Taming the taildragger. Compleat Taildragger figures to show how taildraggers and trikes differ with respect to their center of gravity, tendency to swap ends. Written by a CFI with 38 years of taildragger flying experience, The Compleat Taildragger Pilot can save you time and money on a taildragger checkout. Buy The Compleat Taildragger Pilot by Harvey S. Plourde (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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Marilyn added it May 31, This man knows the ins and outs of this world and will give you all the needed tips and tricks! Refresh and try again. This book covered the subject in its entirety, helped me transition from a front wheel to a confident tail wheel pilot.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jason rated it it was amazing Dec 27, This book explains why taildraggers are different, and how to stay ahead of the tricky little devils. Marc Welleman marked it as to-read Jan 24, The book is illustrated throughout with clear, though basic, diagrams complementing the text. As the years go by, the art of flying taildraggers is slowly vanishing.


Marlon marked it as to-read Apr 26, Another chapter is aimed at taildraggr poor flight instructor trying to figure out how to teach taildragger operations to the hapless tricycle-gear pilot. John marked it as to-read Jul cokpleat, It’s a “homebuilt”–published by the author’s widow, peppered with typographical errors Cessna’s as the plural of Cessna, it’s as a possessive and illustrated with simple but useful stick figures to show how taildraggers and trikes differ with respect to their center of gravity, tendency to swap ends, and sensitivity to crosswinds.

Chris Parker marked it as to-read Jan 11, Includes new material tailxragger torque, crosswind landing gear, P-factor, crabbed crosswind landing and a section for flight instructors.

Wells Hamilton rated it liked it Apr 10, I think it’ll be a helpful head start on getting a tailwheel rating.

The Compleat Taildragger Pilot

The Oxford English Dictionary says that compleat is just an archaic spelling of complete. I still need lots more practice, but at taildraggr now when I botch it, I know why.

West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming. Techniques that will help make you a skilled taildragger pilot. John Lawson marked it as to-read Jan 11, To ask other readers questions about The Compleat Taildragger Pilotplease sign up.


Techniques that will help make you a skilled taildragger pilot. Taildraggef rated it it was amazing Jul 22, The book starts with advice on choosing a taildragger instructor, and follows up with basic theory explaining why taildraggers are different.

Harvey Plourde: Compleat Taildragger Pilot

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Is Complete actually misspelled on the cover? Full of great, relevant I formation.

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There’s also a suggested curriculum for transitioning from trikes to taildraggers–probably the usual circumstance now, when most training is done in one or another Cessna trike. Sasya Fox rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Michal Bojanowski marked it as to-read Oct 04, Want to Read saving….

Post it fompleat the message board: He served in the USAF as an aircraft instrument mechanic, then got an engineering degree in Walt Lifsey marked it as to-read Mar 19, Aug 10, AJ rated it it was amazing Shelves:

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