Many thanks to Ray Johnson, host of AirVenture’s daily program ‘Vintage in Review’ for declaring today ‘Ladies Love Taildraggers Day’! That’s about as cool as it gets and I assure you, three lady taildragger pilots and their pretty birds represented us well. Today’s participants and LadiesLoveTaildraggers members were:
- Jan Johnson and her 1945 Stinson (Vultee) L-5/G Sentinel
- Shalyn Applegate-Marchetti and her family’s 1948 Stinson 108-1
- Heather Penney and her 1950 Cessna 170A
All three ladies are camping under the wings of their taildraggers this week and took last night’s rain and thunderstorms in stride. After a soggy and lightening studded evening they were early birds, up re-positioning their airplanes to the Interview Circle at Rose Plaza.