Stick and rudder flying.
To be able to operate the aircraft that have what is known as a “conventional undercarriage”, or a configuration that includes a tailwheel rather than a nose wheel, you will need a Tailwheel Undercarriage Endorsement (TWU). Some of the aircraft that adopt a tailwheel undercarriage configuration includes a variety of sport and aerobatic aircraft, vintage aircraft and warbirds, bush planes, and utility aircraft. The majority of agricultural aircraft utilise tailwheels, making this endorsement a necessity if you want to include that as a career option.
As well as opening up a whole new world of available aircraft, a Tailwheel Undercarriage Endorsement is a great challenge and will improve your overall flying skills, especially landing and handling an aircraft on the ground. You will build far greater awareness of Centre of Gravity, slide-slipping and crosswind take-offs and landings. This Tailwheel Undercarriage Endorsement (TWU) course is designed to teach you all of the techniques and skills required to safely fly and handle an aircraft with a tailwheel. Training is conducted in our Super Decathlon 8KCAB aircraft, which is also great for Aerobatics.
To complete the Tailwheel Undercarriage Endorsement (TWU) course, you need to hold a valid pilot licence such as an RPL, PPL or CPL. Your orientation will include an introduction to the airport, airspace, aircraft fleet, LTF processes and policies, and our facilities.
The ground-based theory component includes detailed lessons on tailwheel behaviour, gyroscopic and torque reaction, and crosswind handling
Practical flight includes lessons on aircraft familiarisation and taxi procedures; normal, flapless, short-field and crosswind take-off and landings; three-point landings and two-point "Wheeler" landings; and bounce recovery and ground loop avoidance
Assessment flight with an instructor where you will demonstrate your performance of all manoeuvres learnt and trained during ground theory and practical flight training.
Safe & Seamless Training.
Every student pilot should enjoy flying. Learn To Fly is constantly creating resources to help students do just that. Not only modern aircraft, but also facilities, experienced instructors and curriculums to create magical learning experiences and make every moment of air time worth it.
Our GraduateInstructor - Summer Russell
“The Tailwheel Undercarriage Endorsement (TWU) in the Super Decathlon is a brand new course at LTF, and YOU could be our very first graduate! Chat to one of our flight training specialists today to get started.”