TacAero was founded to teach methods and techniques long lost to the evolution of tricycle training. This was not the easy path, we’ve created our own syllabus and redefined what training in modern cubs looks like, both on and off airport. The results have truly exceeded our expectations. Departing pilots leave with proficiency and skills well beyond what we’ve seen tricycle training capable of producing.
In an effort to continually improve and ensure we are providing unparalleled instruction TacAero will be relocating our north west division and headquarters to our training facility in Fredericksburg Texas January 1, 2023. While we will truly miss family and friends we felt our students would be best served training in weather that is nearly unmatched in its year round consistency, additionally the Texas terrain provides more opportunity and diversity for off airport instruction. We will miss the Pacific NorthWest views but are extremely excited by the opportunities offered to students by having our entire fleet and staff at one location.
The entire team is looking forward to continually pushing the standards of flight training and producing Elite Aviators.
We believe the backcountry is the ultimate destination. No vehicle provides more access to the wilderness than a tailwheel airplane. We recognize that off-airport operation requires more skill and precision than any other form of flying. Our goal is to train pilots beyond FAA minimums so they are prepared for the adventure that is bush flying. We offer a unique tailwheel training program, developed in-house, that has proven to produce a safer and more skilled aviator. This track also better prepares a pilot for going on to obtain additional ratings like commercial and ATP."OFF THE GRID" FROM AOPA
TacAero strives to create aviators, not just pilots, we do this is by specializing in tailwheel training. From tailwheel instruction to advanced backcountry operations, we train our students to not only fly the airplane but to master their skills at every stage.
As experienced and professional flight instructors, our objective is to build an elite community of tailwheel aviators. Whether a new private pilot or a retired airline pilot, we demonstrate our commitment to each student across an array of training options. We provide courses for pilots seeking a tailwheel rating, those looking to improve tailwheel skills, and those wanting to start learning off airport operations.
Proficient tailwheel pilots can build upon fundamental skills with our Advanced Tailwheel Operations Course. For heightened adventure, pilots master backcountry techniques during our Basic Backcountry Operations Course and Advanced Operations Course. New owners of a CubCrafters aircraft can choose between the Basic and Comprehensive CubCrafters Checkout for an in-depth education on the systems and performance specific to their model. Persons flying for Fish and Wildlife Service, law enforcement, etc., benefit from our course specially designed to increase safety and proficiency during flight profiles commonly executed in government roles.
Each course is immersive and highly structured, demanding dedication and superior performance from both student and instructor. We take full advantage of our diverse training environments and programs to help each aviator reach their goal.