Tuesday at AirVenture was a happy, hot-as-hades, sun-shining day! Today was our first LadiesLoveTaildraggers get-together of the week and lady taildragger pilots and guests showed up in record numbers. We met for lunch on the north side of the North Forty, the Hilton Garden Inn, many of us meeting for the first time. There were no strangers though – that’s how it is with pilots everywhere, and lady taildragger pilots are no different. “Where ya from?” “What ya fly?” “Do you know?” and before long, we’re all best friends! This is one awesome group of spectacular women!
Thanks to everyone for putting up with the heat. I know you were melting but you mustered through it just to spend some quality time together. Marti & Alex Whitmore have some ideas about a better location to meet next year that’s centrally located and cool …. or at least shaded! They’re on a mission to make it happen and I’m 100% behind them. For Friday’s lunch, we’ll still meet at the Terrace Cafe and hope for a change in 2017.
PLEASE click below to zip through some wonderful pictures from our LLT Tuesday lunch. Many of the pictures were taken by Bert Garrison, at least the good ones, and he’s kindly shared with us. Bert isÂ director of videography for The Tailwheeler’s Journal, was the US Air Force’s last SR71 Blackbird pilot and is presently a captain for Southwest. You rock Bert! I apologize for the pixs laying sideways. Those were mine! I’ll have to fix ’em when I’m back home.