Tailwheel Training

Texas Tailwheel Flight Training, as the name suggests, is very interested in serving you with your tailwheel needs!

We can work with you in our bird or yours. Our current aircraft is this Cessna 120.

Cessna 120 - our tailwheel trainer.

We have worked with customers or have experience flying in the following aircraft:

  • Acroduster Two Biplane (Experimental)
  • Aeronca Champ (7AC and 7FC)
  • Aeronca Chief
  • American Champion Decathlon
  • Aviat Husky (A-1B, C)
  • Cessna 120/140
  • Cessna 170, 170A, and 170B
  • Cozy MKIV
  • Cubcrafters Carbon Cub
  • Glastar (Experimental)
  • Piper L-4 Grasshopper
  • Piper J-3 Cub
  • Piper PA-15 Vagabond
  • Piper PA-18 Super Cub
  • Rans S7 (Rotax 582)
  • Stinson L-5 Sentinel
  • Stinson 108
  • Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper
  • Taylorcraft BC12D
  • Van's RV-3
  • Van's RV-6
  • Van's RV-6A
  • Wichawk Biplane (Experimental)

Tailwheel training can be done safely, within reasonable margins, and will help you improve your overall flying skills, as well as give you access to an number of fun airplanes to fly.

Student in a Piper Cub The nose of a Piper Cub on final

Tailwheel Cub shadow

Taylorcraft L-2M Piper J-3 Cub

Basic syllabus (may vary by aircraft):

First flight: fundamentals and basics - stalls, slow flight, turns, etc...
Second phase flights: Three Point Landings until proficiency and go-arounds
Third phase flights: Wheel landings to proficiency and slips
Fourth phase: Crosswind practice if available
Optional fifth phase: Grass runways, short fields.

Cub external view

Here are some videos from tailwheel training I have done

Me and my shadow...

A takeoff at Kerrville yesterday.

Posted by Texas Tailwheel Flight Training on Wednesday, August 31, 2011