Tailwheel 101 (DVD)

$49.95
$49.95

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Product ID: D370A


DelGaizo. Ride along with tailwheel expert Damian DelGaizo as he guides a student through their tailwheel endorsement. Each ground lesson is immediately followed by a real-world demonstration of the topic to help reinforce the material. Take instruction from the back seat of a Cub and Stearman as DeGaizo demonstrates how to master the art of operating conventional gear aircraft from grass runways. Approx. 93 minutes.Read more

DelGaizo. Ride along with tailwheel expert Damian DelGaizo as he guides a student through their tailwheel endorsement. Each ground lesson is immediately followed by a real-world demonstration of the topic to help reinforce the material. Take instruction from the back seat of a Cub and Stearman as DeGaizo demonstrates how to master the art of operating conventional gear aircraft from grass runways. Approx. 93 minutes.
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Tailwheel 101 Feedback
The DVD is very good for people with no tail wheel experience, but it could be improved by having some in the cockpit footage of control inputs in a few situations.
July 27, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: Covers everything about the tailwheel endorsement. Presented clearly and concise. High video quality. Cons: I would've like more flying tips, but I got the feeling the flying portions were limited so they wouldn't be seen as a substitute for training with an instructor. Valuable as an overview of the tailwheel endorsement, a supplement to training with your instructor, or as a refresher for someone who already has the endorsement.
December 31, 2014
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: Good academics, good cockpit videos, good instructional perspectives Cons: Slightly overpriced, needed more videos of the cockpit controls, rather than 3 landings with almost the same instructions, I would have preferred the same patterns and landings evaluated and seen from different perspectives. Better than a book or instructional manual, but could be better
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: *Very well thought out course *Very direct and concise *Thoroughly explained flight dynamics and flight charecteristics through use of an aircraft model, charts and props *Overall, a very, very good ground and flight course Cons: Maybe a little more "'B' role" footage of some taildraggers flying around and looking cool would have been nice, but the lack of the b-role didn't make the course any less clear, effective or fun to watch. I wasn't sure what to expect as far as content was concerned. I figured they would go into some of the history of the Cub and other taildraggers, but I was completely wrong. After a brief demonstration of a Stearman landing correctly, and proper ground handling of the aircraft, the video immediately begins with the first ground school session, where clearly visible charts and aircraft model were used to explain the principles of handling and flight charecteristics of taildraggers. Then the course immediately goes into the cockpit for the practical application of the ground school class with an actual student applying for her taildragger endorsement. There was very little "'B' role" footage of the planes flying around, looking cool and such. This was 98% "meat & potatos" of taildragger operations. It was well thought out, well explained, and very nice in-cockpit footage as well as the outside view of the actual student's flight performance in the pattern. The instructor's comments during the classroom session and the pattern work were very clear, understandable and thorough. I have to admit that I am only a "simmer" (Med Disqualed), but I've applied the actual techniques from the course in the sim, and I "fly" much, much better. There are a lot of finer points that are discussed and thoroughly explained throughout this course. I think a serious "simmer" or actual pilot would benefit greatly from watching this video before "Taildragger School", as well aafterwards, as a refresher course.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: very good quality DVD Cons: None Excellent, any pilot will gain something from this very well done instructional DVD.
December 31, 2014
Durability
1 / 5
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2 / 5
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1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Pros: could have encluded an hour or more of fun taildragger activities all meat and potatoes - no desert Cons: all business fill up the empty DVD space with fun flying = examples of good and unusual flying
December 31, 2014
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
DVD was filmed in a High Quality. Excellent presentation of the subject material. It was presented in a logical order & clear to understand. It follows a student thru them getting their rating and treats you the viewer as another student following along.
April 3, 2012
Durability
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
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3 / 5
Pros: Very good refresher tool for tail wheel operations. Helps someone remember things taught if they have not flown a tail wheel airplane in sometime. Cons: Wish the camera was inside the air craft looking out to see the pilots sight picture. This would help understand the instruction that was being given. Rudder control is so important in a tail wheel airplane, the student needs to see what is happening. Great product, I will order the Tailwheel (201) version.
January 2, 2012
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Really a first rate product and introduction to flying conventional gear aircraft.
December 13, 2011
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Good DVD
July 15, 2011
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