Tailwheel flight training

In this era dominated by tricycle landing gears on airplanes, the typical pilot never flies a tailwheel aircraft. But it’s still a valuable skill to learn, not only to experience aviation’s heritage, but also to improve one’s stick and rudder skills.

A modified Piper J3C-65 Cub (G-BPCF, built 1940), of O’Brien’s Flying Circus Stunt Team, displays at the Cotswold Air Show at Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Gloucestershire, England. This aircraft later landed on a trailer towed by a van, and then took off again while the trailer was still being towed. Photographed by Adrian Pingstone and posted on wikimedia.org in the public domain.

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