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Aviation, airplanes, helicopters, pilots, Boat and Hovercrafts enthusiasts

Welcome to the Aviation portion of the website, named "TailWind". It is for Pilots, aviation hobbyist, or anyone interested in rotary-wing aircrafts, fixed-wing airplanes, rockets and whatever aspect of aviation that exist. Thus, if you are interested in aviation, be-it airplanes or helicopters and regardless of your flight experience - then this site is for you.

A tailwind is when the wind blows in the same direction of travel of an object (i.e. aircraft in this case), in contrast - a headwind blows against the direction of travel. A tailwind increases the speed of the aircraft and reduces the time (and fuel) required to reach its destination.

Flying a plane is a unique pleasure that needs to be experienced to be believed. We hope to share with you, our love of aviation - the memories and joy of flying.

However, being able to fly yourself and or own your own airplane can save you time and money and it can make you money. There are Great Careers In General Aviation. Some of the most noted careers in aviation are: "Certified Flight Instructors", "Air Taxi or Charter Pilot", "Corporate Pilots", "Aerial Photography Pilot", and many others. See: Professional Pilot's Career Guide

Having flown the Hughes/McDac and Bell helicopters as a Vietnam helicopter pilot (UH-1), this is one of the best subject that I like to talk about. However, I started flying in high school in the Cessna 150. I was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).

I included Hovercrafts and Boats for the feel they give that is much like flying. Often times one can feel the air holding up a small aircraft, much like the feel of how the boat ride on the water.

We provide information on model airplanes, model helicopters, and plastic model kits, R/C models and "real" aircrafts.


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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
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Helicopter Enthusiasts

Helicopters because of their complexity require very well trained and experienced pilots. However, they are really quite simple to fly.

Fixed wing Enthusiasts

For all of us who enjoy flying!

Boat and Hovercraft Enthusiasts

Un-matched recreational fun for the whole family!

The Joy of Flying

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Professional Pilot's Career Guide

A valuable employment tool, the Professional Pilot Career Guide provides a complete sourcebook of professional flying opportunities. This updated guide contains detailed coverage of pilot ratings and practical test standards-plus goal-achieving tips on job hunting, networking, regional airlines, the majors, and more.

Written by career pilot and aviation-industry expert Robert P. Mark, this vital reference offers a real-world look at what it's like to fly for the airlines, corporations, or charter companies, together with guidance on pay, benefits, types of aircraft, and future prospects.

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Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of A U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam [Paperback]
James Joyce (Author)

"In 1963…there was no way I could have known, sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio, that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things, hear things and do things that most people cannot imagine."—James Joyce.

The author was drawn into the United States Army through ROTC, and went through training to fly helicopters in combat over Vietnam. His experiences are notable because he flew both Huey "Slicks" and Huey "Gunships": the former on defense as he flew troops into battle, and the latter on offense as he took the battle to the enemy. Through this book, the author relives his experiences flying and fighting, with special attention given to his and other pilots’ day-to-day lives—such as the smoke bombing of Disneyland, the nickname given to a United States Army–sponsored compound for prostitution. Some of the pilots Joyce served with survived the war and went on to have careers with commercial airlines, and many were killed.

Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of A U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam


One Six Right

One Six Right: The Romance of Flying is an independent film about the general aviation industry as seen through a local airport. Within a short period of time, it has achieved a passionate following and presence among pilots and aviation enthusiasts worldwide who see the film as being able to communicate their passion for aviation.

One Six Right

Boat Enthusiasts

Boating is the leisurely activity of travelling by boat. It includes the recreational use of a boats such as; powerboats, sailboats, or also the manual powered vessels such as row boats and paddle boats. Some people focuse on the travel itself while others enjoy sports activities, such as fishing or water skiing.

Hovercraft Enthusiasts

Hovercraft For Sale

Hovercrafts allow you to Fly on a cushion of air; gliding across the sea, lakes, rivers, grassland, marsh, sand, snow and ice! Hovercraft For Sale




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