Thank you so much! Any information is appreciated. I have never bent an airplane, and I hope that I never do. This airplane was previously owned by the now deceased Tom Doherty for 50 years who was my first flight instructor. Tom was in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam. He flew P-51s out of St. Paul, MN for 1,000s of hours, and he once told me that he went to helicopter school just a couple of classes separated from Charles Lindgergh. I was honored to give Tom a bi-annual when he was very advanced in age, and he casually mentioned that “Charles Lindbergh was a pretty good guy”. My jaw just about dropped open. I signed Tom off on his bi-annual. I now have a CFI policy whereby if you went to Army Air Corps school with Charles Lindbergh, I have to pass you on your bi-annual.
I flew the number 80 Meyers OTW two evenings ago on pavement for the first time. Five takeoffs and landing with no issues. I am very humble with this airplane, and I consider myself a student pilot in it. I will gradually work up to a greater crosswind from light and variable. I am very cognizant of the fact that I need to maintain straight tracking, as I get the feeling that if it gets too far gone, it will keep going.
When I land it, it seems a little difficult to achieve a three point landing. Not saying that there is necessarily an advantage in doing so. I have been landing with the tail a little low, maintaining tracking, and gradually lower the tail wheel to the ground. Is this a reasonable approach, or should I be in pursuit of a full stall landing?
Any additional input is greatly appreciated from any person. As I said, I am very humble with this airplane. My 81 year old dad checked me out in this airplane, but I have really flown it very little. At this point I am probably the most qualified to fly it at the Airport, and I have few people to turn to for instruction. I will keep practicing. It is a great privilege to fly this airplane and to share it with others. Thank you for sharing.