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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Be the first to ask a question about The Compleat Taildragger Pilot. Yet my instructor not the one who recommended the book got me ready for taildrahger first takeoff by having me charge down a private grass strip with the Cub’s tail in the air. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Aug 10, AJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 24, Wells Hamilton rated it liked it Apr 10, The book starts with advice on choosing a taildragger instructor, and follows up with basic theory explaining why taildraggers are different. In a less theoretical vein, the discussion of crosswind landings is something that the experienced pilot can benefit from reviewing from time to time.

The Compleat Taildragger – Review

Of course he was 23, just out of the Marines, with very sharp reflexes. Want to Read saving….

Post it on the message board: Harvey Plourde learned to fly in an Aeronca Champ in Perry marked it as to-read Jun 24, Dave Croson rated it really liked it Jan 11, Keith rated it really liked it Oct 27, Sign up for our newsletter and stay updated on special offers. Holmes marked it as to-read Jul 10, I bought it shortly after I started my own transition to taildraggers, and knowing what I’m trying to do before I do it helps a lot.

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Harvey Plourde: Compleat Taildragger Pilot

Open Taildrabger See a Problem? John Lawson marked it as to-read Jan 11, Loved seeing the formulas to understand the “why” behind it all. Another chapter is aimed at the poor flight instructor trying to figure out how to teach taildragger operations to the hapless tricycle-gear pilot.

Includes new material on: Jeremy Mitchell rated it really liked it Jul 26, Lists with This Book. For example, Plourde is dead set against high-speed taxis, which he regards as dangerous in the extreme.