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 a 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.

#1 It’s a biplane!

#2 It has a radial engine that drips oil everywhere, smokes when started, and sounds cool.

#3 The windows roll down!

#4 It has big steering wheels!

#5 I can carry 4 people, full fuel, and a huge amount of luggage/tents/sleeping bags and still get in and out short.

#6 It has a lot of pump appeal.

#7 It has a tremendous “zoom” factor when doing a fly-by!

#8 Never had anyone not enjoy a ride!



  • Cynthia Florsheim
    Posted at 22:48h, 12 January Reply

    Those sure are great reasons to love your traildragger.

  • Chrissy
    Posted at 09:45h, 01 September Reply

    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

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