Training

Smooth Flying in the Pattern

While instructing, one of the lessons I have learned over the past several years is to always expect the unexpected.  On one particular day I was conducting a flight check in our Citabria with a pilot who I had never flown with before.   He had about 50 hours of tailwheel time and a further [...]

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Sign Up for Our EAA Hosted Webinar – Tailwheel Flying Techniques 28 June @ 8 PM EST

Learning the art of tailwheel flying is both challenging and rewarding. It increases your skill sets and makes you a better pilot. Tailwheel flying can open up new opportunities and allow you to explore areas in aviation that have numerous tailwheel aircraft, such as aerobatic, bush/outback, classic, warbirds, and homebuilt. Glen Oliphant discusses the techniques [...]

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3 Common Tail Wheel Mistakes

With flying, it's often the small things that will hurt you, and this is doubly so in a taildragger.  In the past several years, I have seen certain common mistakes that are imperative to avoid.  Tailwheel aircraft can be unforgiving and challenging machines to fly, and perhaps this is the reason why I enjoy flying [...]

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How To Fly A Tail Wheel Aircraft

In the next few blogs we will take a look at learning how to fly a tail wheel aircraft. This year Air Venture will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Piper Cub and once again J-3’s will be gathering for a mass arrival at Oshkosh.  It really is quite a sight to see.   The [...]

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