More than any other, I want one special lady taildragger pilot to come to the LadiesLoveTaildraggers C77 Fly-in. I don’t want to advertise her situation so I will not mention her name. What I can tell you is she’s a pilot, a mother, and lives a very long way from Poplar Grove Airport where we’re hosting our fly-in. She sent me a sincere and heartfelt message yesterday and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about her since. She shared other comments about her life and her flying with me (not included below), but I’m sure she’s fine with my sharing these brief comments with everyone.
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you do and have done to unite all of these women tailwheel flyers. I have not flown regularly for many years ..not that I do not want to, just have not had the means.
When I watched the video of the ladies that went before us, I could imagine flying my own airplane to a LadiesLoveTaildraggers flyin! It will happen. I am so inspired by your flying and all the other ladies…I just cannot express how wonderful this is. When I joined LLT, there were only 129 members…now look!!! Wow! I love this group and love watching everyone keep in the sky! I have a little Jimi Hendrix post I framed that says “Excuse me while I kiss the sky”. Love it!! Thank you!!!
Oh my gosh, I know we can’t save the world but surely we can help one fellow pilot with an act of kindness. I believe this one special lady deserves a chance to attend our fly-in and I intend to chip in and get her there. She will need a R.T. ticket to ORD and transportation from there to Poplar Grove. Once she’s at C77 we can all take good care of her. If you would also like to make a contribution I’ve created this link. All donations will be applied towards her expenses. Thank you!
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
This is the video our mystery lady taildragger pilot referred to: