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Lets get this started

Post by joea » Sun Apr 18, 2010 21:22

This is a new forum for everyone to discuss instructors and hopefully provide contact info for people interested in helping new LSA or tailwheel pilots.

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Post by Dan1940Chief » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:40

Hello!

I'm a recent tailwheel convert. I was a CFI prior to the TW endorsement. Now I wish the TW endorsement was required to get the CFI. I feel like a far better stick and rudder pilot after 40 hours in the Chief.

I won't do TW endorsements quite yet. I'll wait until I have at least 100 hours before claiming that level of proficiency.
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Post by N86250 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 22:29

Are there still two J-3 Cubs being used for flight instruction at Waynesburg? I used to see them now and again a couple of years ago, but I haven't seen either of them in quite a while. Joe H.

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Post by joea » Mon Apr 19, 2010 23:31

I know that there is at least one and possibly two Champs at Falcon Field here in the Phoenix area that are used for instruction.

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Post by Dan1940Chief » Tue Apr 20, 2010 05:52

N86250 wrote:Are there still two J-3 Cubs being used for flight instruction at Waynesburg? I used to see them now and again a couple of years ago, but I haven't seen either of them in quite a while. Joe H.
Nope -- one was wrecked a few years ago, the other sold, I think?

Very little flight instruction activity locally -- insurance rates make it prohibitive except for those who want to lose money or have fleet rates.

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Post by N86250 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 09:00

Too bad, it was nice to see young guys out flying cross country sometimes solo in those Cubs. It was a neat throwback to the past.

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Post by Dan1940Chief » Tue Apr 20, 2010 09:02

N86250 wrote:Too bad, it was nice to see young guys out flying cross country sometimes solo in those Cubs. It was a neat throwback to the past.
I'd provide dual in my Chief, but 65 HP just isn't adequate to lift two grown adults in anything warmer than 60 F.
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Post by jc pacquin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 20:18

Jim Nohlquist, lives just east of Buffalo. Retired Airline Capt. CFI, owns two Champs and flys a Chief alot. Jim Weighs over 230 and the Chief owner is about the same. They cruise around in the Chief all summer, runway about 2600 feet. Its a 65hp. in nice shape. Jim teaches T/W and can be reached at 716 664 1784. JP

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Post by L3CFI » Thu Apr 22, 2010 23:25

The biggest hurdle I've ran into so far w/ LSA and tailwheel is that the students that want sport pilot ratings instead of private are typically much older students (65+). They just don't have the reflexes required by the L-3.

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Post by drjeff » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:53

I have a friend in Jasper, Alabama who has a 65hp 7ac that offers dual instruction.
His name is Bill Housley. Let me know if you need to get in touch with him.
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Jasper is located about 30 min northwest of Birmingham, AL

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Post by Roger Anderson » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:01

7AC for rent at Moontown (Huntsville, Al). I believe it's $65 wet, instructor $18.

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Post by Kalahnikid » Sat May 08, 2010 01:03

Serenity Now!!!!

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Post by Captgrumps » Sat May 08, 2010 11:52

They are using my old Champ for tailwheel instruction at Peachstate Aerodrome, Williamson, Georgia. Surprised Mr. Hammond hasn't mentioned it, but maybe he did. There are a number of good tailwheel pilots/instructors around that come from the era when most stuff was tailwheel but don't have the desire to jump through the FAA hoops. Some of the best.

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Post by jepropst » Sun May 09, 2010 20:36

Red Stewart Field in Waynesville, Ohio (just north of Cincinnati, and SW of Hooks field) has a number of different taildraggers for rent and can provide instruction. Visit their website at http://www.stewartsaircraft.net

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Post by 1quick46 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 15:54

Hey everyone...figured i'd repond and revive this older post..Frank Schmidt teaches sport, and T/W transition in his L-16 out of 2W2 in Maryland anyone needing to contact him can get ahold of him through the airport..

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