Whether you call them a Tailwheel a taildragger or conventional gear aircraft, they are simply fun airplanes to fly. With roots dating back to the training aircraft of World War I, tailwheel airplanes allow a pilot to experience true “stick and rudder” flying as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Flying taildraggers is a great way to broaden your skillset while also opening a world of new aircraft to fly and places to fly into. During your training you’ll learn basic through advanced tailwheel flying techniques, operating out of both paved and grass strips here in the valley.

Earning your tailwheel endorsement is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you can have as a pilot.

The tailwheel endorsement is an added endorsement to your existing pilot certificate.  There is no additional FAA knowledge test or practical test.  Our experienced instructors have developed a thorough and comprehensive syllabus to give you the skills and confidence to fly these classic and unique airplanes.

We use a Christen A-1 Husky as our tailwheel training aircraft.  We  see our students receive their tailwheel endorsement in 3-5 hours of training time.  Expect to spend $700-1100 to get your endorsement.

Please contact our office for more information or to speak with one of our experienced instructors.