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Old 04-25-2009, 11:31 AM
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Default RE: After your trainer, how long did it take you to fly a war bird?

Hello HNFLYER, I started flying mine the second season. However, it depends of what type of Warbird you are talking about. I have a T-28 which is a low wing with a trike, some are taildraggers and etc. So to be honest it depends on what you have flown and your experience. A tail dragger requires you to be on the elevator to keep it from going nose in while taxing down the runway. While in the air now the warbirds drop a lot quicker out of the sky. You really don't have that trainer high wing dihedral there to help your plane float. They are a lot more work on the ground and in the air.

I think it's going to be pretty much on how you feel about your skills and if you aren't sure ask the people who you fly with what they think about your skills and if you could handle a warbird. Just MHO.