I travelled this path recently (from PPSEL,G without TW experience to safe but still learning RV-6 driver). You are on the right track seeking training and taking your time. The posts below summarize my experience and suggestions. Donít hesitate to get A TW checkout in a more trainer-like plane (Cub, Champ, Citibria, etc) and then transition to the RV. Worked well for me (YMMV).
Sorry I canít help with suggestions for instruction in NC, but Jan Bussell in Florida has earned great recommendations. I used Bruce Bohannon near Houston (excellent). Others will provide suggestions no doubt.
Be safe, I predict youíre going to have a lot of fun!!
Originally Posted by Kooshball
At some point in the next 6-18 months I will buy an RV6 or RV7 and I would like to start planning my training accordingly. I am a glider and ASEL private pilot and will need a tailwheel endorsement as well as transition training. I am under the impression that the more time the better from a safety and insurance perspective so I am not in a hurry but donít mind starting the training now.
Are there any tailwheel instructors in the NC area that would teach in an RV? Iím guessing not, and if thatís the case is there a preferred plane to use for tailwheel training that is most similar to an RV?
Thx and Iím looking forward to the journey!