Just need a refresher on tailwheel stuff. Around 100 hours in DC-3's (early 80's), and a few hours in a Legend Cub a couple years ago. My real checkout will be in my plane with the factory test pilot.You need some Pitts S-2 time with Budd Davidson or Steve Wolfe. You need to learn how to land a brick if you are going to fly that plane of yours. Decathalon time isn't the same thing.
That was Marcair. Looks like they have since moved down the road to the Alliance airport. As far as I know, they still offer tailwheel training in Citabrias. I don't know as much about them, but they have been around for a good while.I think I recall the flight school at Northwest Regional Airport (Roanoke) having a Citabria on its flightline.
(of course, It was a few years ago and I may be mistaken)
Looks like I'll be working with a real nice lady (Joy) at Texas Taildraggers. Back seat in a Citabria. Had a good conversation with Joy on the phone this morning, and she put me on her schedule. Looking forward to it.Myron:
If you get tailwheel-current in a Citabria or a Decathlon, fly from the back seat with an instructor up front who blocks most of your forward view, and fly downwind at 110 MPH, base at 100, and final at 90. Getting accustomed to the limited forward view and closer-to-typical pattern speeds is just as important as reminding you feet what the pedals are for.