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Mountain Flying Ground School
May 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT$185.00
Flying in the mountains is very challenging, particularly for general aviation aircraft. Aircraft performance, mountain weather phenomena, and elevated density altitudes all present their challenges. To safely fly in the mountains, a solid mountain flying ground school is a prerequisite.
This ground school is designed to be the first part of a full Mountain Flying course. The second portion of this course is a practical mountain flying experience; travelling through Granby, Glenwood Sprints, Leadville, and then back to the Colorado Air and Space Port.
The ground school will cover:
– Density Altitude
– Mountain Weather
– Mountain Hazards
– High Altitude Operations
The instructor, Tim Sale, has been flying in the Rockies for over 20 years. Tim’s approach is to teach pilots how to skillfully and safely fly in the mountains, not just over them.
Mountain flights can be scheduled after the ground course. Participants are welcome to schedule FRFS aircraft or use their own aircraft for the flight portion.