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Old 12-23-2020, 06:28 AM
ShortSnorter ShortSnorter is offline
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Default Southeast: A-Model transition training

I've searched the forums and have a few leads but haven't been able to make contact just yet (holidays?). I'm nearing completion of my build and need to get 5 hours training & and a checkout in any tricycle gear RV except the RV-12. I'm based at KMJD and am hoping for an option within the TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, GA Region. Any takers?
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Old 12-23-2020, 07:20 AM
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I have a friend in San Antonio that could do this for you. 9 time builder, fly's an 8 and a 10. Lot's of transition training in RV's. I'll send you a PM if your interested in contact information.
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Old 12-23-2020, 08:55 AM
YellowJacket RV9 YellowJacket RV9 is offline
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I flew with Jan Bussell in South Florida in his 6A. Excellent training and all from his grass strip.

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Old 02-20-2021, 08:47 AM
ShortSnorter ShortSnorter is offline
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Still looking.

All suggestions welcome!
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Old 03-08-2021, 12:27 PM
FlyinTiger FlyinTiger is offline
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Default Did you get your training?

If you're having trouble getting training in a tricycle gear RV just go fly with someone training in a tail dragger. You'll meet the type specific training requirement and get some valuable training in the process.

Your insurance provider will be happy with you going above and beyond in your training and then simply treat your -14A like a tail dragger with a kick stand and you'll be ahead of the game!

Best of luck. Let us know how it goes.

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Old 03-08-2021, 04:31 PM
csdominey csdominey is offline
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That's my plan - learn the taildragger in a local Citabria, then get over to Mr. Bohannan's operation, an hour down the road from me. Seems like too good an arrangement not to take advantage of it. But mercy that Citabria is a humbling machine. 'You're over the hump" my instructor says. "You will so wish you were building a taildragger" he says. Not buying it. That thing is hard to love.
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