Tailwheel Training Kit

$69.00
$69.00

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Product ID: B1943A

Tailwheel 101

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.



The Compleat Taildragger Pilot

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Tailwheel 101

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.

The Compleat Taildragger Pilot
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: Book is great - I like the scientific and plain english description of taildragger characteristics
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Excellent training aids used to demonstrate aerodynamic principles. Product was an excellent review of what I already knew about tailwheel flying. Cons: white board illustrations too crowded and sometimes obscured by instructor's hand. Instructor tended to talk more to the board than to his student. Didn't get enough feedback from his student.
December 31, 2014
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Pros: ewcellent information...easy to follow...great video!
December 31, 2014
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Video is a great introduction to Tailwheel training...follow that up with the book and you are ready for your flight training. Thank you Sporty's
December 31, 2014
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Pros: Seems to be very thorough Cons: I can't gripe enough about this book. Admittedly, I've only just opened it and am on the third chapter. The title of the book is the 'Compleat' taildragger. Would someone please inform the author/editor/publisher how to spell the word 'complete?' Although most pilots may not be english masters, It is annoying as can be that the title of the book (listed on the cover, binding, and every single page) is mispelled. Also, one chapter entitled 'Takeoff's' is also incorrect. the 's is only used when contracting two words or when showing posession. To pluralize takeoff, one only needs to add the letter S. I know it seems insignificant, but every time I glance at this book and see the spelling error right on the cover it makes me cringe! It's just hard to believe that people who get paid to proof-read and publish books are less adept at their jobs than people with a 7th grade education. Summary: Very distracting to what should be a worthwhile book! Just started in on the book, and can't get past the 'cons' yet. The video hopefully will redeem this package!
September 10, 2013
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3 / 5
Pros: Excellent tailwheel intro course with step by step explanations and video. Well-shot videos from multiple angles, supplemented by actual cockpit instructional dialog. This is a realistic training environment with a real student which allows you to see how the training progresses, along with the typical student mistakes and challenges.
March 7, 2012
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Pros: Very informative. Good, solid instruction. I learned a lot! Cons: I know this may come across trite and shallow, but the student pilot is an attractive woman. Someone should have consulted with her about her attire. There's just some distracting issues concerning clothing with both the pilot and the instructor that sometimes distract me from the actual instruction. Then again, I'm a professional photographer and I pick up on things like that. Well worth the investment. Makes me want to go get my tail wheel rating right now!
November 5, 2011
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Pros: The book is well written and delivered what is very technical information in a simple method that kept me reading. The DVD is well put together and presented nicely. I feel much better prepared for earning my conventional endorsement having reviewed this kit throughly. I truly believe it will save time and money as advertised!
September 25, 2011
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Pros: This would be a great for instructors to use as a part of a training package for tail dragger endorsement. It's also a geat review for someone who is a bit rusty.k
September 13, 2011
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Pros: The video is great for presentation. Long enough to get the concepts across and short enough not to lose the viewer. Cons: I ordered the book to go along with the video... this will take a bit more time to read through then I first thought. I'm a CFI with a tailwheel endorsment. The information provided in the video and book, have already givin me ideas on how to present the concepts to the student. Great job overall.
July 5, 2011
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