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Seaworthy
02-26-2009, 02:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=eamnTyfkUBY&eurl=http://tailspinstales.blogspot.com/2009/02/taming-taildragging-dragon-lady.html&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ELjCkG4Gl0&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ePs3WAbVkc&feature=related

oldbaldguy
02-26-2009, 06:25 PM
Seems to me the Fly Force ought to buy some SCs so these guys can learn how to land. Be a whole lot cheaper than repairing all those operational airframes.

CptKelly
02-26-2009, 07:34 PM
Shoot, no wonder they scrapped the U-2 program, all of them were scrap.

Seems tailwheel training might be in order....

Mike

mvivion
02-26-2009, 08:22 PM
There are still U-2's flying today. The program hasn't been scrapped. The new airplanes are bigger versions of the original.

I was told by a guy who flew U-2s that they are a snaky airplane to land. He is an accomplished tailwheel pilot, with lots of hours in some challenging airplanes, and he noted that the U-2 was one of the most difficult tailwheel airplanes he'd ever flown to land.

MTV

scubber
02-26-2009, 08:25 PM
Watching the "maneuvers" in the first film brought me right back to a farm kid in the early 60's. His dad put him in the front and said . . it's time you learned to do this. "Just . . remember . . keep it straight." He (the kid) had BIG EYES during several adventures in that pasture. Dad was a patient man . . and very good with his feet. He saved it every time.
Thanks Dad.
Larry C.

Iflylower
02-27-2009, 01:13 AM
Holy (*&#$!! Are we paying for that to continue!!?? It'll be scrapped soon if all the planes are destroyed. The vids number 2 & 3 gave me more confidence in the piloting going on in that program.

I'll say it looks like landing a sail plane. I bet wind makes a big difference to an aggressive stick. Navy pilots need not apply :lol: (I'm not military, but I fly with those who do/are/been. BTW, I like Navy pilots and if Clinton was hiring, I would like to have been one.)

Rookie
02-27-2009, 02:08 AM
The name of the web site shown at the end of that first, freezetheyoke.com (didn't work for me), reminds me that my tailwheel instructor told me to keep those ailerons steady, and use my damn feet. Looks like it takes a lot more than that to get one of those monsters down.