Tail Wheel Training & Endorsement

​At Gulf Coast Aero we specialize in tail wheel training. We currently train in a 1941 Piper J5. If you are looking for something different and are due for a flight review. Spend some time flying the J5. Most pilots require about 5 hours to get a tail wheel endorsements. You will be familiar with three point landings and wheel landings. After 5 hours most pilots feel very comfortable flying the J5.


Re-live the excitement of learning how to fly again. You will fall in love with this plane. Unlike the older brother; the Piper J3 Cub; you fly solo from the front seat. Please give us a call to schedule your appointment.


- FAR 61.31(i) Additional training required for operating tailwheel airplanes.


(1) Except as provided in paragraph (i)(2) of this section, no person may act as pilot in command of a tailwheel airplane unless that person has received and logged flight training from an authorized instructor in a tailwheel airplane and received an endorsement in the person's logbook from an authorized instructor who found the person proficient in the operation of a tailwheel airplane. The flight training must include at least the following maneuvers and procedures:

                       (i)   Normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings;

                       (ii)  Wheel landings (unless the manufacturer has recommended against such landings); and

                       (iii) Go-around procedures.


(2) The training and endorsement required by paragraph (i)(1) of this section is not required if the person logged pilot-in-command time in a tailwheel airplane before April 15, 1991.



1941 J5A Cub Cruiser


​Gulf Coast Aero is a FAA part 61 flight school located at North Houston Airport (9X1) in Porter, Texas


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