Wittman Tailwind

Flying around in a W8

Bandera State Airport 4W0 as seen from 5 miles to the west.

About 35 miles east of Monroe, WA along US Highway 2 (The Stevens Pass Highway) is the town of Skykomish with a grass strip.

3 miles west of Skykomish State Airport

Hmmm, where should we fly today? Funky clouds to the south. Grey skies to the east. Mostly blue skies to the north and west. Let's go northwest!

Santa Claus was good to N11018 this year and delivered a new (actually a low-time) B&C Specialties BC320-1 starter that was picked up from a fellow pilot who ran it on his RV-4 for 42 hours. As all airplane maintenance/upgrade tasks go, nothing is ever simple and installing this starter was no dif...

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...

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...