I have over 6000 hours of experience in Maules including more than 800 hours of dual instruction given in tail wheel Maules. I can provide Maule specific training for insurance purposes and new owner check outs. If you already have a private pilots license I can provide tail wheel endorsements in my Maule. For those of you that already own a Maule and want to be more proficient in high winds, cross winds, short field, and mountain operations give me a call. Certain times of the year I am able to travel to your location for training.
Cut Bank airport (CTB) is located close to the mountains and I can use many of the ranch strips and open prairie in the surrounding area. Depending on the time of year I operate with 8.50 x 6 tires, 31" Alaskan Bushwheels, or wheel skis.
Most of the year the wind blows in the 20 to 30 kt range. This gives ample opportunity for crosswind practice. Later in the day the wind can gust over 35 kts giving the chance to practice gusty and high wind operations. During ground school we can also discuss maintenance issues pertinent to the Maule.
My instruction and techniques are geared to the person that wants to explore the off field and short field capabilities of the Maule. I have small grass landing areas mowed out on the Cut Bank airport where we can safely practice accurately landing the Maule. After you get comfortable landing on these narrow and short strips we can venture out into the surrounding area and put those big tires to use. Here is a video clip of short field landings and take offs in the MX7-160. http://youtu.be/y3xfgfds-e0 When you are in the area you can visit Glacier National Park, fish for 5 lb. trout or hike the many mountain trails in the area looking for wildlife. Amtrak stops twice daily in Cut Bank providing service from the Seattle/Portland to Chicago areas. Commercial flights come into Great Falls (GTF) and Kalispel (GPI). For those of you in Europe there are nonstop flights from London to Calgary Alberta Canada. Cut Bank is about a 41/2 hour drive south.
Rates - MX7-160 $125.00 / Hobbs hour M6-235 $185.00 / Hobbs hour Instruction in my aircraft (Ground and Flight) - $50.00 / hour clock time 10 hour block - includes all related ground and flight instruction MX7 -- $1650.00 M6 -- $2250.00 Instruction in your aircraft (Ground and Flight) - $50.00 / hour clock time Daily rate - $250.00 plus expenses if away from Cut Bank