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tailwheel

(ˈteɪlˌwiːl)
n
(Aeronautics) a wheel fitted to the rear of a vehicle, esp the landing wheel under the tail of an aircraft
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tailwheel

[ˈteɪlˈwiːl] Nrueda f de cola
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Few pilots are able to handle this scenario skillfully, and it is particularly evil for tailwheel pilots.
We also think that the inspection should be approached with the mindset that the airplane has been overstressed (and tailwheel airplanes groundlooped at least once) and the examiner is looking to find out what the effect has been, whether repairs are (or were) needed and whether repairs were done properly.
The definitions in [section]1.1 say the "pilot in command" is the qualified pilot with "final authority and responsibility for the operation and safety of the flight." Section [section]61.31 says we need certain endorsements to do that in high performance, complex, and tailwheel aircraft.
Walker, along with a fellow pilot, flew his 1956 tailwheel Cessna 172 on a journey from the Atlantic Coast up through the American heartland and across the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia before reaching the Alaska Highway at Dawson Creek, B.C.
For instrument and commercial licenses, they have a single engine Piper Arrow II for complex flying and a PA30 Twin Comanche, and they offer tailwheel endorsements with a Citabria 7ECA and a Super Cub on floats.
"During the very first engine run [of the first prototype Yak-Jumo] the exhaust gases melted the duralumin skin of the lower fuselage beyond the heath shield (which turned out to be too short) and burned up the tailwheel tyre; apparently nobody had realised that the tailwheel undercarriage was incompatible with the chosen engine placement and the rubbery tyre stood no chances in the hot exhaust!"
Continuing to touchdown, my nose attitude was high and the tailwheel touched earlier than expected.
"Flying the Tailwheel Airplane: Key Points for Becoming a Great Stick and Rudder Pilot" is a guide to breaking into this specialty school of flying, as Jim Alsip provides his own experience into succeeding into this discipline, going over the fundamentals, the techniques needed to succeed, and facing adverse conditions and weathers.
The 765HD comes with these additional standard features: computer controlled transmission; bottom tailwheel transition wear plates--replaceable abrasive resistant plate for increased boom life; personnel guard for covering the digging chain above, when crumber assembly not used; work lights--(12 volt) installed, two fore and two aft; and noise abatement--noise absorbing material at engine and deflecting panels reduce ambient noise levels.
On the top floor are two pairs of French burr millstones, the oak windshaft on which the sails rotate, and a huge brakewheel and tailwheel with wooden cogs.
But as she lay flat out, the plane ran over her and she was struck by the tailwheel.