The Last Two Weeks at Tailwheel Town
My pal, Walt Lasecki and I had a good time in his new Cessna 140 (well, new to him!) It was the first flight I'd had since the big snow and it felt good!
I now have a new syllabus for tailwheel training and Judy Birchler from Ladies Love Taildraggers has presented two scholarships for it. I think we're going to have a lot of fun with it. If you're interested in finding out a little more about it, head for the "Flight Instruction" page on
|Jess in the mirror of the PA12.
Jess is the first pilot besides me to smack the cardboard in the new "Duckbox Crash Simulator. She is just getting better and better
|Aden in the snow-covered irrigation pivot.
Aden Kailin will be the first applicant to be run through the new syllabus and I have to say that so far, it's really working. The time pressure is off and he's mastering everything with ease. We even worked in "Lurking" for the first time and it was a ball!
Just about finished with "Airshow Pilot", my reminiscences of 14 years in the airshow business. It's been a labor of love and I'll make sure that all my subscribers know when it gets published. Who knows, I might even send out an excerpt!
|Angela and "Fred", the PA12.
Angela took a flight in the PA12 and showed what a natural she is as she performed Alternating Forward Slips and Flat turns in the pattern at Madras.
Ladies Love Taildraggers scholarship recipient, Christy Osburn and I had a fun conversation and she will be coming down from Alaska to take her course in May. Christie and I are both really excited about the new course and can't wait to fly it!
A New Article on the Tailwheeler's Journal
This week's new article, I will have to admit, is the product of a little "house-cleaning" on my part. I'm trying post articles that I should have posted a long time ago. So that's why this week's article deals with the three point landing. "Hold it Off" is a fairly simple concept, but it's one that is kind of important. I hope you get something out of it. One of our fliers in particular may enjoy it.
An Older Article Worth Another Look...
The older article this week is "Looks ain't Everything". I guess you could say that the chickens came home to roost with this one as it relates to a rather universal situation!