Tailwheel endorsement near Austin

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  1. pit2atx

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    All - I'm looking to get my tailwheel endorsement in the Austin area. Does anyone know of any schools or CFI's with a taildragger to get this accomplished within 30 min drive of Austin? (off-peak traffic times :cool:)
     
  2. Lowflynjack

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    I only know one guy doing it in Taylor. Send me a PM and I'll get you in touch with him.
     
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    Aaron Dabney, http://www.masterthetailwheel.com/

    And don't sweat that he's up in Waco.... most instructors I know of are willing to make a short flight to link up with you.
     
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    I've heard good things about them, but they don't meet his 30 minute drive requirement.
     
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    Quality over convenience?
     
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    Agree, just stating what he originally said! That would add a lot of expense going from Austin to Waco and back though.
     
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    There may be a guy in Temple or Georgetown... and there may be an instructor in San Marcos as well.
     
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    Go to Texas State Aviation in San Marcos. They have a Citabria with an upgraded engine and two very good tailwheel instructors (George and Erik, the owner).
     
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    I've heard good things about George in San Marcos. I know Tres, did a photo shoot with him, and he's a great pilot. If the OP still wants someone within a 30 minute drive, depending on what part of Austin he's in, San Marcos may work. Burnett, Waco, & Temple won't.