Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 30 2014

Taildraggers, Inc. :: Instagram Daily Digest

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May 26 2014

Funnies

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May 21 2014

Jeff Erekson, CFI

N68952Chester Charter, Inc.
Instructor: Jeff Erekson
Location: Chester Airport, Chester, CT (KSNC)
Telephone: (801) 830-0612
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.simplexaero.com/tailwheel/

Aircraft: Piper J3 Cub

Rental Rates: $95/hr wet

Instruction Rates: $45/hr

Solo Rentals Available: Yes

Additional Information: Our instructor has 15 years flying experience ALL in tailwheels and light aircraft. From 210lb ultralights to experimental aircraft and lots of Cubs in between.

May 16 2014

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May 15 2014

Ryan’s Secret Plan

If you’re on Facebook, please join the group “Taildragger Pilots United”. It is an open group with members around the world. Lots of good sharing of pictures, videos, and information.

The following photo was shared by Ryan Lunde, and I have to admit, I’m quite envious of the success he’s had implementing his “secret plan”. Read it in his own words below.

20140515-060107.jpgCuriously, ever since I started my current flying job two years ago, my company’s hangar has been slowly filling with taildraggers. In fact, it’s now the ratio is about 50-50. Some people say that I keep making my students buy taildraggers and I’ve been told to knock it off. I can’t make anybody do anything, but I take that sentiment to mean that my secret plan of making more competent tailwheel pilots is coming to fruition.

Ryan also has some spectacular photos over at www.championairphotos.com. Be sure to check it out.

Photo credit goes to Ryan, of course.

May 13 2014

Inspiration in a Taylorcraft

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What a beauty! This Taylorcraft BC12-D, NC5208M was spotted at the Person County Airport (KTDF) back in May. FAA registry data shows that it is owned by Frank Hargrove of Beaverdam, VA. I really love the trim on this ship, and will likely do something similar on the Ace.

This photo is from the Taylorcraft group on Facebook, and I believe photo credit goes to Steve Roth.

This trim scheme is similar to the Ray Hill Hatz I posted previously.

I haven’t made much progress on the Ace recently, but these beautiful finished airplanes are good motivation.

May 10 2014

Airbus E-Fan

It’s not a taildragger, but the technology used to power it is of great interest to me. I have a Quickie Q-1 project in storage that I hope to fly with a fully-electric power system. I personally believe that electric powered full-scale aircraft will bring a great many benefits to personal aviation.