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Old 01-18-2020, 12:17 AM
bspellerin bspellerin is offline
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Location: Midlothian, TX
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Originally Posted by JackW794 View Post
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.

Bruce Bohannon is a one stop shop for your needs, I purchased my RV-8 without any tailwheel time at all. My insurance required 10 hrs. in an RV-8 before I could fly it. First day consisted of tailwheel training in his Legend Cub (really fun to fly), followed by 3 days in his fully duel controlled RV-8. So, in 4 days I got my tailwheel endorsement as well as the required time in the RV-8 to satisfy my insurance.

Bruce Bohannon (281) 889-8078.
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:04 AM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is offline
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Aviation insurance underwriters have gotten much more picky over the last couple of years, and rates have increased, especially for new customers. Make sure you check with an insurance broker before making any concrete decisions. I agree with others that Bruce Bohannon is a good choice for training if you end up needing it.
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Old 01-18-2020, 12:16 PM
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I highly recommend Bruce Bohannon. I was already tailwheel current but flew with him in the RV-8 before purchasing mine. He was a great instructor and fun to fly with. There are several airports near his field so you can get experience in different landing environments and different winds.
Sold -6A, flying an 8 & a C182RG. Donated for 2020.
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Old 01-18-2020, 12:16 PM
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You’re building an RV-6 so I suggest getting the training in an RV-6 because the insurance is going to want hours in the same RV-6. Training in the RV-8 where you can easily see over the glareshield isn’t going to be the same as in the RV-6 either. Contact your insurance broker.
RV-8 N52VM: OnSpeed Gen2 AOA-3D, Dynon D-180, Autopilot, Titan 0-360A1A, Hartzell C/S, INS-429 IFR & GPS496, WingX & Stratux for backup & ADS-B IN. Enjoying life while building an airpark with FREE campsite for pilots

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