Tips On Mountain Flying

Mountain flying opens up new opportunitiesfor the general aviation pilot for unique andinteresting destinations, plus a view of spectacular scenery. However, mountain flying,even more so than flight in the flatlands, is very unforgiving of poor training and planning.There is a narrow window of safety that an untrained pilot can easily stray out of without the experience and knowledge gained from a recognized training program and a mountain checkout by a qualified mountain flight instruclm: This publication is not intended to be a complete mountain flying training course. Instead, it can be used as an overview before you take recognized training or a review afterward. Recognized training for this type of flying is a must and you are encouraged to attend a recognized mountain flying course that includes adequate mountain ground and flight training.