Conventional Gear

Flying a Taildragger

Author: David Robson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560274605

Category: Reference

Page: 198

View: 1809

Many vintage airplanes, aerobatic planes, cropdusters, and ultralights are taildraggers, which means there are a large number of pilots who need to learn these particular skills and techniques. Written in plain language with many clear illustrations to explain the dynamics and techniques, Conventional Gear provides a thorough foundation of knowledge for the pilot seeking a tailwheel endorsement. It presents the combined experience of thousands of flight hours by civilian and military pilots who grew up flying airplanes with conventional gear. The original configuration of an airplane's landing gear was tail wheel. Only during World War II did the nose wheel become common, when longer runways were required for takeoff with heavy loads. After the war, the tricycle landing gear layout became standard, but the traditional arrangement has always been known as "conventional" gear. The tail wheel configuration is lighter, simpler and offers less drag. It is also better for rough-field operations. Therefore many crop dusters, aerobatic airplanes and ultralights are taildraggers. However, conventional gear does introduce more demands on the pilot, especially during takeoff and landing, and in strong winds. A taildragger is more difficult to operate on the ground because the center of gravity is behind the main wheels; it therefore tends to deviate from a straight path during taxi, takeoff and landing. Because taildraggers demand more piloting skill, flying one well is a sign of a good pilot. If you want to fly a warbird, antique or a modern airplane with conventional gear, this book tells you how in a simple, clearly illustrated manner. It begins with the theory and dynamics of a tail wheel airplane, then describes the piloting techniques needed to safely fly a taildragger. The book concludes with a fascinating collection of stories about what it is like to fly some of the common and not so common airplanes with conventional gear...stories by old hands that otherwise could only be found in a good session of hangar flying.

Emergency Maneuver Training

Controlling Your Airplane During a Crisis

Author: Rich Stowell

Publisher: Rich Stowell, Master CFI-A

ISBN: 9781879425927

Category: Emergency maneuvers (Aeronautics)

Page: 228

View: 7446

Emergency Maneuver Training is a textbook for emergency maneuvers and other unusual attitude training programs as well as a source book for independent study. It explains the EMT (Emergency Maneuver Training) Program developed by the author and taught to acclaim throughout the USA. The book--enhanced by 115 illustrations--helps pilots develop an integrated understanding of the direct effects of airplane controls when applied individually and in combination; of human factors and variables introduced into the flight process by pilots; and of proper pilot procedures to remedy difficult situations encountered in flight.


Author: Neil Williams

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977820

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 6914

Acclaimed worldwide as the most detailed and knowledgeable text about Aerobatics, this book takes the pilot from the basic manoeuvres step by step through to the exacting standards required at World Championship level. Primarily for pilots, the book also makes light reading for enthusiasts and spectators.

Flying the Mountains

A Training Manual for Flying Single-Engine Aircraft

Author: Fletcher Fairchild Anderson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071429336

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 332

View: 2430

This training guide diminishes the dangers and doubles the thrill--and safety--of flying single-engine aircraft at high altitudes in mountainous regions. Logically organized by phases of flight--from preflight preparation to landings--the author combines statistics, techniques, and examples of actions (correct and incorrect) that real pilots have taken in actual flight scenarios. * Details training that offsets mountain flying mistakes * Describes the effects of altitude on pilots and aircraft * Outlines cold weather operations and precautions * Includes search and rescue operation procedures * Reviews take-off conditions from airport mountains

Advanced Aerobatics

Author: Geza Szurovy,Mike Goulian

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070633025

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 235

View: 2545

Next to flying aerobatically themselves, this book is the closest pilots can get to the advanced aerobatics experience. For the many pilots who do want or need to learn specific maneuvers, there is no better guidance than this book. A lesson-by-lesson guide, it combines accessible text from aerobatics champions with sequential cockpit view photographs and detailed graphic illustration to provide a hands-on primer on specific advanced aerobatic maneuvers. Each maneuver is given an entire chapter, with a clear description of its elements; discussion of the theory behind it; step-by-step details on how to fly it; a look at the finer points and common errors; and corrective measures to take if something goes wrong. Spicing up the lessons are the personal advanced aerobatic tips of such world and national champions as Patty Wagstaff, Les Loudenslager, Phil Knight, and Xavier de L'Apparent, and advice from U.S. National Team trainer John Morrissey. This book also provides coverage of training regimens, and high-performance aerobatic aircraft.

