The Compleat Taildragger Pilot

$24.95

Here’s the first new book on taildragger flying we’ve seen in several years. Covers ground operations, torque, p-factor, takeoffs, landings and crosswind operations. Written by a CFI with 38 years of taildragger flying experience, The Compleat Taildragger Pilot can save you time and money on a taildragger checkout. Also includes a special section for taildragger flight instructors. Black and white illustrations, approx. 260 pages, paperback. Read more

Here’s the first new book on taildragger flying we’ve seen in several years. Covers ground operations, torque, p-factor, takeoffs, landings and crosswind operations. Written by a CFI with 38 years of taildragger flying experience, The Compleat Taildragger Pilot can save you time and money on a taildragger checkout. Also includes a special section for taildragger flight instructors. Black and white illustrations, approx. 260 pages, paperback.
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Pros: Excellent, straightforward synopsis.
April 3, 2013
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Pros: Thorough. Easy to read. Lots of illustrations. sections on theory, practical advice, suggested framework for getting the tailwheel endorsement, and section for instructors. Cons: Nothing comes to mind Highly recommended if you looking into getting a tailwheel endorsement.
December 31, 2014
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As a CFI I was very happy with the way the author explained things throughout the book. Easy to read, easy to comprehend. I would highly recommend this book for anyone seeking a tailwheel endorsement or for any pilot looking to perfect their flying skills.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Thorough discussions, good perspectives Cons: No videos to show examples Good book. I'll have a better feel for the value of the manual after I start flying conventional gear airplanes.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: I am a high time tricycle gear pilot learning to fly tail draggers. This was a good book to buy. It had good drawings explaining how a tail dragger works.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Been flying over 30 years & this is the best work I have ever read on the aerodynamics and forces acting on a plane and how to manage them. Highly recommend for EVERY pilot. Cons: None!
August 28, 2012
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Great Book on Flying Taildraggers
This book is filled with easy to understand explanations of some very complex subjects related not only to taildraggers, but to all flying. Every pilot should read this book. Essential reading for anyone considering to fly a taildragger.
February 19, 2017
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5 / 5
Information on operating a taildragger is very informative and easy to understand.
August 3, 2011
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Pros: easy to understand, great detail. Cons: none much better than any video's that i've seen
January 22, 2010
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Pros: This book is probably best directed toward the pilot transitioning from tricycle gear to tailwheel. In this sense it is a really complete reference for the tailwheel transition - in my case it paralleled my CFI's instruction almost exactly. Cons: The book really focuses on the fundamentals of tailwheel flying. Although there are some nuggets of information regarding different tailwheel aircraft it would have been good to have a more expanded section. Great book. Good value.
December 31, 2014
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