Drawing upon his decades as an accomplished taildragger pilot and CFI, author Harvey Plourde lays out all the essentials for learning to fly conventional-gear airplanes. Throughout the book, Plourde provides advice on handling the turning tendencies, negotiating crosswinds, taxiing a taildragger, and avoiding the infamous ground loop. Also includes a section directed toward flight instructors. A handy resource to complement tailwheel training.
- tailwheel instructor
- crosswind explanations
- Stick and Rudder
Couldn't be Better!
Excellent book with straight forward information!
The Compleat Taildragger Pilot
This book was recommended to me by my tailwheel instructor before we began lessons. It was very helpful transitioning me to a TW and full of useful information that you need. Recommend it if you are interested in learning the techniques of TW airplanes.
Useful addition for anyone learning to fly the oldies
Great compliment to Stick and Rudder, tho not quite as amusing. The crosswind explanations are particularly good.
All you need to know... AND MORE!!
Great book … well written and chock full of complete and easy to understand explanations of all the information you need to know in order to become a highly skilled taildragger pilot. Well worth the $$.
My son whom owns a taildragger loves the book. My son said he was intending to get this book but never got around to buying it. Thanks for a great read and prompt delivery!!!