Tailwheel

Aircraft with tailwheels are often considered to be ‘proper’ aircraft! Indeed, few would argue that some of the most famous and exciting aircraft are taildraggers! Mastering the art of handling a taildragger is not difficult but it’s extremely satisfying. Once completed, our comprehensive course will have paved the way for you to enjoy flying a whole new category of aircraft, including our own amazing Extra 200! All Tailwheel training is carried out on the Extra 200, so we can incorporate full differences training if you desire.

Training

Our course is probably the most comprehensive available. However, it is very carefully designed with efficiency in mind to help you realise your potential as quickly as possible. Uniquely, we can combine dual and solo exercises in our Extra 200 to give you the best possible skill set compatible with any tailwheeled aircraft.

Syllabus

  • Long Ground Brief – Everything Tailwheel!
  • Ground Handling – Taxying
  • Take Off – Grass, Hard surface, Short Field
  • Landing – 3 Point, Wheeler, Short Field, Glide
  • X-Wind techniques
  • Circuit & Approach Techniques
  • Side Slipping
  • Oval & Low-level Circuits