More from the Ladies Love Taildraggers Orcas Island Flyout!

It’s Picture Diary time from the Ladies Love Taildraggers fly-out to Orcas Island. Looking at these beautiful pictures from Summer Martel, Gail Schipper & Julia Kirchenbauer, of what looks to be a fabulous girl’s flying weekend, is making me green with envy.


Gail Schipper flew a Glastar to Orcas and Julia Kirchenbauer camped out under the wing, “My home for the weekend”

Julie says she is an aspiring pilot and also in the US Navy. She drove up and took the ferry to Orcas Island and joined Gail Schipper and Glastar N767JA for the weekend.

Gail Schipper’s Glastar approach.


Summer Martel smiling her way through the San Juans


San Juans from above


San Juans…. Inverted!


Fun Stuff!

Chrissy & Summer say, “Wx is beyond perfect here!!”

Picture from Gail Schipper








From Gail, “Breakfast doesn’t usually look this good”


If it were possible to be two places at once, the other me would have been at Orcas! With my wonderful daughter getting married in less than 2 weeks, we’re in the midst of wedding celebrating and all the details. Our Saturday night wasn’t spent camping out under the stars on Orcas Island but that’s OK, I wouldn’t have missed our Saturday night at home for the world!

Jessica & Judy Birchler (soon to be Jessica Lo) at last night’s wedding celebration party!!

  • Linda Buroker-Melhoff
    Posted at 13:56h, 28 September Reply

    I love the pictures and am very disappointed I couldn’t be there with you to see Summer again and meet new LLT friends. We flew our WACO, Bella, to an event at the WAAAM museum at Hood River, OR. It was Bella’s first event and she was awarded “Best Biplane”. it was a great experience but the LLT pilots are most special in my heart.
    Sure hope my J-3 Cub will be ready to see you on the west coast next year. I’d love to show up with Vanessa as a “party of 2”.

  • Jill
    Posted at 11:21h, 11 September Reply

    Great photos, thanks for sharing. What a beautiful part of the country!

  • Jeanne MacPherson
    Posted at 20:04h, 10 September Reply

    Fabulous! Thank you for sharing the pictures!
    Judy, you look pretty fabulous, also!

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 11:18h, 10 September Reply

    Wow! What a weekend! Your’s looks great too Judy.

  • Vanessa Jump Nelson
    Posted at 23:56h, 09 September Reply

    Fabulous photos! I didn’t have a child getting married but I had another fly-in event the same weekend & couldn’t manage to do both, either.

    It’s easy to see that you all had a great time both at the wedding & in the San Juans. Summer, I especially love the photos of the San Juans upside down! Please do this LLT event again sometime, as I’d love to meet more LLT’ers on the west coast.

    Congrats to Jessica whose wedding is coming up. What a beautiful bride! Certainly a big congrats, also, to a beautiful & obviously proud bride’s mama, and I hope the wedding goes as smoothly as the weather seemed to be in Orcas! :0)


  • ginny wilken
    Posted at 19:30h, 09 September Reply

    I’m SO glad more of you showed up! I flew up Friday to say hi, and met Ms. Liberty:) and, pardon me for being so lousy with names, the lady with the pretty red & white Citabria. I had an event of my own to stage at 2WA1 on Saturday, and so couldn’t stay. You had about the prettiest weekend all year, too. I hope we can all meet again soon:)


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