Earn a Tailwheel Endorsement
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To act as a pilot-in-command (PIC) in a tailwheel airplane, you must have received a one-time endorsement from a tailwheel instructor. The Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) outlines training areas in section
61.31(i) The flight training must include at least the following maneuvers and procedures:
(i) Normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings;
(ii) Wheel landings (unless the manufacturer has recommended against such landings); and
(iii) Go-around procedures.
The actual amount of flight time required to accomplish the above varies between pilots. The most challenging part with a tailwheel airplane is the landings. And therefore, a big portion of the training is dedicated to landings. Pilots are usually ready to solo somewhere between 20-40 landings, which translates into 5-10 hours of dual.
Upon completion, Advisory Circular (AC) 61-65E outlines a recommended wording to take place in your logbook:
“I certify that (Pilot’s Name), (Pilot’s Certificate), (Pilot’s Certificate Number), has received the required training of section 61.31(i) in a (make and model tailwheel airplane). I have determined that he/she is proficient in the operation of a tailwheel airplane.”