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Plane & Pilot Video Of The Week: Taildragger Pilot Doesn’t Need No Stinking Tailwheel!

When you’re good, you’re good, and this pilot’s skills are amazing.

Screencap of a taildragger flying without a tailwheel.
Screencap of a taildragger flying without a tailwheel.
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We weren’t sure what we were watching when we first saw this video pop up. Afterward, we weren’t sure we’d really seen what we thought we had! What a treat. The event is the ArkanSTOL get together from last week. In this video Hal Stockman, clearly a really talented pilot, does two touch AND TURN  go (is that a thing?) on a grass strip in his Rans S-7 kit plane without ever once touching the tailwheel. Talk about chops.

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