Somewhere to take dual in a vintage airplane?

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M. Essaie
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Somewhere to take dual in a vintage airplane?

#1 Post by M. Essaie » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:53 am

I'd like to take a little instruction - Tiger Moth, Stearman, Waco, Harvard - anything of that ilk. Locations? Experiences?
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Re: Somewhere to take dual in a vintage airplane?

#2 Post by Scout44 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:24 pm

I don't have first hand experience with either organization, but both offer dual (or used to) on types you mentioned:

http://www.ch2a.ca/

https://harvards.com/
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Re: Somewhere to take dual in a vintage airplane?

#3 Post by cgzro » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:49 pm

Do a bunch of Decathlon then Cub before a Moth or Harvard, make it much easier and more productive. Moth is a lot like a Cub.
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Re: Somewhere to take dual in a vintage airplane?

#4 Post by JasonE » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:39 pm

I learned tailwheel in a Cub...fun little plane. Put 2 hours on it tonight! Get some decent tailwheel time before you plan to step into something larger or more complex, that's what I'm working on now. If there's a gliding club near you, go fly them as well! Gliders will definitely teach you good stick and rudder skills.
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#5 Post by cgzro » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:28 am

If you can fly a Cub from the rear seat with somebody blocking the front view then you we well on your way to being able to fly some of the vintage aircraft like the Moth. Likewise doing a bunch of circuits in a Pitts before jumping into a Harvard would save you a lot of money as they are 1/3 the operating cost and you can do way more circuits per hour in a Pitts so the cost per landing would be way lower.
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Re: Somewhere to take dual in a vintage airplane?

#6 Post by dashx » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:28 pm

If you are in Ontario here is one to try:

http://www.classicaircraft.ca/
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