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Flying the Mountains : A Training Manual for Flying Single-Engine Aircraft

Flying the Mountains : A Training Manual for Flying Single-Engine Aircraft
Author: Fletcher Anderson
ISBN 13: 9780071410533
ISBN 10: 71410538
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2003-02-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 332
List Price: $37.00

Packed with dozens of lifesaving illustrations!


Piloting aircraft above mountainous regions demands more than a thirst for adventure. It also requires a keen understanding of the unique challenges involved in mountain flying — for the safety and pleasure of everyone involved.

That’s why if you’re a pilot, a flight instructor, or are learning to fly, Flying the Mountains is the one-stop, practical resource you need to stay safe while soaring at extreme altitudes. Written with insight by a noted high-elevation flight instructor and pilot, Flying the Mountains:

* Outlines the nature of mountain flying

* Relays mountain flight accident statistics and causes

* Details effects of altitude on aircraft and pilots

* Examines in-flight ailments related to mountain flying

* Reviews take-off conditions from mountain airports

* And much, much more!

Logically organized by phases of flight — from preflight preparation to landings — Flying the Mountains delivers a potent combination of statistics, techniques, and examples of actions (correct and incorrect) used in actual flight scenarios.

Fletcher Fairchild Anderson is the owner/operator of Mountain Aviation Services and a multi-rated flight instructor, charter pilot, and corporate pilot. He has given more than 2000 hours of mountain flying instruction; those sessions led to the development of a tutorial for students, upon which this book is based.