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Tim Berridge
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Wheel landings
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Hi,I read about landing the Collegiate. The author asserted that three point landings are really the only way to land a Collegiate. Is this so?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Dec 30, 2021.

 

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Andy Gelston replied to Tim Berridge's discussion Wheel landings
"Yes, as it is for most light planes like the Porterfield.  Wheel landings are the norm for larger aircraft with conventional landing gear, like Beech 18s, DC-3s, and B-17s, as there's a lot of mass in the back to prevent them from going up…"
Dec 30, 2021
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Wheel landings

Hi,I read about landing the Collegiate. The author asserted that three point landings are really the only way to land a Collegiate. Is this so?See More
Dec 30, 2021
Andy Gelston left a comment for Tim Berridge
"These old girls fly better than they look."
Nov 18, 2021
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"Thanks Andy! I was struck by the beauty of the design. Glad to be here."
Nov 18, 2021
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"Welcome to our wee club for the skinny birds, Tim.  There are quite a few projects out there, and a few flying gals, that could be purchased.  If you've never been in a Porterfield, their cockpits are rather diminutive: if you're…"
Nov 17, 2021
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At 10:46pm on November 18, 2021, Andy Gelston said…

These old girls fly better than they look.

At 7:44am on November 17, 2021, Andy Gelston said…

Welcome to our wee club for the skinny birds, Tim.  There are quite a few projects out there, and a few flying gals, that could be purchased.  If you've never been in a Porterfield, their cockpits are rather diminutive: if you're taller than 5'10" and weight more than 180 pounds, you probably won't be comfortable.  Porterfields are soloed from the front seat, where the instrument panel is literally a foot away from your face, which some find a bit claustrophobic, but you become acclimated to that by the time you've taxied to the end of the runway.

We look forward to reading about your adventures in finding/restoring/flying your Porterfield.

 
 
 

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