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High Density Altitude Takeoff Tip

Flaps… more flaps does not equal more lift. The other day I was at an FBO and I overheard a conversation between two pilots talking about flying to Denver in the summer.  The one pilot who had flew to Denver last summer was relaying his experience.  He was flying a 182 into Front Range Airport […]

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Density Altitude and Mountain Flight Training Courses and Mountain Checkout

Alpine Flight Training in Eagle Colorado provides year-round mountain flying instruction and mountain checkout.  We have options for a 1 or two day course.  No matter what time of year you come, we’ll always we talking about density altitude, even though, the influences of density altitude are most significant in the summer.  If you’re interested […]

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How close to the edge of the performance envelope are you?

The importance of closely examining aircraft performance in the summer and at higher elevations. We frequently hear about complacency with relation to flying. The tendency of course is that as pilots get more and more time under their belts, they …

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