To the Kiwi chapter girls – you are looking GOOD in those t-shirts!! We all love Neroli, Bill and the girls and want to welcome you all to our fun little group. I have to say, that’s one fine looking line up of taildraggers in your picture and we’re anxious to see more! Be sure and register on LLT so we can get to know you a little better, see what you’re all flying and hear some lady taildragger Down Under adventures.
Thanks Neroli Henwood for your note and pictures!
Had to send you this photo of the lady taildragger pilots at the Hastings Taildragger Fly-in in New Zealand. This is an annual event which gets bigger each year. We had a good variety of aircraft including Piper Cubs, Pacer, Stearman, Tigermoth, Bird Dog, 180/185, Helio, Microlights and homebuilts.
This year I thought we would get the girls into your tee shirts and let the boys know that our numbers are growing :). The ladies loved the tee shirts and wore them proudly all weekend (even though it was a bit chilly at times). We were a couple of shirts short though, as there were more ladies there than I had anticipated!
The girls all did well in the competitions. We have a bombing comp which is called Jailbar Bombing. This is an old Ford Jailbar truck which becomes a moving target, the bombs to be dropped onto the back of the truck for a perfect score. It may not come as a surprise that it has only been hit about 3 times in 5 years and the judge stands on the back of the truck as he feels it is the safest spot!
After a wild food lunch we had our version of Valdez STOL competition. This was the first time I have been able to do it without my husband in the back as instructor. What a difference it makes with no weight in the back 🙂 Lots of fun and everyone seems to get better each year.
Thanks again for sending the shirts, they were a hit. Hopefully there will be a few more visitors to the LLT website from down this way too.