Aug 2012 Dan Wilkins: 8 Random things I love about flying my taildragger
Men’s day on LadiesLoveTaildraggers continues. Meet Dan Wilkins from Portland, Pennsylvania and hisÂ 1946 Aeronca Champ 7AC. Dan, you are soooo right-on with your 8 random reasons you love flying your taildragger!! We understand.
#1 It looks like a fun airplane to fly and is.
#2 It is simple and a great example of a technology from a more relaxed era.
#3 Not everyone can fly a taildragger and I can.
#4 I like to wipe the bugs, grass and goose “_ _ _ _” off of its fine skin.Â All are found at the little grass strip that houses my Aeronca.
#5 It sips fuel while giving me an excellent view of the landscape.
#6 It gathers a crowd.
#7 It can go low and slow.
#8 It slips like a “champ”
Check out Dan’s YouTube video. He tells me “Â When I visit other grass fields, I just need to clear cows and/or fences. But those trees teach me to slip “like a champ”.