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Night Flight in the Mountains

Flying VFR at Night in the Colorado Rockies Simply from reading the headline some of you may respond “that’s crazy.”  In reality night flight through the mountains can be more dangerous, but there are things a pilot can do to minimize the risk.  If you pick the right night, night flight in the mountains can […]

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Mountain Flying Instruction, Resources and Seminars

A great online resource for Mountain Flying I frequently get e-mails asking for recommendations on the best books, online training and videos for the topic of mountain flying.  Usually, whenever I schedule a student for the training they also ask… “Should I read anything before I come?” In terms of books, Sparky Emerson has a […]

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Mountain Flying Instruction

Mountain Flying Course in the Heart of the Colorado Rockies Have you ever wanted to venture into the mountains with your airplane, but worried that you may not be ready for the challenge? If you want to fly in the mountains, the best idea is to get some mountain flight instruction from a qualified flight […]

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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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Winter Mountain Flying Courses

Different Seasons Create Different Experiences for Learning to Fly in the MountainsThe ceilings are low, the visibility decreasing.  I look out at the airfield and a winter storm is rolling in… Not early, not late, just when we would expect to start seeing regular snow.  There will probably be no flying for the rest of […]

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Glenwood Springs Flying Club

Depending upon what your specific goals and plan is, joining the Glenwood Springs Flying club  may or may not be right for you. Essentially, the club has about 15 members and 2 early 70’s aircraft.  Both aircraft are Cherokee 235’s.  The aircraft are older, and given the small number of users they are readily available.  […]

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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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Mountain Flying Courses – Eagle Colorado

Have you ever wanted to venture into the mountains with your airplane, but worried that you may not be ready for the challenge? If you want to fly in the mountains, the best idea is to get some mountain flight instruction from a qualified flight instruction that specializes in mountain flying. The team of instructors […]

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Mountain Flight Instructor | Mountain Flying Courses

I figured I would dedicate this blog post to telling a little about our mountain flying courses. We frequently instruct pilots who own their own airplane, and are from areas without mountainous terrain. One of the first questions that comes up, is how do I get to Eagle Airport to fly with you in my […]

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Mountain Flight Training in Colorado

If you’re interested in flight training with an emphasis on extending your knowledge with some mountain flight training then Colorado is the place to come to, and Alpine Flight Training can provide the instruction.  We operate from Eagle County Regional airport, located in the central Colorado Rockies.  Whether for several hours, or for several days, […]

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