Originally Posted by RV9A Bill
Because some of of us are not skilled in the art of flying a tail wheel aircraft, but in our unskilled way still flying RV aircraft.
I had to laugh when I read this. Yesterday I let my father-in-law try and land my -9. While he is a long time pilot, he has zero tailwheel time.
It was a humbling experience for him but he is convinced that with a few hours of training, he will have it nailed. (I would have to agree with him.)
Don't let the tailwheel thing frighten you. It takes us all about 10 hours +/- to learn to land a tricycle gear airplane and about 10 hours +/- to learn how to handle a taildragger and who among us couldn't use another 10 hours of training?
If someone wants a taildragger, then by all means buy, build, or modify your plane into one.
Here is a little secret about taildraggers, with almost 1,000 hours of tailwheel time, I can assure it doesn't take a superman to fly one.