More from the Lady Taildraggers Fly-in

Oh, I’m not done posting pictures of our fabulous fly-in yet! People have been very generous sending me pictures from the fly-in so here are a few of my MANY favorites.

Planking a Prince! Summer & Chrissy 🙂

Put Sophie on a mission and this kido can get things done.

Sophie made sure to get signatures on the inside of the "Lady Summer" access panel


A memory for Summer from the LLT fly-in.Â


What kid wouldn't want to check out the cockpit of an Extra 300!?!



Just like a real airshow!




All I can say about fly-bys like this one is, you had to be there. Add the sound of these 3 radials and you get the idea why!




A happy Susan after soloing the Prince


Giving Shannon a ride


Yep, they came in nose draggers too and we loved having them.


These 2 gals made my day. When they introduced themselves they told me they are both pilots, one from my home airport and the other from an airport 8 miles from mine. They fly nosewheel aircraft but were inspired by the blog and now want to get their tailwheel endorsements! How cool is that.

For the 2nd year, the WAI, Wright Chapter had their meeting at our Lady Taildraggers Fly-in.

WAI, The Wright Chapter

The  ‘doorprize’ at their lunch meeting was a glider ride given away by Lorrie Penner – Laila won it.

Lorrie & the lucky Laila


Terri Hull touching down


Sophie amazes the folks with her log entry. Flying lesson in the Student Prince. Who does that??


Perfect spot to hang out


Marla Simon Boone & her 1928 Waco ASO


Sophie wanted all the ladies to sign her t-shirt!


Summer & WWII pilot Herbie Stachler right before he got a ride in the Student Prince

Thanks again to Patrick Ridenour, Mike Lucas, Lorrie Penner and others for the great photos.


If you made it to the fly-in and have an interesting experience you’d like to share, send a note to! Pictures too? Send them!




  • Andy Heins
    Posted at 14:04h, 29 August Reply

    I can certainly help her out with this project!

  • Judy Birchler
    Judy Birchler
    Posted at 10:35h, 28 August Reply

    Hi Cynthia, thanks for leaving your comments. We love aviation enthusiasts, pilot or non-pilot, and I doubt you’ll find anyone on this site that’s not gaga about vintage taildraggers! Please email pictures of your aunt to along with a few comments about her flying in the 30’s and I’ll get it posted. Sounds like a wonderful project you’re working on and you never know, maybe one of the ladies may be able to lend a hand. ??

  • Cynthia Florsheim
    Posted at 10:07h, 28 August Reply

    I am not a pilot but an enthusiast. I am working on a PowerPoint presentation about woman aviators from 1927 to 1937. My aunt, Victorine Florsheim Lederer, was a pilot in the early 30’s. She was the only Jewish woman pilot at the time.(1931) Maybe, you can add a picture of her.
    I am a member of EAA and Vintage aircraft and call my self a plane nut. I am a 65 year old grandmother would like to know others that are crazy about planes…especially, Vintage).
    I am self taught on the computer and looking for assistance on my project. I have about 2,000 pages of research on women pilots of the era. Not everyone was singing…”Brother, Can You Spare a Dime.”
    Anyway, I wish I could have been at the fly-in. I have subscribed to the blog and think it’s great. Each image makes me feel that I am flying with you!

  • Gail
    Posted at 21:32h, 22 August Reply

    Love it, Judy! Looks like everyone had a great time. See how you inspire and bring out the best in all of us? You rock!!!!

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