I don't know much about it, someone from Rockcliffe had said that to me a while back, maybe they meant on a different plane, I don't. In any case it would be in the distant future if it did happen, but more than likely mis-understood, my apologies if that turns out to be the case.robertsailor1 wrote:Floats on a Decathlon...I doubt it, a Citabria maybe!
I brought the Super Decathlon over to Rockcliffe from Nixon (CNX8) on 14 April, as soon as the import process was completed. My first time at Nixon, 1800' grass strip near Brantford. Nice place, the grass was great for a few practise circuits before the 3 hour flight back to Ottawa.KK7 wrote:I think you're right about it being the super decathlon.
It's a cute little 2002 Super Decathlon, C-GKXD. A very easy aeroplane to 3-point, quite docile for a tailwheel aeroplane. It's tied down beside the clubhouse waiting for space to open up in the hangar. It really should be stored indoors.
None of the full-time instructors had much tailwheel PIC time, especially backseat PIC time, so I've been taking a few of them up. We should also have some aerobatic instructors current on it soon. The recent weather has caused a few cancellations and delays.
I'll be running the tailwheel training programme initially, and Mark Braithwaite will be running the aerobatics programme. It should be fun for everyone. The Club was hoping to get the paperwork finished and have the aircraft ready to start tailwheel and aerobatic training on 01 May. Simon (CFI) will have the latest word on when things can officially get underway.
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Putting the Super Decathlon on floats? Yes, I heard the same thing last week .... from another instructor!Soupy wrote:I don't know much about it, someone from Rockcliffe had said that to me a while back,
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Yeah I'll do a checkout if there is a need. It will depend on the field conditions as I'm on a grass runway. There are lots of airports around for the actual training but I'll need to get in/out of my home strip. I'll be putting my skis on once we have the conditions for it.
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I just finished building my Bearhawk 4-place and I need a tailwheel refresher.
I’ve about 1k hours, but only 30 TW over the last 20years.
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