NO AIRCRAFT MODIFICATIONS
NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
NO TAIL RELEASE UNTIL YOU ARE SAFELY IN THE AIRCRAFT
Most experienced pilots who fly aircraft without an electrical system agree that securing the tail of the aircraft to a fixed tie-down or immovable object is the safest way to start the engine. The real challenge comes after the engine starts. How does the pilot release the tie-down?
Too many pilots have found releasing the tail and then climbing into the cockpit is a formula for a big scare at best and a disaster at worst. An accidental bump of the throttle can send the aircraft careening out of control, even jumping chocks. (read my short story about Emma’s Ride.)
The TailTether Hand-prop Safety System allows the pilot to not only release the tie-down AFTER safely entering the cockpit but also recover the tether strap if desired.