ASA Notes on the Tailwheel Checkout & an Introduction to Ski Flying
In the northern latitudes, many pilots fly a tailwheel in the summer and then put the same airplane on skis in the winter... an initial tailwheel checkout is often followed up with a ski checkout. Author Burke Mees (Notes of a Seaplane Instructor) covers the basics in that order for both of these checkouts, along with valuable commentary on the finer points.
This new book is meant to be useful not only to the beginner first making this transition, but also to provide relevant observations to the pilot or instructor already flying these kinds of airplanes. The author's two decades of experience in flying and flight instructing in tailwheel airplanes and skiplanes make this book an effective contribution on this subject matter.
Also covered are advanced topics such as flying multi-engine tailwheel airplanes and ski-flying on glaciers. The author anticipates and preemptively addresses questions and difficulties experienced by the average student, and provides insights about the learning process that will help prepare students for flight training in these airplanes.
Softcover, 7-1/4" x 9", 112 pages.