Leading Taildragger Flight Training In AZ With CAA

Pilots love flying taildraggers. It requires a different way of thinking while landing since the weight of the plane will tilt back onto the single wheel. There is a bit of a learning curve, but we are here to help you with that at Classic Air Aviation Flight Center. Our expert instructors will show you how to instantly visualize where the back tail is and make adjustments if something is off. This is a great way to fly and it can improve your overall flying skills. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • $78 / hour
  • 3 Hours



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We have state-of-the-art flying facilities for Mesa residents and other people who live in other areas that want to learn how to take to the skies themselves. Come see for yourself – we want you to succeed as a pilot. You can use our classrooms to learn, flight simulators to perfect your decision-making skills, or just hang out in our pilots’ lounge. We are located at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, Arizona.

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5-Star Tailwheel Endorsemet Training In Mesa

What Are The Requirements For Tailwheel Endorsement?

There are several things that you need to do to procure a tailwheel endorsement. You have to take lessons from a qualified instructor. While you are doing that, you need to show that you are proficient at flying and also taking off and landing. There is no set hour limit that you need to reach to be able to do it, but generally, it takes about 5-10 hours to truly get comfortable. Then your instructor can give you the go-ahead.

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Earn Your Tailwheel Endorsement in the Finest Aircraft In Mesa Arizona

Earn Your Tailwheel Endorsement In The Finest Aircraft

What Are Some Of The Taildragger Advantages?

Due to its smaller size the tailwheel has less parasite drag than a nosewheel, allowing the conventional geared aircraft to cruise at a higher speed on the same power. Tailwheels are typically less expensive to buy and maintain than a nosewheel. If a tailwheel fails on landing, the damage to the aircraft will be minimal compared to nose-wheel aircraft. This is not the case in the event of a nosewheel failure, which usually results in propeller damage. Tailwheel aircraft are easier to man-handle on the ground and, due to their lower tail, they will fit into some hangars more easily.

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Why Fly With Conventional Landing Gear?

Due to the increased propeller clearance on tailwheel aircraft less stone chip damage will result from operating a conventional geared aircraft on rough or gravel airstrips. Because of the way airframe loads are distributed while operating on rough ground, tailwheel aircraft are better able to sustain this type of use over a long period of time, without cumulative airframe damage occurring. Then there is the fact that taildraggers are just FUN TO FLY!

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