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Mountain Flying Basics – Altitude for Pass Crossing

One of the frequent topics that comes up during our mountain flying courses is what is the correct elevation for pass crossing.  I’ll attempt to make the answer as straight forward as possible however there are several considerations. The first thing to remember is that we should always keep our airplane in a position to […]

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Mountain Instrument Flying | Mountain Flight Training

High terrain also presents some unique considerations when flying on instruments.  For example climb gradients, visual descent points, and abnormal instrument procedures. One such scenario involves what to do if you need to go missed after a missed approach point, i.e. on a visual descent leg. To understand this scenario you’ll need to look at […]

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Mountain Flight Instruction

Mountain Flight Instruction

Have you dreamed about flying through the colorado rockies or the desert southwest, but hesitant to embark on that journey without additional instruction?  Come fly with the instructors at alpine flight training located in eagle colorado.  Our location in western colorado is ideal for learning mountain flying.  You’ll experience mountain flying first hand as you […]

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About Alpine Flight Training

About our flight school, how we work, what we think… Alpine Flight Training operates at Eagle County Regional Airport and provides flight instruction in accordance with FAA Part 61. Every element of our operation emphasizes safety. We operate a modern Diamond DA-20-C1 aircraft under a rigid maintenance program. The Diamond DA-20-C1 is touted as having […]

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Mountain Flying Checkout in Colorado

Colorado is a great place to learn the ins and outs of mountain flying and get a mountain checkout. While there is no formal FAA rating or endorsement for a mountain checkout, many insurance companies will still require such checkout before pilots are allowed to fly into high terrain. At Alpine Flight Training we follow […]

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Eagle Airport – Flight Instruction, Ground Instruction, Aircraft Rental, Mountain Flying

Rates for flight & ground training as well as aircraft rental at Eagle Airport Aircraft Rental DA-20-C1 Katana Evolution Rental* $129.00 / Hour Instructional Rates Flight Instruction in Alpine Flight Traning Katana $50.00 / Hour Flight Instruction in Customer Owned Aircraft $75.00 / Hour Ground Instruction $40.00 / Hour Other Fees Overnight Trip Rate – […]

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Mountain Flying: Planning Summer Mountain Flights

This last weekend I was at the Glenwood Springs airport where I witnessed a takeoff that could have easily ended in tragedy. This particular incident made me think back to another incident several years earlier that was very tragic indeed where lack of flight planning resulted in a child burned to death on the side […]

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