Tailwheel Transition Training

 

Many exciting, antique airplanes have conventional landing gear...tailwheels.  Start your tailwheel adventures in a Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser, a classic tailwheel trainer.

 

Most tailwheel endorsements take between 5 and 10 hours of instruction with an emphasis on three point and wheel landings.  

 

GreyCat Aviation tailwheel training is flown in a 1941 Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser based at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG) using the many uncontrolled fields in the local area.

 

We will be happy to meet you at other Hampton Roads area airports for personalized tailwheel instruction.  

 

 

 

Requirements

- Sport Pilot, or single engine Private Pilot, CPL or ATP. 

- A current FAA medical is not required for dual instruction.

- FAA written and practical tests are not required.

- Maximum student weight - 245 lbs

 

Cost

- Piper J-5A   - $135/hr at KPVG

                      - $150/hr plus ferry costs at other Hampton Roads airports

- Ground Instruction  - $65/hr

- Flight Instruction     - $65/hr

 

 
Tailwheel rental, training and endorsement in a Piper Cub Cruiser.

Regulations

FAR 61.31(i) Additional training required for operating tailwheel airplanes.

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (i)(2) of this section, no person may act as pilot in command of a tailwheel airplane unless that person has received and logged flight training from an authorized instructor in a tailwheel airplane and received an endorsement in the person's logbook from an authorized instructor who found the person proficient in the operation of a tailwheel airplane. The flight training must include at least the following maneuvers and procedures:

(i)   Normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings;

(ii)  Wheel landings (unless the manufacturer has recommended against such landings); and

(iii) Go-around procedures.

(2) The training and endorsement required by paragraph (i)(1) of this section is not required if the person logged pilot-in-command time in a tailwheel airplane before April 15, 1991.

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Stearman Transition Training

 

Fly the iconic Boeing PT-17 Stearman, used throughout the world to train young men and women in their first steps in military aviation.

 

Greycat Aviation offers lessons in a 1943 Stearman equipped with a 275hp Jacobs engine and controllable pitch propeller.  Whether your goal is to experience a Stearman flight or become a proficient Stearman owner (stock engine or otherwise), N170BW is well suited to your needs. 

 

 

 

Requirements

- Sport Pilot, or single engine Private Pilot, CPL or ATP. 

- A current FAA medical is not required for dual instruction.

- FAA written and practical tests are not required.

- Maximum student weight - 245 lbs

 

Cost

- Boeing PT-17   - $285/hr at KPVG

                           - $325/hr plus ferry costs at other Hampton

                                            Roads airports 

- Ground Instruction  - $65/hr

- Flight Instruction     - $65/hr