Wittman Tailwind

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I just opened a letter in the mail from Jim Stanton (the guy that wrote the Wittman Tailwind W10 Builder's Manual) with an invitation to the 2015 Tailwind and Buttercup Fly In taking place at Hartford Municipal Airport (KHXF) on July 17-18. I'm a Machine Technology student and will be in the middl...

The boss needed someone to pick up a customer from Baker City, Oregon so I volunteered. I've been to Baker City several times and it's an easy, direct flight, but for today's flight my iPad wasn't functioning, or at least I thought it was my iPad or Bad Elf GPS or Air Navigation Pro that had gone...

The gentleman that built N11018, Harold Passow, passed away on January 15, 2015 at the age of 92. He built my Tailwind at his home near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, completing it in 1965.

I wish you the same blue skies and tailwinds that you have bestowed upon me, Mr. Passow. I promise to help keep your le...

2013
Happy New Year, everyone. The Tailwind isn't back in the air yet so no new videos or photos to share. To get myself motivated to have 11018 flying soon, I have resolved to fly her 150 hours this year which is roughly three hours per week. I think that's doable. The biggest obstacle is the expense o...

I've been quite busy with life's activities for the past few months. Unfortunately that hasn't involved any flying nor working on the Tailwind, so my apologies to those who have found my little corner of the web and hoped for some more frequent updates, but have not received them. That said, a messa...

The weather's been as low as single digits and topping out in the 20's during the day. It's just too cold to work on the Tailwind in an unheated hangar so I haven't got anything done since I last signed in. I did want to take this moment to say happy birthday (or happy anniversary) to aviation. It w...