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An Aviator's Field Guide to Tailwheel Flying : Practical skills and tips for flying a taildragger.

Author: Jason Blair
Publisher: La Vergne : Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc., 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tailwheel flight instructor/examiner shares resources and discussion to help pilots transition or improve their tailwheel aircraft pilotage.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Blair, Jason.
An Aviator's Field Guide to Tailwheel Flying : Practical skills and tips for flying a taildragger.
La Vergne : Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc., ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Blair
ISBN: 9781619545908 161954590X
OCLC Number: 1031337430
Description: 1 online resource (95 pages)
Contents: Intro; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Finding the Right Tailwheel Instructor; Chapter 2: The Basics; Chapter 3: Getting It Started; Chapter 4: Tailwheel Taxiing; Chapter 5: High-Speed Taxiing; Chapter 6: Normal and Soft-Field Takeoffs; Skipping; Yaw Fluctuation; Takeoff Stall; Chapter 7: Short-Field Takeoffs; Chapter 8: Tailwheel Aircraft Landings; The Three-Point Landing; The Wheel Landing; Tail-Low Wheel Landing; Chapter 9: Short-Field and Soft-Field Landings; Short-Field Landing; Soft-Field Landing; Landing Challenges. Chapter 10: Tailwheel Crosswind OperationsCrosswind Taxiing; Crosswind Takeoffs; Crosswind Landings; Chapter 11: The Ground Loop; Chapter 12: Considering Differences Between Tailwheel Aircraft; Different Types of Tail Wheels; Narrow or Wide Gear, Long or Short Aircraft; Toe or Heel Brakes; Tandem or Side-by-Side Seating; Engines; Chapter 13: Older Planes; Parts Availability; Mechanic Availability; Insurance; Manuals and Documentation Availability; Benefits of Older Aircraft; Chapter 14: The Many Modifications of Tailwheel Aircraft; Bigger Engines; Propeller Changes. Short-Field Performance ModificationsBig Tires; Main Gear Modifications; Bungees vs. Spring Steel Gear; Tail Wheel Changes; Chapter 15: Primary Training and Testing in a Tailwheel Aircraft; Chapter 16: So You Want To Be a Tailwheel Instructor; Chapter 17: "General Rules" of Tailwheel Flying; Resources; The Tailwheel Endorsement; About the Author.

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A tailwheel flight instructor/examiner shares resources and discussion to help pilots transition or improve their tailwheel aircraft pilotage.

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