Flying the Mountains: A Training Manual for Flying Single-Engine Aircraft

Paperback | February 11, 2003

byFletcher Anderson

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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

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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...

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Packed with dozens of lifesaving illustrations!HIGH ALTITUDE, LOW RISK!Piloting aircraft above mountainous regions demands more than a thirst for adventure. It also requires a keen understanding of the unique challenges involved in mountain flying — for the safety and pleasure of everyone involved.That’s why if you’re a pilot, a flight...

Fletcher Fairchild Anderson is the owner/operator of Mountain Aviation Services and a multi-rated flight instructor, charter pilot, and corporate pilot. He has given more than 2000 hours of mountain flying instruction; those sessions led to the development of a tutorial for students, upon which this book is based.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 11, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071410538

ISBN - 13:9780071410533

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1: Altitude

Chapter 2: Mountain Weather

Chapter 3: Reading Mountain Weather

Chapter 4: Mountain Flying Strategy

Chapter 5: Specific Mountain Weather Concerns

Chapter 6: Almost Home

Chapter 7: Only in the Mountains

Chapter 8: More Advanced Mountain Flying

Postscript

My First Solo Flight

Index