Fletcher Anderson. 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. This title explains the unique difficulties and dangers of mountain flying in small aircraft and how appropriate and precise training in this specialized category can increase safety, proficiency and success in mountain flying operations. Organized by phases of flight ' preflight preparation, takeoff, climb, departure, enroute terrain encounters (downdrafts, weather, icing, etc.) navigation, engine management, descent, arrival, and landings, the author combines statistics, techniques, and examples of actions (right and wrong) that real pilots have taken in actual flight scenarios. B & W 331 pages.