Tailwheeler's Journal Newsletter
helmet-goggles October 19, 2018

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The last two weeks at Tailwheel Town

The two-week period began with Andreas Ritter's arrival to finish getting checked out in his Cessna 140 and to do a little maintenance on it.  Andreas brought his daughter, 14-year-old 
Andreas and Anna helped me change the tires on their Cessna 140.

Anna, who pitched in to help with a bunch of the work.  The two launched off in Andreas' Cessna 140 and reported that they made North Las Vegas in a couple of days.  The 140 will be put in a container and sent to Germany.
A fun father-daughter flight from Sisters to North Las Vegas.

A phone call came in from Marlena Cromwell, who reports that she just took her check ride for the Instrument rating.  I'm just delighted that this talented young flier, who was doing landings in a turn in her second or third flight lesson, is going forward with her flying career.  Kudos as well to her flying mentor, Jim  Boeckl.

Marlena when she started flying in the Tailwheel Town Cessna 140.

She'll be back in a while for some more tailwheel flying in the PA 12.  
And, speaking of coming back, Clay Silsby, a brilliant former student who is conducting flight training in Oregon and Florida came back for a fun lunch at Tailwheel Town.  Clay is running a couple of flight schools and we had a great visit.

Clay Silsby.  Note he's a tailwheel guy!

The view over Angela's shoulder during her dead stick approach.

And Angela did her fourth dead stick approach and landing, proving that the value of practice is huge.  

                        This Week's Article

Our series on challenging maneuvers continues with a look at "The Dutch Touch".  It's a challenging maneuver 

The Tailwheel Town PA12, performing the Dutch Touch. (photo by Walt Laseki).

that not everyone is asked to try to perform.  But it's a good one and if you can do it, you will have accomplished something.  It's this week's new article on the Tailwheeler's Journal.

A Previously Posted Article Worth Another Look

" #54 Who needs a glider rating?"  I often get asked what training is important to the average general

The Big Yellow Glider, when we flew out of Sunriver.

 aviation  pilot.  Without hesitation, I reply that glider flight experience is invaluable.  This article says why.  And I should stress that it is the experience of flying the glider that is important, not the addition of a rating.   The requirements for an "add-on" rating are just too great and the powers that be make the checkride of greater complexity than getting a PHD!  In my opinion, it's not worth it. 

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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