GreyCat Aviation

Chesapeake, Virginia

Tailwheel training in a 1941 Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser.  Classic aviation at its best.  Earn your tailwheel endorsement...great experience for any level of pilot.  

Individualized flight instruction from Sport Pilot through ATP by a Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI.  

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Many exciting, antique airplanes have conventional landing gear...tailwheels. Start your tailwheel adventures in a Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser, a classic tailwheel trainer.
Most tailwheel endorsement take between 5 and 10 hours of instruction with an emphasis on three point and wheel landings.
GreyCat Aviation tailwheel training is flown in a 1941 Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser based at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG) using the many uncontrolled fields in the local area.

The Piper J-5 ´Cub Cruiser´ (Army L-4F) is a larger, more powerful version of the Piper J-3 Cub. It was designed just two years after the J-3 Cub and differed by having a wider fuselage with the pilot sitting in the front seat and two passengers sitting in the rear seat. Originally equipped with a 75-hp Continental engine, the plane´s cruising speed was 75 mph. Though officially a three-seater, it would be more accurately described as a "two-and-a-half-seater", as two adults would find themselves quite cramped in the wider rear seat.

Aviation Training Facilities

  • Flight School (airplane)
Programs & Courses
  • Sports Pilot (SPL/LSA)
  • Private Pilot (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot (CPL)
  • Flight Instructor (CFI / FI)
  • Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Flight Instructor - Instrument
  • Multi-Engine (Class Rating)
  • Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine (MEI)
  • Tailwheel


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GreyCat Aviation is rated 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews


Last week 3/9/18 through 3/11/18, I received tail wheel training from Graycat Aviation. I needed 10 hours in my (new) 1946 Piper Pa12 for insurance purposes. Graycat got the job done in just 3 days. The patient instructor taught me a tremendous amount about the intricacies of tail wheel flying. I highly recommend Graycat Aviation to anyone who is interested in transitioning to this rather challenging type of flying. Satisfied customer, John Morton

on 16th Mar-18

GreyCat Aviation Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG) Chesapeake VA 23321 United States