If you have already learned how to fly an airplane and obtained your pilot’s license, you may be wondering what’s next. Treasure Coast Motorgliding (TCMG) located in sunny Florida, is pleased to provide tailwheel training courses for those looking for additional flight training services and the next step in their aviation career.
Tailwheel aircraft have conventional landing gear or tailwheel landing gear with a small wheel supporting the tail and two main wheels supporting the front of the craft. TCMG uses a 1948 Luscombe 8E for this type of training – An airplane powered by an 85HP engine pushing it along at 110 MPH at 2300 RPM which represents about 65% available power.
Taking a tailwheel training course allows you to experience what flying was like in some of it's earliest forms. The valuable skills acuired during this training positively transfer into flying other aircrafts. In our course, you will learn to master takeoffs and landings on normal runways and grass. You will also be exposed to various wind conditions which develop your confidence in flying in this type of conditions.
Our tailwheel training course typically takes eight hours to complete and you will receive a tailwheel endorsement after the course is successfully completed.
TCMG courses are designed to let students learn and progress as fast as they are able according to their skill level. We strive to provide affordable efficient training to all our clients.
The training techniques used are designed to emphasize using natural external references where aircraft instruments are secondary support.
Julian - This Luscombe 8E is truly a wonderful aircraft. Not only is it fun to fly , the airmanship shills developed in learning to fly it have been indispensable going forward