Tailwheel Courses


Basic Tailwheel Course

While the FAA stipulates the requirements for the tailwheel endorsement in FAR 61.31, we include much more in the basic course. Most pilots can complete the basic course and receive the endorsement after approximately 8 hours of dual instruction and 50 takeoffs  and landings. However, everyone is different and we train to proficiency, not some set number of hours.

The Basic course introduces you to the concepts of tailwheel flying and to “Instinctive Flying” where you will learn to use visual references, sound and kinesthetic feedback to connect to the airplane in a whole new way.

Each flight will last around 1 hour with a rest break between. You will usually fly 3 flights per day so the Basic course can be completed in 2.5 to 3 training days. Cost is based on the ground and flight training required. See the Rates page for more information.


Advanced Tailwheel Course

For those pilots who want more excitement and to learn new skills, this is the course. We visit “off airport” locations where you will learn to evaluate the area, plan the approach and  make the short field landing. Sloped runways, soft and rough surfaces and more are part of your practice area. We also practice extreme slow flight, advanced stalls and spin scenarios. At the completion of the Advanced course,  you will have the skills to get the most out of your airplane.


Cubcrafters Carbon Cub Transition

If you are fortunate enough to own or fly the amazing Carbon Cub, we can provide your transition training. Several Carbon Cub owners have trained with us. The amount of training will depend on insurance requirements and your individual experience. Give us a call to discuss your needs.