The Compleat Taildragger Pilot has 23 ratings and 3 reviews. AJ said: This book was written in the 90s, and looks 30 years old, but the content is still. 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. The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Other – Techniques that will help make you a skilled taildragger pilot – Harvey S. Plourde
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Loved seeing the formulas to understand the “why” behind it all. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. In a tripod world, this book is a great “prequel. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming. It is more common in North America, though often equally whimsical. Part of the basic library for any pilot who flies or hopes to fly a taildragger.
Arturo added it Jun 27, This man knows the ins and outs of this world and will give you all the needed tips and tricks! For example, Plourde is dead set against high-speed taxis, which he regards as dangerous in the extreme.
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There’s also a suggested curriculum for transitioning from trikes to taildraggers–probably the usual circumstance now, when most training is done in one or another Cessna trike. I highly recommend this book to any aspiring taildragger pilots. Of course he was 23, just out of the Marines, with very sharp reflexes.
The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde
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taildrabger That must cause some head-shaking among the Old Pilots who soloed the Piper Cub in 8 hours.
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It’s a “homebuilt”–published by the author’s widow, peppered with typographical errors Cessna’s as the plural of Cessna, it’s as a possessive and illustrated with simple but useful stick figures to show how taildraggers and trikes differ with respect to their center of gravity, tendency to swap ends, and sensitivity to crosswinds.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Oxford English Dictionary says that compleat is just an archaic spelling of complete. Yet my instructor not the one who recommended the book got me ready for my first takeoff by having me charge down a private grass strip with the Cub’s tail in the air.
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