Taildragger Tactics

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Part# 13-04050
MFR Model# 0674-MTF-B


Taildraggers are not harder to fly than tricycle-gear airplanes; they are different. Once the differences are mastered, the pilot has no more trouble operating the taildragger than the tricycle gear, despite the fact the taildragger has stricter limitations concerning crosswind operations.

The book has been structured to allow one to read from the beginning to the end much like a novel. Each chapter builds and expands upon information that was presented in the previous chapter; however, each chapter is also self-contained to allow one to read only the chapters desired.

Flying a taildragger requires knowledge and skill. The knowledge is imparted in this book. The skill is something that must be developed in the airplane.
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  • Publisher: Aurora Publications
  • Copyright Date: 2004
  • Pages: 274
  • Binding: Paperback


  • Table of Contents:
  • Aerodynamic Forces
  • Starting
  • Taxiing
  • Run-up
  • Takeoff
  • Cruise
  • Descent/Traffic Pattern
  • Landing
  • Tie-Down
  • Crosswind Operations
  • Cold Weather Operations
  • Regulations


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This is a great book, with a lot of content that applies equally to taildraggers and to tricycle gear aircraft. Ive read a lot of flying books, but much of what is in this book Ive not seen anywhere else. I think its a great and thought provoking read.

Michael V
April 16, 2020


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