Learning to land when you can't see ahead! - WarBird Training - Boeing Stearman





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Published on Apr 30, 2015

It's a whole new experience landing when your forward view is totally obstructed!
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NOTE: this flight was EDITED down from over an hour to under 15 minutes; Thus, there are missing details and possible lost context.
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Here are the direct links to some other Tail Wheel Flying videos that I've done,
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1st solo in the Super Cub
(Great illustration of trim usage, and my WORST landing is also in this video)


Wheel Landing on pavement


Ski Flying:


Upset Recovery and Spin Training - Bellanca Citabria


Flying a Tail Dragger - Tip #3 - Taxi + Run-up + Take-Off - Shoes Matter!


Super Cub - Finding Zen - Grass Strip - Tail Wheel Flying - Short Field Landing practice

I am a "weekend warrior" private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience - I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve.... Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share. Feedback is invited; however, please keep it positive.


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