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Name: Wayne Bressler
Date registered: August 6, 2012
URL: http://www.taildraggersinc.com

Biography

I run this joint.

Latest posts

  1. Bye Bye Little Quickie — April 4, 2015
  2. Updated Quickie Pics — January 30, 2015
  3. Quickie Q1 Project For Sale — December 29, 2014
  4. Atlantic Airways — December 17, 2014
  5. Advanced Tailwheel Training, LLC. — November 13, 2014

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Apr 04 2015

Bye Bye Little Quickie

q1My Q1 project has a new owner. Cody Austin will be getting her flying from his home and hangar in Ohio. Cody also mentioned he has a previously flying Q1 and two Q2 projects/kits that will be for sale soon. If you are looking for a really hard to find project, Cody is your man!

Time to get back to work on the Baby Ace.

 

Jan 30 2015

Updated Quickie Pics

***UPDATE 4/3/15 -The Quickie project is SOLD!!!***

Pictures of the some of the QAC parts included in the Quickie project for sale.

Dec 29 2014

Quickie Q1 Project For Sale

***UPDATE 4/3/15 -The Quickie project is SOLD!!!***

I have decided to put my Quickie project up for sale. It’s been in storage since I bought it, and considering the snails pace that I’m moving on the Baby Ace, I don’t think the Q1 will be getting any attention for years to come. I’d rather see it go to a new home than to languish in storage.

In addition to the original post here, I can add the following information about the project:

The builder did an excellent job, in my opinion. Everything is nice and straight; rear wing, fuselage, ailerons, rudder, etc. I have several large blocks of foam and two rolls of fiberglass. The project included instruments when I purchased it, but I am keeping those for my Baby Ace project.

The big appeal of this project to a Q1 builder is the original LS1 spars. The current price for these spars is $1800 each (http://www.quickheads.com/index.php?option=com_ixxocart&Itemid=101&p=product&id=149&parent=4&vendorid=3).

Between the spars, the original QAC manufactured fittings, canopy, and engine, I think $5000 is a fair price. Many of these parts have become nearly impossible to find.

I do not have plans for the airplane, but they are available from the Quickie Builder’s Association. (http://www.quickheads.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=29&Itemid=122)

I hope that helps to give an idea of the project. I have really debated keeping this, but I feel that the airplane deserves to be built and flown, not sit in storage.

Dec 17 2014

Atlantic Airways

n878acAtlantic Airways
Instructor: Jorgen Valkaer
Location: Leesburg Executive Airport, Leesburg, VA (KJYO)
Telephone: (615) 495-7266
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.flythedecathlon.com

Aircraft: 8KCAB Super Decathlon

Rental Rates: $160/hr

Instruction Rates: $65/hr

Solo Rentals Available: Yes

Additional Information: Tailwheel endorsement, Recreational Aerobatics, Upset Recovery.

Nov 13 2014

Advanced Tailwheel Training, LLC.

rondillardAdvanced Tailwheel Training, LLC.
Instructor: Ron Dillard
Location: Lebanon Municipal Airport, Lebanon, TN (M54)
Telephone: (636) 236-5142
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.advancedtailwheeltraining.com

Aircraft: Bellanca Citabria 7ECA

Rental Rates: $170/hr Dual

Instruction Rates: $80/hr Ground

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: Please visit our website’s “About Us” page for complete details.

Oct 16 2014

Two More CFI’s Added to the List!

learntoflyhere150x150….aaaaaaaand, add another pair of taildraggin’ CFI’s to the list! The Taildraggers, Inc. CFI / Flight School Directory just keeps on growing.

Folks, please support your local CFI. These fine ladies and gentlemen work hard for your business, all to promote and share a passion for aviation. Alright, enough babbling from me, here’s the scoop:

Lanier Flight Center :: Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, Gainesville, GA (KGVL) and Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, Atlanta, GA (KPDK)

P3Air Classic :: Compton/Woodley Airport, Compton, CA (KCPM)

As always, we encourage ALL tailwheel-friendly CFI’s and Flight Schools to get listed here on Taildraggers, Inc. We receive nearly 1,000 hits per month for people searching for tailwheel CFI’s all over the U.S.A. You should be getting those customers!!! Follow the links below to see the directory, and learn how to get listed.

