ACE Basin Aviation – Flight Training in Tailwheel aircraft.

Earn your Private pilot or Commercial pilot certificate with us by doing your flight training in a taildragger! Ultimately, it will make you a better pilot because you have to “fly the airplane” at all time. Even while taxiing on the ground “To “and “From” the tie down or hangar. While challenging it is also very rewarding. 

We are the premier Tailwheel flight training provider located in Walterboro, South Carolina.

We emphasize flight training on three main subject: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.

First and foremost, “Aviate”, is all about Airmanship. We will teach you “Stick and Rudder” flying skills while flying the airplane precisely and safely at all times in various conditions. It’s all about becoming “One” with the airplane!

Second, “Navigate”, is knowing your position and direction at all times. We will teach you Dead Reckoning navigation. All you’ll need is a chart, compass, clock, navigation log and looking outside! No GPS! No Ipad! We do it the Old School way…

Finally, “Communicate”, focuses on Radio communication with Air Traffic Controllers and other Pilots. We will teach you how make accurate position reports with the proper aviation phraseology. You’ll be a pro on the radio!

Dual instruction is performed in Luscombe 8E, Cessna 120, Citabria 7KCAB, Boeing Stearman PT-17 biplane or Cessna 195.

Furthermore our CFIs can provide training tailored to your needs. In our airplanes or your airplane(s). We’ll teach in any aircraft from the Piper Cub all the way to the Cessna 195. As long as it’s a taildragger!

We also provide aircraft transition training for all conventional landing gear aircraft. If needed we can perform transition training at the same time of ferrying or afterward.

Come on out and fly with us. You will have fun!

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