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tail-wheel rating

Post by martins » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:55 pm

hi all,

I know this topic has been discussed on this forum before, I was just hoping to get the latest information - anyone doing tailwheel ratings in Dublin area (1 hour drive distance?) I wouldn't like to go to NFC for this, it is my understanding that Navan's cub is out of service for next couple of months, anyone else doing it? EINC don't have taildraggers anymore

also - is it just a signoff in the log book or do I have to send some paperwork to IAA and pay them 3 digit figures again for a piece of paper?

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Re: tail-wheel rating

Post by xpro » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:26 am

Just a sign off. I never had to get any addons by the IAA. Sign of is mostly an insurance requirement that your are competent to fly one.

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Post by mark » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:36 pm

As xpro says it's just a signoff. It is generally referred to as a 'rating' which implies something is added to your licence, but it's just a logbook endorsement by the instructor. Also there is no minimum specified. I have signed students off from 3 to 11 hours depending on their experience but I would say 5 is around the average. (The 11 hour student was in his own aircraft so he was in no rush to get signed off in minimum hours and the aircraft had some 'interesting' design features!)

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Re: tail-wheel rating

Post by martins » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:58 am

thanks all,

Mark is this something you still do and would you be happy to provide this training for me? Where are you based?

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Re: tail-wheel rating

Post by mark » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:02 pm

Hi martin,

I'm working in the UK at the moment and while I'm over and back quite a bit I'm not sure if I could provide you with the continuity you're looking for. If you're stuck and you can find a suitable aircraft I'll see if I can help you out.

What do you plan on flying when you have you're training complete?

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Re: tail-wheel rating

Post by martins » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:00 pm

well ultimately I'm going after CPL/ME/IR, so hopefully a Boeing :)

jokes aside, I just want to do it for fun, see what it's all about. It would be a nice thing to have handy in case after my CPL I'm stuck looking for work and a cheap share into something fun suddenly becomes available..

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Re: tail-wheel rating

Post by mark » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:18 am

martins wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:00 pm
well ultimately I'm going after CPL/ME/IR, so hopefully a Boeing :)
I can give you instruction in that too, well a 737 anyway :D Let me know if you can't find anywhere for the tailwheel training.

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Re: tail-wheel rating

Post by martins » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:34 pm

Thanks, I'll probably wait for Navan's cub to be back in order.. at least they would let me rent it from them afterwards, or so I hope..

now where do we find someone who'd be willing to lend us their 737 for a couple of circuits? :D

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Re: tail-wheel rating

Post by OnTheNumbers » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:22 pm

Navan would be a good spot as they have a lot of tailwheel experience there.

As for 737 circuits and bumps, you could always support the gang in Atlantic Airventure !! Lovely bunch of people down there doing great working inspiring the next generations
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