Taildraggers, Inc. CFI / Flight School Directory

How to get listed

 

Oct 16 2014

P3Air Classic

LogoBIG P3Air Classic
Instructor: Alexei Tsekoun, Chief Instructor
Location: Compton/Woodley Airport, Compton, CA (KCPM)
Telephone: (800) 201-8301
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.classic.p3air.com

Aircraft: 1948 Stinson 108-3 and Piper Super Cub (coming soon)

Sinson_Rental_Vintage_AircraftRental Rates: Regular and block rates available, please see website

Instruction Rates: Regular and block rates available, please see website

Solo Rentals Available: Yes

Additional Information: P3air Classic is an exclusive, tailwheel-only flight school.  We specialize in vintage aircraft, affording you the rare opportunity to fly a piece of history – including solo!  We offer tailwheel endorsements, bush flying instruction, and our unique banner tow academy.  We will sharpen your stick and rudder skills, and make you a better pilot – a Pilot Plus.

Oct 16 2014

Lanier Flight Center

imageLanier Flight Center
Instructor: David Gazda
Location: Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, Gainesville, GA (KGVL) and Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, Atlanta, GA (KPDK)
Telephone: (678) 989-2395
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.lanierflightcenter.com

Aircraft: Cessna A152 Aerobat taildragger with Sparrowhawk high hp engine

Rental Rates: Please see website

Instruction Rates: Please see website

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: Captain Gazda is multi-certified up to ATP. Placed 3rd in aerobatics championship in 2007. The side by side seating in our aircraft allows both pilots to monitor each other’s actions, etc. Much preferred to front/back seating which inhibits training effectiveness by removing sight picture of instructor/student.

Sep 09 2014

Add Another CFI to the List!

learntoflyhere150x150 The Taildraggers, Inc. CFI / Flight School Directory just keeps on growing. It’s always satisfying to add another CFI to the directory.

Folks, please support your local CFI. These fine ladies and gentlemen work hard for your business, all to promote and share a passion for aviation. Alright, enough babbling from me, here’s the scoop:

Bully Aero :: Raleigh Executive Airport, Sanford, NC (KTTA) and Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport, Burlington, NC (KBUY)

As always, we encourage ALL tailwheel-friendly CFI’s and Flight Schools to get listed here on Taildraggers, Inc. We receive nearly 1,000 hits per month for people searching for tailwheel CFI’s all over the U.S.A. You should be getting those customers!!! Follow the links below to see the directory, and learn how to get listed.

Taildraggers, Inc. CFI / Flight School Directory

How to get listed

 

Sep 09 2014

Bully Aero

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Instructor: Robert Wall
Location: Raleigh Executive Airport, Sanford, NC (KTTA) and Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport, Burlington, NC (KBUY)
Telephone: (919) 427-2961
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.facebook.com/Huskytd

Aircraft: Aviat Husky A-1

Instruction Rates: $190/hr

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: We specialize in Tail Wheel aircraft.  It is all we do.  Off Airport Ops, short fields, grass ops, and true stick and rudder skills are our primary focus.

Sep 03 2014

Old Rhinebeck Seeks Donations for New Visitor Center

oldrhinebecksign1Clay Hammond posted the following on the Facebook recently. Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is updating their visitor center and restroom facilities, and is seeking community donations to help fund the project. Please consider donating to make this treasure of aviation an even more enjoyable experience for visitors.

“Attention old airplane friends (and anyone else philanthropically minded):

Most of you know that I have been spending the past couple summers in upstate New York serving as a pilot and volunteer at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the small museum and airfield where I grew up as a kid. We have been diligently developing a much needed addition to the Aerodrome’s facilities and for this reason I post today; we have in the works a visitor’s center with a gift shop and modern restrooms replacing the existing gift shop and model museum. But we need help…

Due to the generosity of those who know and appreciate what the Aerodrome has to offer, we have met great success with recent aircraft and vehicle restoration projects. Such projects are very important to the collection, but equally as important to the future of the Aerodrome is the comfort of our visitors. While visitors generally comment that they love the show, their number one complaint is the primitive porta-potties down on the airfield, which have been in use since the Aerodrome’s inception in 1959. If you’ve ever visited ORA and had to “go”, then you know exactly of what I speak. The construction of this visitor center will go a long way toward improving our guest’s Aerodrome experience for many years to come through the construction of real bathrooms with flushable toilets and sinks with running water.

