Just published is “Notes on the Tailwheel Checkout and an Introduction to Ski Flying,” which covers the basics for both the tailwheel and ski plane ratings.
Author Burke Mees provides commentary on the finer points of flying these special types of aircraft, and insights about the learning process that will help prepare students for flight training in these airplanes, according to the publisher.
In the northern latitudes, an initial tailwheel checkout is often followed up with a ski checkout because many pilots fly a tailwheel in the summer and then put the same airplane on skis in the winter.
In this book, the author’s two decades of experience flying and flight instructing in tailwheel airplanes and skiplanes proves useful not only to the beginner making this transition, but also to the pilot or instructor already flying them, according to the publisher.
Also covered are advanced topics such as flying multi-engine tailwheel airplanes and ski-flying on glaciers.