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Old 01-16-2020, 04:37 PM
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Default Taildrager training needed.

I live near Amarillo, but would consider training in the DFW and Tyler areas too. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:44 PM
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If you can go south to Houston Bruce Bohannon is outstanding.
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:53 PM
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I live near Amarillo, but would consider training in the DFW and Tyler areas too. Any recommendations?
I know at least 3 CFIs who will train you in your RV in the DFW area. If it's just any taildragger then there are a few more from Denton to McKinney down to Midlothian, all around DFW.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:45 AM
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If you can go south to Houston Bruce Bohannon is outstanding.
Couldn't agree more. Did my RV-8 transition training with Bruce, excellent instructor.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:30 PM
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I am still building the RV so the training can't be done in mine.

I want to get the taildragger endorsement so I can decide whether to build it as a tricycle-gear or taildragger.

My first concern is safety, and the second is insurance costs.

Jack
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:26 PM
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I am still building the RV so the training can't be done in mine.

I want to get the taildragger endorsement so I can decide whether to build it as a tricycle-gear or taildragger.

My first concern is safety, and the second is insurance costs.

Jack
What model RV are you building that you have the option to build it either tail dragger or nose dragger?
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:13 PM
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I'm building an RV6 and about to start on electrical and instrumentation. No engine yet. I've thought about converting it to a tricycle gear version.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:19 PM
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If by safety you mean, will I die?, there?s probably no difference.
For insurance costs, call a broker and ask. Be sure you?re sitting down.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:22 PM
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I would check with an insurance broker first. They can give you information on cost and on required training and time in type. Gallagher is in TX and very familiar with Vans aircraft taildraggers. They advertise on this site, so give them a call.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:30 PM
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It's not that bad is it? a couple of years ago when I started thinking about building an RV, Falcon quoted me $500 a year more for a 7 versus a 7A, and I have less than 25 hours of tailwheel time.

They said that the difference would get smaller as I built tailwheel time, so that's the direction I'm leaning, just for the fun factor.
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