2216 N. Broadway Minot, ND 58703

2216 N. Broadway Minot, ND 58703

Tailwheel Endorsement


About the Program

There are few flight schools in North Dakota that provide training for tailwheel aircraft and provide the aircraft for the students to learn on. We provide both! With a tailwheel endorsement you are permitted to fly aircraft with conventional landing gear. We would love to help you achieve your goal of becoming a tailwheel pilot.


A person who applies for a Tailwheel Endorsement must:

  • Have an aircraft with conventional gear
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Receive flight training from an instructor
  • Receive a logbook endorsement from an instructor
  • Act as PIC of a tailwheel airplane
  • Enhance your flying skills
  • Build tailwheel time
Your Tailwheel Endorsement Road Map

Embark on your journey to obtaining a Tailwheel Endorsement with our comprehensive road map, guiding you through every step of the way.

1. Initial Experience

If you already hold a private pilot certificate then your initial ground and flight lesson will focus on the differences between tricycle and tailwheel, while demonstrating the great fun it is!

2. Flight Lessons

There is no hour requirement, but you will cover: wheel landings, three point landings, takeoffs with and without cross wind, go-around procedures, safety procedures, and various flight maneuvers.

3. Ground Lessons

An entire ground course is not necessary, but self study is recommended to go along with some one on one instructor ground sessions.

4. Endorsement

Once your CFI has deemed you within standards, they will endorse your logbook. Thereby making you a tailwheel pilot.

5. Adventure!

Tailwheel airplanes offer such a unique experience. Go make use of your new amazing skill!

Frequently Asked Questions

Your most frequently asked questions.

Yes, but it depends on the aircraft you will be flying. Our Citabria, like many other tailwheel aircraft is not equipped for check rides. If you are planning on using a tailwheel aircraft, make sure it has the required equipment necessary for a check ride.

Most people will take ten to fifteen hours, depending on how much flight and tailwheel experience they have. There is no set requirement and some will get it done in just a couple flights.

Yes! Not only is it a fun and challenging goal to work towards, your nosewheel landings and rudder awareness will improve immensely. Just wait to see how smooth you are each time you come in on final.