Building Time in a Taildragger

A professional pilot's stick and rudder skills typically derogate over time and a taildragger is one of the most cost effective ways to keep those skills sharp.

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In this week’s episode of V1 Rotate, Sam Weigel takes a break from the Boeing 737 to show off his newest acquisition, a freshly restored 1946 Stinson 108 taildragger. Recounting his journey from training in “boring” airplanes to being introduced to the Piper J-3 Cub (“The world’s worst airplane for every mission but one…”) to owning several tailwheel aircraft, Weigel explains how these classic airplanes are still relevant today to the new or aspiring professional pilot.

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