Category Archive: Florida

Jan 18 2014

Tailwheels Etc, Inc.

learntoflyhere150x150Tailwheels Etc, Inc.
Instructor: Jonathan R. Amundsen
Location: Winter Haven’s Gilbert Airport, Winter Haven, FL (KGIF)
Telephone: (863) 412-7865
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.tailwheelsetc.com

Aircraft: Aeronca 7EC Champ, Taylorcraft BC-12D, Citabria 7ECA, Stearman

Rental Rates: 7EC, 7ECA, BC12D $130/hr Dual; Stearman $350/hr Dual

Instruction Rates: $50/hr

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: Experience in most types of tailwheels: Aeronca, Cessna, Piper, Stinson, Stearman, Pitts, many Experimentals. Also Certified A&P/IA.  Spin training, basic Aerobatics. We’re a fun, family run business with friends all over the world.

Jan 11 2014

Old Buzzard Aviation

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Instructor: William K. Walker
Location: Herlong Recreational Airport, Jacksonville, FL (HEG)
Telephone: (904) 310-4359
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: oldbuzzardaviation.wix.com/tailwheeltraining

Aircraft: 1941 Piper J3 Cub

Rental Rates: $100/hr

Instruction Rates: $50/hr

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: Retired Navy pilot with over 6000 hrs of flight time.  Navy flight instructor and 14 years CFI.

Jan 03 2014

Tail Wheel Flyers of South Florida

N842ACTail Wheel Flyers of South Florida LLC
Instructor: David Jacobson
Location: North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, West Palm Beach, FL (F45)
Telephone: (561) 352-0355
Email: Click Here to Send a Message

Aircraft: Super Decathlon 8KCAB

Rental Rates: $200/hr dual, includes all briefings, headset, and parachute.

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: Fly in a relaxed atmosphere with a 20,000+ hour flight instructor with military, airline, and corporate experience. Tailwheel endorsements, basic aerobatics, upset training, and flight reviews in sunny Florida.

Mar 27 2013

Preston Aviation, LLC

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Instructor: Tim Preston
Office Mgr & Boss: Peggy Preston
Mascot: Rocket Dog
Location: Winter Haven’t Gilbert Airport, Winter Haven, FL (KGIF)
Telephone: (863) 956-2526
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.PrestonAviation.net or www.flytailwheel.com

Aircraft: 1941 Boeing PT-17 Stearman and 1946 Piper J3 Cub

Instruction Rates: Stearman: $360/hr Dual
J3 Cub: $150/hr Dual

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: Stearman Flight School.  Specializing in tailwheel instruction  for 20 years.  Established Preston Aviation in 1994.  Tim has over 12,000, the majority instructing in TW aircraft.  We love what we do!

Mar 27 2013

Dylan Aviation, Inc.

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Instructor: Jim Alsip, Master CFI-Aerobatic
Location: Indiantown Airport, Indiantown, FL (X58)
Telephone: (772) 485-6761
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.dylanaviation.com

Aircraft: Super Decathlon (8KCAB)

Rental Rates: See Below

Instruction Rates: Dual instruction only. All lessons $220 each.
The following courses are offered as five lesson blocks of instruction:
Tailwheel Training flying the way it was once taught – flying for fun – flying the airplane.
The Emergency Maneuvers Course is for every pilot.  You will react the way you train.
Spin And Upset Training is a “hoot”.
Aerobatic Training is the most fun you can have in an airplane!

Additional Information: Personalized, syllabus based, dual instruction with a Master CFI-Aerobatic in a Super Decathlon. Take off and land from the longest grass runway in the U.S.A. Relax in Florida’s fantastic weather, and experience “old south” hospitality at the historic and charmingly restored Seminole Inn.

Centrally located in S.E. Florida, Indiantown is 30 minutes from West Palm Beach, one hour from Fort Lauderdale, and only 2 hours from the Space Center, Miami Beach or the Orlando attractions.

Visit Jim’s website to learn more about the courses offered and check out Jim’s popular book Flying the Tailwheel Airplane and  his Key Points DVDs.

Mar 27 2013

Akro Aircraft Sales & Flight Inc.

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Instructor: Ray Dyson
Location: Indian River Aerodrome, Vero Beach, FL (FL74)
Telephone: (772) 201-1816
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: http://www.rayshangar.com/

Instruction Rates: Personal Aircraft or Ray’s Super Cub: $100/hr, Extra 300L Aerobatic Instruction $275

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information:  With over 40 years and nearly 30,000 hours in conventional gear airplanes, Ray Dyson has become a master of a dying art. In the age of jet engines, electronic displays, and tricycle gear design, a wealth of knowledge, and the romance of aviation past, is being lost. Through his company Akro Aircraft Sales & Flight Inc., Ray aspires to inspire a new generation of aviators by sharing his years flying in radial engines, bi-planes, agricultural spray planes, conventional gear and high performance acrobatic airplanes.  As a Certified Flight Instructor, Ray offers intermediate to advanced instruction in conventional gear and acrobatic aircraft. If it has a tailwheel, then Ray has probably flown it.

Dec 31 2012

Sunquest Aviation, Inc.

Sunquest Aviation, Inc.
Instructors: Joe Brinker, Cory Wallace, Mike Banas
Location: North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport, West Palm Beach, FL (F45)
Telephone: (561) 627-0037
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.sunquestaviation.com

Aircraft: PA18-105 solo & dual, Pitts S2A dual only. Other nosedraggers available.

Rental Rates: PA18 – $105/hr wet solo, Pitts $320/hr dual with parachutes included.

Instruction Rates: $55/hr tailwheel instruction, $75/hr aerobatic instruction

Solo Rentals Available: Yes, PA18 and other nosedraggers.

Additional Information: Sunquest’s flight instructors have experience in a wide variety of tailwheel airplanes including vintage and new tailwheel aircraft. Including recreational and competition aerobatics. This long list of experience includes Cubs, Pitts, Extra, Stearman, Waco, Citabria & Decathlon, Great Lakes, Vans RV series, Cessna tailwheels such as the 140, 170, 180 & 195, and many more… We can instruct in your aircraft or one of ours.

Oct 13 2012

Shine Aviation LLC

Shine Aviation LLC
Instructor: Dylan P. Shine
Location: Palm Beach County Park Airport, West Palm Beach, FL (KLNA)
Telephone: (561) 316-7655
Email: Click Here to Send a Message
Website: www.shine-aviation.com

Aircraft: Bellanca Citabria 7ECA

Rental Rates: $125/hr

Instruction Rates: $50/hr

Solo Rentals Available: No

Additional Information: Tailwheel Endorsements, Upset Recovery Training, Basic Aerobatic Flights…all with South Florida’s great ocean scenery. The airplane is beautifully restored, the instructor is an ATP / full time Learjet pilot