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Old 02-09-2009, 01:31 PM   #1  
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Default Tailwheel endorsement in Central Florida

Does anyone have any recommendations for a place to get a tailwheel endorsement in the central Florida area? Preferrably ORL, SFB, or ISM? I already know that I can do it at Air Orlando (ORL), but it is a bit on the pricey side. I found a place on the internet called GutmanAir out of TIX that looks reasonably priced, but I would prefer something a little closer if I can find it. Also, if you have any opinions on GutmanAir, please share those too in case I end up doing it there. I could even go up to DAB if anyone knows of reputable, reasonably priced school up that way. Thanks in advance.
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a place to get a tailwheel endorsement in the central Florida area? Preferrably ORL, SFB, or ISM? I already know that I can do it at Air Orlando (ORL), but it is a bit on the pricey side. I found a place on the internet called GutmanAir out of TIX that looks reasonably priced, but I would prefer something a little closer if I can find it. Also, if you have any opinions on GutmanAir, please share those too in case I end up doing it there. I could even go up to DAB if anyone knows of reputable, reasonably priced school up that way. Thanks in advance.
Paul Santropietro.. from what I've heard he's a good guy.. outta Spruce Creek...flies a 7KCAB.. I don't remember his contact info, but if I come across it I'll try to pm you.
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It's never the PLACE, it's the right INSTRUCTOR, especially for tailwheel.
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Paul Santropietro.. from what I've heard he's a good guy.. outta Spruce Creek...flies a 7KCAB.. I don't remember his contact info, but if I come across it I'll try to pm you.
When I googled Paul Santropietro he was highly recommended in some other forums as well. If anyone has his contact information, please PM me. Thanks.
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When I googled Paul Santropietro he was highly recommended in some other forums as well. If anyone has his contact information, please PM me. Thanks.
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Tailwheels Etc in winter haven. Great people.
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This is not directed at anyone in this thread because I fully endorse tailwheel flying, however I find it strange that when someone pays for a tailwheel endorsement no one says anything, but if someone even hints at paying for a type rating (regardless of the cost difference) there are several people who pop up to voice their opinion...

Just an observation, nothing more.
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This is not directed at anyone in this thread because I fully endorse tailwheel flying, however I find it strange that when someone pays for a tailwheel endorsement no one says anything, but if someone even hints at paying for a type rating (regardless of the cost difference) there are several people who pop up to voice their opinion...

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Apples and Oranges bro.
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For what it's worth, I work at Air Orlando and our tailwheel/aerobatic instructor is fantastic. The Super Decathlon is a great little plane, too.
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For what it's worth, I work at Air Orlando and our tailwheel/aerobatic instructor is fantastic. The Super Decathlon is a great little plane, too.
how much is it going for nowadays?
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