Any EASA or UK licence holder wishing to fly a tail wheel aeroplane for the first time is required to complete ‘Differences Training’ to the satisfaction of an appropriately qualified instructor. At Halton Aero Club, our tail wheel conversion course has been designed to meet most people’s needs and abilities. It is only a guide and the actual amount of training will very much depend on how each individual performs on the course.
Before being permitted to begin the course of training the candidate shall have a valid and current:
• Aeroplane Licence
• SEP (Land) Class Rating or SSEA
• Medical Certificate
The course is made up of the following:
• Introduction to tailwheel basics and aeroplane familiarization
• Take-offs and 3-point landings
• Light crosswind techniques
• Taxying in windy conditions and moderate crosswind techniques
The minimum requirements for the course are:
• Minimum 5 hours of flight instruction
• Minimum 2 hours of ground instruction
Your difference rating will be signed off by your instructor and is valid for the duration of the pilot’s flying career.