Aug 2012 Andy Heins: 8 Random things I love about my taildragger
Can it be? Another guy who loves his taildragger? You bet! Thanks to Andy Heins for sending in his 8 random things he loves above his Waco. Andy Heins is based at Moraine Airpark, Dayton, Ohio where we had our 2010 and 2011 Lady Taildraggers Fly-in and flies aÂ 1935 Waco YKC-S. This is one incredible Waco and everything he says is 110% true. I wish I had a picture of the roll down windows he mentions – I did a double-take when I saw those windows a couple years ago when Andy took me around the patch.
#1Â It’s a biplane!
#2Â It has a radial engine that drips oil everywhere, smokes when started, and sounds cool.
#3Â The windows roll down!
#4Â It has big steering wheels!
#5Â I can carry 4 people, full fuel, and a huge amount of luggage/tents/sleeping bags and still get in and out short.
#6Â It has a lot of pump appeal.
#7Â It has a tremendous “zoom” factor when doing a fly-by!
#8Â Never had anyone not enjoy a ride!
Cynthia FlorsheimPosted at 22:48h, 12 January
Those sure are great reasons to love your traildragger.
ChrissyPosted at 09:45h, 01 September
And when he does a fly-by you can see the excitement on Andy’s face as he looks like he’s about to start chewing on the steering wheel! Yes, this is a super fun plane with a super fun pilot 🙂 WHEE