Visitor-Center-600x327It is our intent to start construction of this new facility this fall following the completion of the airshow season, so that it can be ready for opening day in June of 2015. In order to meet this deadline, we need to raise $130,000.00 by December 31, 2014. Once that total is met, the Thomas Thompson Trust will provide an additional $20,000 to the project. This is the largest non-flying project we’ve ever attempted, but so vital for the continued success of our air shows that I need the support of every one of my friends to meet this challenge on time. Contributions in any amount are most appreciated, and can be made via credit card or PayPal by visiting our donate page, referenced below. A printable form for checks, money orders, etc. can be obtained at link below also. The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a 501(c)3 entity, and as such, your contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thanks for reading this far and I hope you will consider personally helping me to see this project come to fruition. While it is more fun to see airplanes be rebuilt and fly again, the infrastructure here at the Aerodrome is almost as, if not more, important for the museum’s long term revitalization and success. Please consider donating today.

Blue skies!”

http://oldrhinebeck.org/ORA/donate/
http://oldrhinebeck.org/ORA/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Visitor-Center-2014-appeal-070714.pdf
http://oldrhinebeck.org/ORA/

Aug 28 2014

Jim Frederick, CFI

learntoflyhere150x150Instructor: Jim Frederick
Location: Numerous Airports, Columbus, OH (KSGH, I74, KUYF, etc.)
Telephone: (937) 631-2763
Email: Click Here to Send a Message

Instruction Rates: $35/hr

Additional Information: 48 years pilot experience – CFI since 1971 with experience in numerous types including Cub, Champ, Cessna 140/170, Citabria, Decathlon, and others.  Usually instruct from SGH, I74, UYF, and other surrounding airports.  Will do tailwheel endorsements, flight reviews, instrument proficiency checks.

Aug 27 2014

Another Pair of CFI’s Added to the List!!!

learntoflyhere150x150….aaaaaaaand, add another pair of taildraggin’ CFI’s to the list! The Taildraggers, Inc. CFI / Flight School Directory just keeps on growing.

Folks, please support your local CFI. These fine ladies and gentlemen work hard for your business, all to promote and share a passion for aviation. Alright, enough babbling from me, here’s the scoop:

George Asselanis, CFI :: Columbus-Lowndes County Airport, Columbus, MS (KUBS)

Jim Frederick, CFI :: Numerous Airports, Columbus, OH (KSGH, I74, KUYF, etc.)

As always, we encourage ALL tailwheel-friendly CFI’s and Flight Schools to get listed here on Taildraggers, Inc. We receive nearly 1,000 hits per month for people searching for tailwheel CFI’s all over the U.S.A. You should be getting those customers!!! Follow the links below to see the directory, and learn how to get listed.

Taildraggers, Inc. CFI / Flight School Directory

How to get listed

 

Aug 27 2014

George Asselanis, CFI

N50284Instructor: George Asselanis
Location: Columbus-Lowndes County Airport, Columbus, MS (KUBS)
Telephone: (702) 540-9867
Email: Click Here to Send a Message

Aircraft: 1979 Bellanca 7ECA Citabria

Rental Rates: $115/hr wet

Instruction Rates: $35/hr

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: Aerobatic, spin, and upset recovery training also available. Saturdays and Sundays.

Aug 04 2014

NPRM To Define Hangar Use Policy

As privately owned (and funded) airports close, and municipally owned airports become the only options available for public use, we will see a continued decline in affordable general aviation facilities, training, and fuel resources. As soon as an airport accepts government funding for improvements, they must abide by the rules set forth by the FAA, good and bad.

Below is a quote from a NPRM from the FAA regarding approved use of hangars. This might not affect you, but it will affect thousands of homebuilders across the country.

“While building an aircraft results in an aeronautical product, the FAA has not found all stages of the building process to be aeronautical for purposes of hangar use. A large part of theconstruction process can be and often is conducted off-airport. Only when the various components are assembled into a final functioning aircraft is access to the airfield necessary.”

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/07/22/2014-17031/policy-on-the-non-aeronautical-use-of-airport-hangars#h-13

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