Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying

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For more than a century, pilots have been intrigued by the challenges of flight in the highest mountains and the deepest canyons on every continent. Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying allows pilots to get off the beaten path and enjoy the outdoors. It opens up a whole new world of recreation, including airplane camping, hiking, fishing, and staying at guest lodges or bush camps in areas without roads or easy access by land or water.

Flying in these enticing environments often entails operations over relatively inaccessible terrain in a challenging and sometimes unforgiving environment. This necessitates the proper mindset, discipline, and procedures to operate efficiently and safely. Operating over mountains, navigating through canyons, taking off and landing on unimproved, high-altitude airstrips in confined areas, and maximizing airplane performance requires specialized skills. The authors and guest writers share information and tips gleaned from more than 150 years and 100,000 hours of collective experience as professional mountain and backcountry pilots and flight instructors.

Recreational pilots to mountain flying instructors will find this book useful, and college and university professors can use the text to supplement their classroom instruction. Fundamental concepts include preparing for and conducting mountain and canyon flights, airport operations, situational awareness, aircraft performance, risk management, and emergency operations. Analysis of accident scenarios, accounts from the authors’ own experiences, and contributions from seasoned backcountry pilots and instructors expand on material detailed in the text. Each chapter includes exercises to help the reader understand and apply the information to their own flying, and beautiful color illustrations will inspire pilots to seek out these awe-inspiring destinations.

Published April 2019
392 pages
by Amy L. Hoover and R. K. "Dick" Williams
ISBN 9781619547414 

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For more than a century, pilots have been intrigued by the challenges of flight in the highest mountains and the deepest canyons on every continent. Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying allows pilots to get off the beaten path and enjoy the outdoors. It opens up a whole new world of recreation, including airplane camping, hiking, fishing, and staying at guest lodges or bush camps in areas without roads or easy access by land or water.

Flying in these enticing environments often entails operations over relatively inaccessible terrain in a challenging and sometimes unforgiving environment. This necessitates the proper mindset, discipline, and procedures to operate efficiently and safely. Operating over mountains, navigating through canyons, taking off and landing on unimproved, high-altitude airstrips in confined areas, and maximizing airplane performance requires specialized skills. The authors and guest writers share information and tips gleaned from more than 150 years and 100,000 hours of collective experience as professional mountain and backcountry pilots and flight instructors.

Recreational pilots to mountain flying instructors will find this book useful, and college and university professors can use the text to supplement their classroom instruction. Fundamental concepts include preparing for and conducting mountain and canyon flights, airport operations, situational awareness, aircraft performance, risk management, and emergency operations. Analysis of accident scenarios, accounts from the authors’ own experiences, and contributions from seasoned backcountry pilots and instructors expand on material detailed in the text. Each chapter includes exercises to help the reader understand and apply the information to their own flying, and beautiful color illustrations will inspire pilots to seek out these awe-inspiring destinations.

Published April 2019
392 pages
by Amy L. Hoover and R. K. "Dick" Williams
ISBN 9781619547414 

 

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Best instructional book out there

  • By Al from Paradise, Kansas on Monday, September 06, 2021
  • Pros: exercises to help learn the material and great personal stories
  • Review: Thought it would be just about mountain flying, but this book is comprehensive and relative to all flying. It gives techniques to improve pilot skills, including aircraft control and performance, and the stories in the chapters are great. I learned so much about weather, density altitude, and just how to be a better pilot! Every pilot should have this book!

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A must have book

  • By A Customer on Friday, May 07, 2021
  • Pros: This comprehensive, detailed Book is the best you will find not only for Beck country Flying but for all flying. It is written by real pilots with extensive experience and includes easy to understand technical descriptions interspersed with great relevant stories. The guest authors and amazing photography fill out what was already an awesome book.
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Best instructional book out there

  • By Al from Paradise, Kansas on Monday, September 06, 2021
  • Pros: exercises to help learn the material and great personal stories
  • Cons: none!
  • Review: Thought it would be just about mountain flying, but this book is comprehensive and relative to all flying. It gives techniques to improve pilot skills, including aircraft control and performance, and the stories in the chapters are great. I learned so much about weather, density altitude, and just how to be a better pilot! Every pilot should have this book!
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A must have book

  • By A Customer on Friday, May 07, 2021
  • Pros: This comprehensive, detailed Book is the best you will find not only for Beck country Flying but for all flying. It is written by real pilots with extensive experience and includes easy to understand technical descriptions interspersed with great relevant stories. The guest authors and amazing photography fill out what was already an awesome book.
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