It’s hard to pick just the right picture – the ONE picture that says “We’re lady taildragger pilots and we beat the weather gods! We beat the 95+ degree heat! We wormed our way around rain showers and thunderstorms and poor visibility! We flew our taildraggers into Moraine Airpark and, even though you could cut the heat & humidity with a stick, we got there and we had a great time!”
Between Friday & Saturday, eleven women were able to fly in to Moraine and at least another ten lady taildraggers came by car! In spite of the hottest mid-August weather in central Ohio in 22 years, rain showers and thunderstorms while coming to and from, the fly in was a success! Unfortunately, several other gals had planned to fly in but just couldn’t make it because of the weather.
We lined ’em up as they came and went….
Because of weather issues it wasn’t possible for all of us to be together at the same time – gals were coming and going depending on the weather in their area. Â So same with their taildraggers. Â We just snapped pictures of who we could – when we could!
Kathy Norris was the second lady taildragger registered on this website! Â She & her husband built their Rans S7 and fly it off their grass strip in east central Indiana. Â With rain and thunderstorms popping up all over the place, they stayed for breakfast and then got on their way. Â It was fun seeing them for a short time!
The Happy Champ with some of the gals!
And taildraggers continued to land….Shannon & Chuck flew in from Tennessee in “Songbird”!
We all loved it when we looked up and saw a pair of Pitts in the pattern! Â Natallie McHaffie and Hella Comat flew down together Friday afternoon from Ontario, Canada. Â We were happy to have them with us Friday night and Saturday morning but with lousy weather building up north, they had to depart Saturday morning.
You got to love those t-shirts!
There’s lots more show & tell coming so please check back the next few days! Â More lady taildragger pilots, more amazing taildragger airplanes, more food and fun pictures and more truly incredible formation flying pictures are all coming. Â I’m going through mine and people are sending me theirs. Â If you were at the fly in and have any you’d like to see posted, please send them in!