Conventional Gear

Author: David Robson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781560274605
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many vintage airplanes, aerobatic planes, cropdusters, and ultralights are taildraggers, which means there are a large number of pilots who need to learn these particular skills and techniques. Written in plain language with many clear illustrations to explain the dynamics and techniques, Conventional Gear provides a thorough foundation of knowledge for the pilot seeking a tailwheel endorsement. It presents the combined experience of thousands of flight hours by civilian and military pilots who grew up flying airplanes with conventional gear. The original configuration of an airplane's landing gear was tail wheel. Only during World War II did the nose wheel become common, when longer runways were required for takeoff with heavy loads. After the war, the tricycle landing gear layout became standard, but the traditional arrangement has always been known as "conventional" gear. The tail wheel configuration is lighter, simpler and offers less drag. It is also better for rough-field operations. Therefore many crop dusters, aerobatic airplanes and ultralights are taildraggers. However, conventional gear does introduce more demands on the pilot, especially during takeoff and landing, and in strong winds. A taildragger is more difficult to operate on the ground because the center of gravity is behind the main wheels; it therefore tends to deviate from a straight path during taxi, takeoff and landing. Because taildraggers demand more piloting skill, flying one well is a sign of a good pilot. If you want to fly a warbird, antique or a modern airplane with conventional gear, this book tells you how in a simple, clearly illustrated manner. It begins with the theory and dynamics of a tail wheel airplane, then describes the piloting techniques needed to safely fly a taildragger. The book concludes with a fascinating collection of stories about what it is like to fly some of the common and not so common airplanes with conventional gear...stories by old hands that otherwise could only be found in a good session of hangar flying.

Taildragger Tactics

Author: Sparky Imeson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781880568705
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book deals with flying the conventional gear airplane in a safe and pleasurable manner. It covers every aspect of taildragger operation from aerodynamics maintenance and preflight, to normal operations, to operations in unusual or adverse conditions. Many photos and drawings show a pilots perspective from the cockpit of various maneuvers. As the author's experience is in back country and mountain flying, this is an excellent book for those whose taildragger operations will likely include bush type flying.

Emergency Maneuver Training

Author: Rich Stowell
Publisher: Rich Stowell, Master CFI-A
ISBN: 9781879425927
Format: PDF, Docs
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Emergency Maneuver Training is a textbook for emergency maneuvers and other unusual attitude training programs as well as a source book for independent study. It explains the EMT (Emergency Maneuver Training) Program developed by the author and taught to acclaim throughout the USA. The book--enhanced by 115 illustrations--helps pilots develop an integrated understanding of the direct effects of airplane controls when applied individually and in combination; of human factors and variables introduced into the flight process by pilots; and of proper pilot procedures to remedy difficult situations encountered in flight.

Aerobatics

Author: Neil Williams
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847977820
Format: PDF, ePub
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Acclaimed worldwide as the most detailed and knowledgeable text about Aerobatics, this book takes the pilot from the basic manoeuvres step by step through to the exacting standards required at World Championship level. Primarily for pilots, the book also makes light reading for enthusiasts and spectators.

Contact Flying

Author: Jim Dulin
Publisher: Contact Flying
ISBN: 9780615209838
Format: PDF, ePub
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Unlike conventional aviation authors and instructors I do not teach primary flying, crop dusting, pipeline patrol flying, bush flying, helicopter medical evacuation flying, and air to ground gunnery using instruments inside the aircraft as the primary situational awareness tool. Rather I teach Dutch rolls, slow flight and stalls over the runway, the energy management turns, use of ground effect on all takeoffs, the brisk walk apparent rate of closure approach, hover taxi in fixed wing aircraft, and low level low power mountain flying using sights, sounds, smells, and kinetics. Sight is used 99.9% of the time looking at the ground. Airspeed, nor any other instrument is used in takeoff or landing. This text teaches the art of flying in the old style at low level using ground references. Its author has over sixteen thousand hours of flying Army helicopters, crop dusters, and pipeline patrol airplanes at three feet to five hundred feet above ground level.

AIRCRAFT PARTNERSHIP

Author: Geza Szurovy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071628129
Format: PDF
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Aircraft Partnerships is the only complete guide to the most affordable means of owning your own planeÑco-ownership. Packed with detailed information on everything from figuring the costs, to picking the right partner(s) and the right plane, to sorting out legal and practical issues, this book is an inspiration to those who would balk at the expense of sole ownership, but yearn to have wings of their own. Complete with case studies of actual partnerships.