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Tail Wheel Endorsement - Advice

Old 8th Sep 2016, 01:03
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Tail Wheel Endorsement - Advice

Morning,

Long time reader, first time poster.

I am hoping to get some advice regarding tail wheel endorsements. I have been looking around for flying schools / Aero clubs that offer this type of training and it appears not many do!

Has anyone recently obtained their tail wheel endorsement and can recommend a school?

Ps. Looking for a school / club in South East QLD as I am based in Brisbane.

Regards

C182RG
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 16:55
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Matt Handley at Aerotec in Toowoomba - I would recommend him to anyone keen on flying tailwheel, aerobatic, warbirds, formation or for really anything to do with aeroplanes.

Other options exist closer to Brisbane including Gerry Dick at Redcliffe (Aerobatics Australia).
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Gerry Dick for sure if you're in Brissie.
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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Brian Carpenter at Caboolture..
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What you need is a conventional undercarriage endorsement as opposed to a tricycle car driver endorsement. When you complete that, you will need to do a ground loop and tie the aircraft down before going to the bar or bed. If you haven't ground looped, you will never be endorsed.
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Wherever you do it, I hope you get a lot out of your training and your flying skills improve as a result.

Tail wheel is more demanding and it doesn't take much to turn a nice landing into a slow crash.

One TW is not going to be the same as another and a Decathlon is one of the easiest...few vices and pretty good visibility over the nose. Pacers are pretty closely coupled and can get away when you least expect. Austers are something else again and are very susceptible to cross-winds...at least you won't stand one on its nose by overbraking!

Learn to fly a curved approach. Practice your side slipping and think seriously about some basic aeros, especially stalls and spins.

Have a great time.

Kaz
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You should instruct Kaz
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I'll endorse anyone ... for an appropriate fee!!
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Hmmm... A 'Carton'...??

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After flying the trusty 777 across the pond a couple of months ago I went up in another Boeing-a Stearman, in Florida and it reminded me why I became a pilot-it was like a rebirth!! The CFI had 7000+ in Stearmans and similar in a J-3 he also has. Training available in both but no solo in the Stearman (Dual rates $US350/hr and $US140 for the J-3). Located at Winter Haven-won't name them as that would be advertising but I very highly recommend visiting to rediscover flying if you get the opportunity. Take the family to Disney as a trade off
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I would like to do an instructor rating in a tail dragger, wheelie bring the 185 to MKT and we will be in business!
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to get a greaser landing in a taildragger you need 4 things to occur simultaneously at the point of touchdown.
1. fuselage aligned in the direction of flight.
2. no sideslip.
3. minimum possible flying speed
4. no vertical speed

if you find after all this that you still bounce try doing the touchdown one wheel low.
the righting effect will stop most of the bounce.
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