Newest OpenAir Tailwheel Pilot

Flying a tailwheel airplane is something that truly sets aviators apart. Flying a tailwheel airplane well is that much more of an accomplishment.

On Tuesday afternoon, Ben Brannaka proved he could do just that in the Super Decathlon N878AC. He doesn’t just fly to the standard – he exceeds the standard. After working his way through 3-point and wheel landings, crosswinds, slips, and a few go-arounds, I’m happy to count him as the newest tailwheel pilot here at OpenAir. You can rest assured that he knows his way around a few aerobatic maneuvers as well!!

Congratulations, Ben!

Adam Messenheimer – CFI