Tailwheel Endorsement

Having a Tailwheel Endorsement significantly increases your proficiency with stick-and-rudder skills, while gaining access to a variety of aircraft models. Expand your aviation adventures to areas you would not otherwise be able to access without a Tailwheel Endorsement.

Tailwheel Endorsement Requirements

CERTIFICATE

PRIVATE OR COMMMERCIAL

17

YEARS OF AGE

3RD CLASS

     FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

ENGLISH

READ, SPEAK, WRITE, & UNDERSTAND

What Will I Learn?

Ground Knowledge:

Learn to Safely Operate a Tailwheel Aircraft

Learn to Taxi a Tailwheel Aircract

Take-off and Land a Tailwheel Aircraft

Ground Loop Discussion

Review of Tailwheel-type Landing Gear

Flight Experience:

Learn Normal and Crosswind Takeoffs and Landings

Go-Around Procedures

Learn to Perform Three Point Landings

Wheel Landings

Grass Landings (seasonal)

TRAINING BREAKDOWN

GROUND TRAINING

Your instructor will cover the fundamental knowledge required to safely operate a complex aircraft equipped with retractable landing gear, a constant speed propeller, and flaps. After this ground training, you will understand the theory and operation of complex aircraft systems.

FLIGHT TRAINING

Your training will focus on taxiing, takeoffs, and landings. There are several grass landing strips in the surrounding area that are great for tailwheel training. You will perform these multiple landings in VFA’s Bellanca Citabria 7KCAB.

INSTRUCTOR ENDORSEMENT

Once your instructor is satisfied with your knowledge, decision making, and flying skills, you will given a tailwheel endorsement.

THE VFA DIFFERENCE

ADVANCED FLEET

With the largest and most advanced rental fleet in the state, VFA has the right aircraft for you. All of our aircraft are maintained to the highest standards by our in-house maintenance department.

PASSIONATE STAFF

VFA has a diverse group of passionate and knowledgeable instructors here to help you achieve your goals. No matter your learning style, we have the right instructor for you.

AVIATION COMMUNITY

When you join us at VFA, you join a passionate community dedicated to furthering aviation education in Vermont. Every lesson you take at VFA helps to contribute to providing flights to underprivileged children in Vermont.

FAQ

How long will it take to earn my tailwheel endorsement?

The amount of training required to obtain the endorsement can vary greatly from person to person. Generally most people get their endorsement after 7 to 10 hours of training.

What can I do once I have my tailwheel endorsement?

With a tailwheel endorsement, you are qualified to fly airplanes that have conventional landing gear, versus tricycle type gear.

Once I get my tailwheel endorsement, what do I have to do to keep it current?

There is no expiration date or currency requirement associated with a tailwheel endorsement. However, in order to fly passengers, you must have made at least 3 takeoff and landings, to a full stop within the preceding 90 days.

What will my tailwheel training involve?

Your training will focus on taxiing, takeoffs, and landings. There are several grass landing strips in the surrounding area that are great for tailwheel training.

What type of aircraft will I be flying for my tailwheel endorsement?

Vermont Flight Academy uses a Bellanca Citabria 7KCAB for all tailwheel training.

General Information

HOURS:

Monday - Friday | 8AM - 5PM

Saturday | 9AM - 4PM

Sunday | 9AM - 3PM

* Hours are subject change.

PHONE:

802.863.5988

EMAIL :

office@flyvfa.org

LOCATION:

355 Valley Road
South Burlington, VT 05403

Vermont Flight Academy