Wittman Tailwind

Maintenance

There's a fun-flying aircraft that's occasionally seen in the wild blue, and once spotted, it's immediately recognized for its missing cockpit. It's called a Breezy. The only thing that separates N11018 from "Breezy" status is the fact that it has a cockpit. Because of this, it can never be referred...

The baggage compartment shelf on N11018 was a fragile piece of 1/4" plywood at the onset of osteoperosis. Through normal flying and landings and incidental vibrations, it would often slide forward about 1/4" so the back side would no longer be sitting on the main support channel which would cause th...

I love my Tailwind, but after having flown it nearly 50 hours since August, there are some changes I really want to make to it.

  1. The airspeed indicator isn't accurate. I've confirmed this with two GPS units while flying with no wind. The ASI is always reading fast so all these approaches and la...