The LadiesLoveTaildraggers “Haunted Flying Tour” Itinerary & Registration

September 30 – October 6, 2018
Taildraggers expected – Nosedraggers accepted
Camp under your wing or carpool to motels

All adventurous flyers welcome!

For those that choose to begin on Day 1, our “Haunted Flying Tour” will cross 6 states. The full Tour includes 7 days of Flying Fun that begins at my home base in Indiana, crosses through Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and at the heart, highlights the Great State of Texas. I’ve designed it so pilots can join our Flying Tour when able, then fly back home when they must. Fly along for the full Tour or join in and out as your schedule allows.

We’ll learn the haunted history of Texas, visit historic airports & aviation museums, and overfly one of the remaining early U.S. Airmail route markers. I’ve hand picked a few famous restaurants and of course local favorites, all sure to delight the foodie junkie in you! 7 Days will zip away while we make new friends, visit new places and share the fun of flying taildraggers. It’s going to be one Awesome Adventure!

Our Tour will bend as necessary along our route to accommodate the weather and is a VFR only event. If you choose to fly along, fly and no-fly decisions are your responsibility as PIC of your aircraft.  You are responsible for your and your passenger’s safety and I nor Ladies Love Taildraggers take responsibility for your actions at any point during the Tour.

For planning purposes, registration is required. There is no charge to participate and I, nor Ladies Love Taildraggers, will benefit financially in any way. My cost to participate will be the same as all others; fuel, food, motels, any admittance fees, possible cab/Uber fees, miscellaneous expenses.


Gather KMQJ: Saturday, Sept 29, 2018. Everyone’s invited to start the flying party from the beginning – my airport, my house, Indianapolis. Overnight at my place or I’ll find a bed for you at friends’ homes. Come – we’ll fit you in!

Day 1, Sunday, September 30, 2018
To KSIK, Sikeston, MO for Lunch at Lambert’s Cafe  home of the Throwed Rolls
Next To KARG, Walnut Ridge Airport, AR, tour the Wings of Honor Airport Museum
Next To M70, Pocahontas Municipal Airport. Overnight at Days Inn adjacent to Pocahontas Airport, $89 night. (870) 892-9500. (7 n.m.).

Day 2, Monday, October 1, 2018
To KPBF, Pine Bluff, AR. Lunch at Grider Field Airport Restaurant
Next To 24F, Cypress River Airport, Jefferson, TX. Overnight at the historic  Excelsior House Hotel, rooms $99.95 night, 903-665-2513. Dinner at the fabulous old-west saloon, McGarity’s Saloon and 8:00 pm Haunted Walking Tour.  1.5 hours/$15 pp

The Hogg Mansion

Day 3, Tuesday, October 2, 2018
To 3F9 Mineola-Wisener Airport, Mineola, TX. Morning Airport Museum tour with Lupita Wisener. This is one of the spookiest little towns in Texas! We’ll take a stroll by the haunted Beckham Hotel then have lunch at the turn-of-the-century Hogg Mansion. This spooky lunch stop includes a tour of the mansion & gardens and, for our group, a very special paranormal presentation. Lunch, tour & presentation $15 pp.
Next To KSEP, Stephenville, TX. Overnight. Hampton Inn, Stephenville, $99 night. 254-918-5400

Day 4, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Special guided tour of the Stephenville Historical Museum sitting on 4 acres complete with 13 relocated homes and historic buildings. Stories of murder and madness abound. Our personal guide, 79 years young, is known to tell “the best ghostly stories in all of Texas”.  Lunch at a favorite, the Hard Eight BBQ
To KBPG, Big Spring, TX. Dinner and overnight at the haunted Settles Hotel. Call 432-267-7500 for reservations $149 night or Expedia (lower rate)

Day 5, Thursday, October 4, 2018
10 a.m. tour of Hangar 25 Air Museum at KBPG
To KSWW Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX. Home of the WASPs. This is our flying tour’s keystone destination and not to be missed. Visit the field made famous by the WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots. Our overnight stop includes late lunch, a guided WASP Museum tour, evening catered dinner and drinks overlooking the field where over 1,000 women completed their training. Because special arrangements are required and catered meals are necessary, this is the one destination pre-payment is required. $50 pp. Holiday Inn Express 325-235-3500, $89 (Ask for special WASP discount)

Day 6, Friday, October 5, 2018
10 a.m. Departure overflying early U.S. Airmail route marker, southeast of Avenger Field.
To KGZN, Gregory Simmons Airport, Cisco, TX. BBQ/Burger cookout hosted by Cisco Aviation for LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ pilots & passengers.
Next To F23, Ranger Field for Ranger Field Fly-in & Airshow. Overnight Holiday Inn Express/Eastland, TX $98, ask for Ranger Field flyin rate. Fly-in volunteers provide transportation to all motels. 5:00 pm Hamburgers $5. 6:30 pm, 30 minute airshow. Firepit and drinks after.

Day 7, Saturday, October 6, 2018
Our LadiesLoveTaildraggers Haunted Flying Tour ends today at Ranger Field.  Spend the day at Ranger Field Fly-in & Airshow: *11:30 a.m. Slow-smoked brisket ($10 donation, while it lasts). *1:00 p.m. – Short airshow (airfield CLOSES 1:00 – 2:00). *Dinner run to Mary’s Café – Strawn, TX. *Fire pit & drinks. Overnight at Ranger Field or head home.


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2018 LadiesLoveTaildraggers Haunted Flying Tour Registration

Registration required for participating in any portion of the LLT Haunted Flying Tour, September 30 - October 7, 2018.

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Meals will be pay as you go, with the exception of our keynote destination, Avenger Field, home of the WASPs.

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