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