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Thread: New pilot and owner.

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    Default New pilot and owner.

    So I was in the right place at the right time and now own a Piper PA 20. Now I just need to learn how to fly it. Only instructor I know isnít tail dragged certified but said he always wanted to be so I said well now you have a plane to get certified in. My bride thinks I bumped my head.

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    Default Re: New pilot and owner.

    You did not say how many hour you have or if you have any time at all in a Tripacer. Wellcome to the group and tell us a little about yourself.

    Steve

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    Default Re: New pilot and owner.

    Welcome to the forum. As a new shortwing owner you will find this site invaluable.
    Transitioning to a TW depends in part on how comfortable you are with tricycle landings in gusty and crosswind conditions. The TW gear only adds a certain degree of difficulty to landing a plane in general. When I bought my first PA-20 I was 21 years old and probably had under 50 hours in my logbook and almost all of that in C-150’s. Even with that limited skill set my non instructor dad got me transitioned in about 5 hours or probably 50 touch and goes. (No FAA TW endorsement back then in the ‘70s). Tell us a bit more about your experience, details of your new plane, etc.
    Last edited by Brian; 03-31-2019 at 10:07 PM.
    Brian
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    Default Re: New pilot and owner.

    Where are you located, someone here may know of an instructor with tailwheel or even SWP qualified.
    "Progress is our most important problem"

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