At TacAero you can learn to fly a Biplane in our 1942 Waco UPF-7. This course takes you through the paces in a Cub and advances you to the Radial Biplane. “You haven’t truly experienced the absolute magic of flight until you’ve flown an open cockpit Biplane!” – Wes Valpey, TacAero Chief Pilot.
TacAero’s Vintage Airplane training programs are available for a wide variety of aircraft. Our CFI's have vast experience in many vintage makes and models and specialize in radial engines. When you’ve purchased a Stinson, Stearman or Waco or need recurrent training in your vintage airplane, TacAero has a training program for you. These courses are individually tailored to fit each pilot’s specific needs paired with their unique aircraft. Each training course uses a customized outline with several ground lessons intermingled with 8-12 flights during your flight training. Elite Aviators never stop training; continue yours with TacAero
Flying an open cockpit Bi-Plane will be an unmatched experience. TacAero reaches back to a tried and true model of training that was first implemented by the Civilian Pilot Training program prior to WWII. Through principles of Look, Listen, and Feel, you will develop a bond with the soul of these airplanes that cannot be duplicated with a modern machine.
The student will start off in the legendary Cub and will advance to the WACO after demonstrating the ability to fly safely and effectively from the rear seat. With thousands of hours of combined tailwheel experience, our instructors are highly skilled professionals whose primary goal is to increase your knowledge and proficiency allowing you to safely fly the airplane with confidence.