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Old 03-28-2016, 11:37 AM
Abraham Abraham is offline
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Default Tailwheel endorsement

As the title says, looking for a course in the N.E.

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Old 03-28-2016, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Abraham View Post
As the title says, looking for a course in the N.E.
Take a look at the IAC-International Aerobatic Club website. If I remember correctly, I think there are some listings for instructors that includes tailwheel training.
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Old 03-28-2016, 01:52 PM
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Default Andover Flight Academy

You might look into Andover Flight Academy. It looks like it's about an hour from you. In full disclosure, I haven't used them but I've heard good things from others.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:25 PM
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Default tailwheel training lists some. Van Sant airport north of Philly still has a J3 and Stearman last I heard.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:16 AM
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I began my training at Aeroflex but had to stop after almost a year!!! They seemed too busy to be of any value. I was not able to get a lesson any more often than once every other week or so for one hour at a time. And if you got weathered, you went right back to the end of the cue. It became a completely useless pace to try to get a relatively simple endorsement. I ended up going to Florida and getting my transition training AND TW endorsement from Jan Bussel (sp??) in 2 1/2 days. And I felt great about the experience. Night and day different from what I was getting at Aeroflex.

My first RV grass strip was Van Sant. Really cool place in terms of grass roots type of flying. Lots of tail draggers around. If you can get there, it might be worth a look.


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Old 03-30-2016, 10:02 PM
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I don't disagree with Andy about Andover Flight Academy-- it's a small operation, and they only have a few instructors. I was patient, and lived nearby, so it worked for me. I thought the quality of the instruction was generally good. I got my TW endorsement in the Super Cub, and then got a Stearman checkout.

When I finally bought my RV7, I based it at Aeroflex and got instruction in the RV with one of the on staff instructors who had RV time. It all worked out quite well for me, but you do need to be flexible.

I have also gotten instruction from Jan Bussel and he's very good, although I dislike the Vernier throttle set up in his RV6.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:11 PM
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Default Great Barrington Airport... CT has Cubs and instructors. Might be near you.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:23 PM
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Default Tailwheel endorsement

Need one? Call armondo 9087222778 (nj)
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:04 AM
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:38 AM
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FYI, if not too late, I've heard of people getting the TW endorsement at Hampton airfield in a cub. 7B3
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