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Flying the Mountains


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This training guide diminishes the dangers and doubles the thrill--and safety--of flying single-engine aircraft at high altitudes in mountainous regions. Logically organized by phases of flight--from preflight preparation to landings--the author combines statistics, techniques, and examples of actions (correct and incorrect) that real pilots have taken in actual flight scenarios.
  • Details training that offsets mountain flying mistakes
  • Describes the effects of altitude on pilots and aircraft
  • Outlines cold weather operations and precautions
  • Includes search and rescue operation procedures
  • Reviews take-off conditions from airport mountains