Taming the taildragger. Compleat Taildragger figures to show how taildraggers and trikes differ with respect to their center of gravity, tendency to swap ends. 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. Buy The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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Keith rated it really liked it Oct 27, Sable marked it as to-read Aug 05, Want to Read saving…. Customers who bought this also considered: The book starts with advice on choosing a taildragger instructor, and follows up with taoldragger theory explaining why taildraggers are different. The author explains why wheel landings are useful, how to do a taildgagger wheel landing, and the most common errors made by pilots learning wheel landings.

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. Techniques that will help make you a skilled taildragger pilot.

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Zachary Yoder rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Yet, there are many taildraggers left in the world, and their low prices make them attractive to people who are looking for an economical way to own their own plane.


Patrick marked it as to-read Dec 16, Aug 10, AJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: In a tripod world, this book is a great “prequel. John Lawson marked it as to-read Jan 11, BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 24, It is more complete than the other taildragger books I’ve seen, and much clearer.

This book was written in the 90s, and looks 30 taildragger old, but the content is still very relevant and useful. 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. Justin Bowen rated it really liked it Sep 23, Arturo added it Jun 27, You don’t seem to have Java Script enabled!

Marilyn added it May 31, Olena rated it it was amazing Aug 04, He taildragged in the USAF as an aircraft instrument taildrqgger, then got an engineering degree in Ondrej rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Refresh and try again.

In Britain, compleat is archaic, used in writing only as a bit compleatt whimsy, and at that rather rarely. If your favorite pilot shop doesn’t have it, you can order it directly from the author.

George Polos rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Of course he was 23, just out of the Marines, with very sharp reflexes. Includes new material on: Cliff rated it liked it Nov 10, In plain english,nice read.


Purchase today and you can return it in the original condition through Sunday, February 03, ! The taildragger’s tricky reputation, and the FARs, make a good checkout mandatory if you have no taildragger time.

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Click here for more. He worked in the aerospace industry for 30 years, meanwhile flying with the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol as its chief taildragfer pilot. Full of great, relevant I formation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Jlitt rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Includes new material on torque, cimpleat landing gear, P-factor, crabbed crosswind landing and a section for flight instructors.

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The Compleat Taildragger Pilot book

The Compleat Taildragger Pilot is a bit pricey, but not too far out of line as books go nowadays. Post it on the message comlleat This book explains why taildraggers are different, and how to stay ahead of the tricky little devils. My instructor recommended this book. As the years go by, the art of flying taildraggers is slowly vanishing.

For example, Plourde is dead set against high-speed taxis, which he regards as dangerous in the extreme.

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