aircraft are easy to fuel, your vision is not obscured when turning,
but they are harder to get into. If you fly a fabric covered aircraft,
there is always the anxiety that a passenger, or indeed yourself, will
put a foot through the wing! The underside of the wing and main gear is
a wet and unpleasant task to clean.
a Piper Archer - a popular 4 seat aircraft with flying clubs This
type is more expensive to rent
If you are the
outdoor type, there are still a few places where you can train in a
traditional biplane. Romantic yes, but it can be seriously cold in
anything but the best weather. Such aircraft are fitted with
tailwheels, (taildraggers). They harder to control on the ground and
are unable to cope with much cross wind. Nevertheless, generations
of young pilots trained in such aircraft.
the wonderful Belgian built Stampe