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Old 05-11-2018, 04:31 PM
SJordan SJordan is offline
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Default Tailwheel training around New York?

Does anyone know of a good place to get a tailwheel enforcement around the New York area?

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Old 05-11-2018, 05:01 PM
RV12JT RV12JT is offline
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I think they have a tail dragger at Andover NJ.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:09 PM
spatsch spatsch is offline
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Originally Posted by RV12JT View Post
I think they have a tail dragger at Andover NJ.
Yes can recommend Damian his place is called Andover Flight Academy itís at Aeroflex airport.

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Old 05-13-2018, 11:48 AM
Turbo69bird Turbo69bird is offline
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Depends where in NY
Great barrington mass isnít that far from areas in New York and they are awesome people and great school.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:55 AM
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They have tailwheel training at Andover Aeroflex (NJ). I have heard nothing but great things about Damien and their training program.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:30 AM
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I flew with Damian a few years ago and must be the one dissenting opinion. I did about 7 hours (one hour per trip out there) of training with him and never even got to wheel landings. Not sure I could tell you what the problem was but I am pretty sure I flew the plane the entire time I was in it. I found it very difficult to feel like I was learning anything from him when I couldn't get a lesson each weekend or twice a weekend. He would schedule me every 2-3 weeks and then we would have a weather day mixed in there from time to time. I believe I "trained" with him for 7 months and never did a single wheel landing. 7 months is almost as long as it took me to get my PPL! I found the whole process to be a tremendous waste of time. I DID like flying the Cub though so at least I got to log 7 hours in a J3.

I ended up going to Florida for a week of vacation and got my TW endorsement AND my transition training all in about a day and a half with Jan Bussell (sp?). Then I drove north to see my family for the rest of the week. I am now the happy owner of a beautiful RV-7 and have somewhere around 400 hours in it.
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