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LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-In, Texas Style!

By Brett Hahn, EAA Chapter Manager

May 2016 - Joined by aviators from around the nation, Chapter 1121 web and newsletter editor Judy Birchler (EAA #1041248) will be flying her Rans S7 from Greenfield, Indiana, to North Texas to attend the LadiesLoveTaildraggers annual fly-in from June 3-5.

The LLT attendees are converging on Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport (KSLR), Texas, for a fun, taildraggin’ three-day weekend, in celebration of airplanes with a tiny wheel on the back and the women who fly them well. All female pilots and their guests, nosewheel and tailwheel, are invited!

The fun starts on Thursday, June 2. Attendees can take advantage of free camping and hot showers on the field, and motels with group rates also are available. Transportation between motels, downtown/restaurants, and the airport will be provided throughout the weekend.

Sulphur Springs Airport is headquarters of the Legend Cub, which will be offering factory tours and demo rides to attendees. There’s no shortage of other fun things to do, with hangar dinners planned for each evening, Zumba classes with “RV-8” Kelly, a special Plane Walk, and wine tastings each evening hosted by a local winery. 

Fly-out events include lunch on Friday at Pelican’s Landing restaurant at Cedar Mills Airport, a beautiful 3,000-foot grass strip on the shore of Lake Texoma. Cedar Mills Airport is the perfect destination for a group of taildraggers.

Saturday’s big event is a Poker Run to benefit the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Scholarship Fund. Departures begin at 10 a.m., with stops at five area airports and a BBQ lunch hosted by EAA Chapter 972 at Gladewater Municipal Airport. 

Everyone is welcome, but registration is required. Fly-in information and registration forms can be found here.

LadiesLoveTaildraggers isn’t about ratings, hours in the logbook, or owning an award-winning airplane. It is about flying taildraggers just for the fun of it. We introduce ladies to aviation and encourage women (and men) to join the wonderful world of conventional aircraft! For more information, visit www.ladieslovetaildraggers.com

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