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Pilot Bucket List: Stearman Backseat Checkout – Warbird Training

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There are over a dozen TailWheel Flying videos already published,
but these ones are key to understand why landing the Stearman on pavement is scary:

Understanding the “Ground Loop”:
https://youtu.be/U0YUxsntZWE

Wheel Landing VS 3 Pointers:
https://youtu.be/ob75R0y-obc

Big thanks to Dennis for sharing is beautiful 1942 Stearman to get this series really going:

Stearman intro flight part 1:
https://youtu.be/OM99aiK5Zls

Stearman intro flight part 2:
https://youtu.be/_Auz20sHZ6Q

Stearman STALL recognition – SHORT field LANDING:
https://youtu.be/fYPWKGmlXA4

Stearman energy management / power off approaches:
https://youtu.be/2GTf-DXK414

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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

My virtual “ride-along” flying videos are aimed and sharing my experiences and giving back to the aviation community which has been so helpful to me. I shoot multi-camera angles, get detailed real time instrument panel shots, and have radio intercom audio. I respect people’s time, so I put a fair bit of work into editing to keep the videos concise and engaging; I add animations and further graphics and voice overs where needed to add context and explanations.

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I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share.

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