Tailwheeler's Journal Newsletter
helmet-goggles August 24, 2018

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The last two weeks at Tailwheel Town
My Pal, Norman Nelson, spent a bit of time at the Squirrelwerks. 
Norman Nelson, Emmy award winning film maker, falconer and cool outdoorsman.

We had a great time and went flying for a bit.  Norm took the  pic below  of Phil Comingore's granddaughter, Emily, as we formed up on Phil's Cub.
In the "good news" department, the popular CD, "Nuts from a Blind Squirrel" is about to be mass produced.  I'll put the word out so that newsletter recipients will have first shot at it.  

The "Blind Squirrel" is a CD that has 15 stories painstakingly produced with music and sound effects and read by yours truly.  One of my pals listened to it while driving and pulled over on the highway and called me to tell me how much he loved it!  It's been unavailable for a while but it's coming back.  I'll put a big announcement out when I have them in hand.

I've had a good time ending the week with several flights with Andreas Ritter in his nice Cessna 140.
Andreas Ritter with his Cessna 140.

Andreas in the irrigation pivot.

I have to say that it's nice to get back into a 140, which I consider to be one of the very best tailwheel trainers out there.  Andreas, as an Airbus Captain for a European Airline is really quick to learn, and his experience shows as we get him ready to take his Cessna 140 back to Germany.
This Week's Article
"The Power of Practice" is this week's article.  

 Practicing in the Tailwheel Town PA12

Perhaps it's good for all of us to look at what we actually do when we go flying.  Do we practice that at which we are weak?  Perhaps we should.
A Previously Posted Article Worth Another Look
"#62 Simple things" is another example of Gayle Crowder's

Mentor David Prince (L) with Gayle Crowder and the Aircoupe she owns with Oregon Aero CEO Mike Dennis.
great writing style.  The comments are great as well and include some from the Late Dave DeBerry, who was a friend and mentor to Gayle.  Gayle answers several questions in this classic article.  I enjoyed reading it again.  I think you will, as well.  Plus, it features some great illustrative photos by The Tailwheeler's Journal's very talented Director of Videography, Bert Garrison.

The Tailwheeler's Journal is proud to team with Oregon Aero in our quest to promote safer pilots through  development of greater flying skill. Remember, every pilot who completes a Tailwheel Endorsement or Stick and Rudder Master Class at Tailwheel Town will receive a complimentary Gift Certificate from Oregon Aero.

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