Mountain flying is a reality for many pilots flying in Canada. And with the mobility offered by any aircraft, it is only a short flight away for many flatland pilots who want to enjoy all the beauty that Canadian mountains can offer.
But, pilots with limited or no training in mountain flying can be surprised about their aircraft’s eroded performance at high density altitudes and the effect that wind and other weather phenomena interacting with mountainous terrain can have. Not understanding can often lead unsuspecting pilots into situations that are beyond their capabilities. The mountain flying seminar offers an overview of the challenges of mountain flying and an introduction on how to fly safer in mountainous areas.