Complete Tailwheel Training Package: $1,680
This price includes:
- 10 hours of flight instruction in a Super Decathlon
- 3 hours of personalized 1-on-1 ground instruction
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English
- Must hold a Private Pilot License
- Hold at least a current third-class FAA medical certificate
The package includes everything that is required to earn your tailwheel endorsement – all in one package price. With US Sport Flight Academy’s tailwheel training program you can not only earn your endorsement, you can also do it for a fraction of the cost of other tailwheel training programs.
All flights will be in our Super Decathlon, a two-seat fixed conventional gear light airplane designed for flight training and personal use including aerobatics. The Decathlon is a more powerful and stronger complement to the American Champion Citabria line of aircraft.
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Customize Your Training!
For most students, the Complete Tailwheel Training Package is the best, easiest, and most affordable way to get your endorsement. However, one size doesn’t fit all! We know everyone has distinctive needs and difficult schedules, so you can train at your own pace. Completion time varies based on how often you train, how quickly you learn, how well you study, etc. We recommend you schedule at least two sessions per week in order to make steady progress and complete the program in fewer hours.
While there are no specific hour requirements for earning your tailwheel endorsement, typically most pilots will require about 10 hours of flight training to reach the proficiency required to be proficient in the operation of a tailwheel airplane.
With our talented flight instructors, a tailwheel endorsement can be accomplished in a long weekend with an accelerated training schedule!
You also have the option of training in our Xtreme Decathlon, a two-seat fixed conventional gear light airplane designed for flight training and personal use. Capable of sustaining aerobatic stresses between +6g and -5g with a 30% greater roll rate than the Super Decathlon, it is also a highly capable aerobatic airplane. The Decathlon is a more powerful and stronger complement to the American Champion Citabria line of aircraft.
We will tailor your training program to your specific individual needs, no matter what your situation is… we guarantee it!
As always, US Sport Flight Academy will never trouble you with hidden fees or fuel surcharges. With flexible scheduling and experienced flight instructor staff and specialists, USSFA ensures you the best flight training experience possible for prices that won’t break the bank.
Why get your Tailwheel Endorsement?
No matter what you fly, a tail wheel endorsement is an exciting way to broaden your experience and enhance your flying skill. US Sport Flight Academy’s tail wheel training is a fun and stimulating way to become a better and safer pilot. With our talented flight instructors, a tail wheel endorsement can be accomplished in a long weekend with an accelerated training schedule!
Tail wheel pilots develop a better understanding and improved skills for coping with crosswinds during takeoff and landing in any aircraft. There is a real art to flying a taildragger – and because they are so unforgiving, learning to fly them will force you to become a better pilot. Taxiing, taking off, and landing in a taildragger require skills that are simply not developed by flying the now standard tricycle-geared aircraft.
What are the FAA Training Requirements for the Tailwheel Endorsement?
14 CFR 61.31(i):
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (i)(2) of this section, no person may act as pilot in command of a tailwheel airplane unless that person has received and logged flight training from an authorized instructor in a tailwheel airplane and received an endorsement in the person’s logbook from an authorized instructor who found the person proficient in the operation of a tailwheel airplane. 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.
(2) The training and endorsement required by paragraph (i)(1) of this section is not required if the person logged pilot-in-command time in a tailwheel airplane before April 15, 1991.