis DA-2A. Both birds are patriotic as heck flashing nothing but...

"You're So Vain". That's the title of a 1973 hit song by Carly Simon about the infamous and very vain mystery man she once dated. He was cool and confident, wore an apricot colored scarf, and "had one eye in the mirror as he watched...

J-3 Cub pilot and owner Vanessa Nelson is one very happy lady. She, and several of her best buds, just returned from a floatplane course in Talkeetna, Alaska, where she earned her Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) rating. 'Congratulations!' and a big 'thank you' to Vanessa for...

[caption id="attachment_43048" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gayla Maas & her RV-6[/caption] Our Guest Blogger, Gayla Maas, took her first flying lessons in a Cessna 120 with Edna Gardner Whyte, as a teenager. Gayla owned a Cessna 140A while still a student pilot, (insurance was easier to get back then,...

What do you do when you've had an airplane for sale on Barnstormers for a long time and it doesn't sell? You trade it! In Indiana, when you trade airplanes of equal value, there's no sales tax. Find the right person, the right airplane, and...

The planning committee for our September LadiesLoveTaildraggers Poplar Grove Illinois Fly-in met bright and early this morning. Six ladies at C77, along with me remotely in Indy, charged through Kelly Jeffries' action packed agenda. We're hyped and getting ready for the best-yet LLT fly-in. Just...