An Aviator's Field Guide to Tailwheel Flying

Practical Skills and Tips for Flying a Taildragger

Author: Jason Blair

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

ISBN: 9781619545892

Category: Transportation

Page: 100

View: 3757

In "An Aviator's Field Guide to Tailwheel Flying," author Jason Blair shares his experience in a variety of tailwheel-equipped aircraft. This book describes major phases of flight and considerations that transitioning or tailwheel pilots may find useful as they look to increase their proficiency. The discussion goes beyond the physical flying skills into other tailwheel aspects, such as operational differences in makes and models and ages of aircraft. Pilots of aircraft such as Cessna 180s, Cubs, Champs, Maules or other aircraft of similar type and size will find this content helpful. This book is the author's result of years of instructing and taking notes previously passed on to his own students, now compiled and shared with the broader aviation community.


Author: Geza Szurovy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071628129

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 4061

Aircraft Partnerships is the only complete guide to the most affordable means of owning your own planeÑco-ownership. Packed with detailed information on everything from figuring the costs, to picking the right partner(s) and the right plane, to sorting out legal and practical issues, this book is an inspiration to those who would balk at the expense of sole ownership, but yearn to have wings of their own. Complete with case studies of actual partnerships.

Contact Flying

Author: Jim Dulin

Publisher: Contact Flying

ISBN: 9780615209838

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 9847

Unlike conventional aviation authors and instructors I do not teach primary flying, crop dusting, pipeline patrol flying, bush flying, helicopter medical evacuation flying, and air to ground gunnery using instruments inside the aircraft as the primary situational awareness tool. Rather I teach Dutch rolls, slow flight and stalls over the runway, the energy management turns, use of ground effect on all takeoffs, the brisk walk apparent rate of closure approach, hover taxi in fixed wing aircraft, and low level low power mountain flying using sights, sounds, smells, and kinetics. Sight is used 99.9% of the time looking at the ground. Airspeed, nor any other instrument is used in takeoff or landing. This text teaches the art of flying in the old style at low level using ground references. Its author has over sixteen thousand hours of flying Army helicopters, crop dusters, and pipeline patrol airplanes at three feet to five hundred feet above ground level.

Better Aerobatics

Author: Alan Charles Cassidy

Publisher: Freestyle Aviation

ISBN: 9780954481407

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 433

View: 6619


Basic Aerobatics

Author: Geza Szurovy,Mike Goulian

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070629264

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 4696

Enjoy the aerobatics experience with this complete guide from national champions who tell you not only how to perform the maneuvers, but why the airplane behaves as it does.

Teaching Tailwheel Flying

An Instructor's Toolkit

Author: Kim Bevier,Mr Kim Edward Bevier Cfii

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692673508


Page: 72

View: 6655

An experienced tailwheel flight instructor condenses his twenty years of teaching experience into a training handbook for other flight instructors and aspiring tailwheel pilots. The book includes guidance on how to customize instruction for common student problems and advice on how to deal with the two main human factors of anxiety and unrealistic expectations. Also included are chapters on aircraft selection for training purposes and strategies for decomposing any flight maneuver into its fundamental components, and then devising exercises to help students conquer their particular problems. Teaching Tailwheel Flying is the only practical handbook available to new or established flight instructors on teaching the important skills involved in flying tailwheel airplanes.

The Aviatrix

Fly Like A Girl

Author: Kimberley Jochl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997150704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 1435

Flying is terrifying to many people, and piloting an airplane is a domain seemingly dominated by men. When flying slowly but surely came to scare her to death, Kim Jochl set out to overcome her fear by earning a pilot's license. She figured the more she knew, the less she'd be scared. In theory that was true; in practice it wasn't so simple. She knew it would be an incredible challenge, and one that might end in failure. But the encouraging, helpful, accepting, and genuine culture of aviation helped Kim achieve her goal and discover the joy of flying. The Aviatrix is a candid, sometimes funny, definitely scary, firsthand look into one woman's journey to becoming a pilot in the challenging mountain terrain of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.

Stick & Rudder

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Wolfgang Langewiesche

Publisher: McGraw-Hill


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 6950

The classic first analysis of the art of flying is back, now in a special 50th anniversary limited edition with a foreword by Cliff Robertson. leatherette binding, and gold foil stamp. Langewiesche shows precisely what the pilot does when he or she flies, just how it's done, and why.