New Book Goes Beyond Stick And Rudder Skills For Tailwheel Pilots | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.23.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.23.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Wed, Feb 01, 2012

New Book Goes Beyond Stick And Rudder Skills For Tailwheel Pilots

'Flying The Tail Wheel Airplane' A Detailed Course In Conventional Gear Flying

Whether its the low, slow flight of a Cub or Champ, or the high-performance of a P-51, flying an airplane with conventional gear requires a different skill set. A new book “Flying the Tail Wheel Airplane”, by Master CFI Jim Alsip, offers a detailed course on piloting aircraft with a conventional gear. Tail wheel airplanes present specific challenges that Alsip aims to address in this guide to better stick and rudder skills.

According to Alsip, there has been a resurgence in pilots flying tail wheel airplanes in recent years. In part that is due to the growing popularity and production of new light sport airplanes. Another factor in the popularity of tail wheel aircraft is safety and self-esteem. It is generally acknowledged that tail wheel pilots have better stick and rudder skills than pilots who have only flown tricycle gear aircraft. Better skills help tail wheel pilots fly more safely and ostensibly have more fun than their counterparts in tricycle gear airplanes.

The FAA requires that pilots must have a “tail wheel endorsement” from a certified flight instructor to fly an airplane with a tail wheel. To earn a tail wheel endorsement, a pilot must demonstrate proficiency in specific flying skills and be knowledgeable of tail wheel subjects. With this in mind, Alsip guides readers through the basics of tail wheel proficiency and aims to identify the causes of poor pilot performance. Alsip contends that the principles laid out in the book are applicable to all pilots flying all types of small airplanes and are prerequisite to learning to fly advanced maneuvers safely.

“Many pilots know what is required to perform a specific maneuver, but their low skill level is an impediment to being successful,” Alsip says. “In a unique way, the book addresses those weaknesses with techniques and a practice regimen that will help any pilot become more skilled with the use of an airplane’s controls.”

Intended to educate and empower pilots of all backgrounds and training levels, the book offers step-by-step instructions that gradually build in complexity as the book progresses. The book also offers an abundance of photographs from the cockpit demonstrating key points and principles. The photographs emphasize stick and rudder skills from the pilot’s perspective. “Emphasis on where to look, what to see and what to do about it makes this teaching style and book unique and effective,” says Alsip.



More News

Airborne 11.25.15: Blue Origin Reusable Rocket!, AMA Reacts, Transgender Pilots

Also: UK CAA, E-Fest 2015, Citizens In Space, Gulfstream G500, Dassault Falcon Jet, CFM LEAP-1A, Tuskegee's Milton Crenchaw ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&vid>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.29.15)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "Thales pioneered fly-by-wire technology almost 40 years ago, and we believe that Cessna’s confidence in us as we embark on this exciting next step>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.29.15): Inner Marker

Inner Marker A marker beacon used with an ILS (CAT II) precision approach located between the middle marker and the end of the ILS runway, transmitting a radiation pattern keyed at>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.29.15)

Aero Linx: Mercy Airlift It is the Mission of Mercy Airlift to provide humanitarian aid on a nondiscriminatory and impartial basis to the victims of natural and man made disasters >[...]

Swedavia Selects Lockheed Martin To Deliver Next Generation Systems

Will Share Data Among 10 Airport Network In Sweden Swedish Airport Operator Swedavia has selected Lockheed Martin to deliver a new generation of multi-airport operational systems t>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC