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
by Amy L. Hoover and R.K. "Dick" Williams opens up a whole new world of recreation, including airplane camping, hiking, fishing,
and flying vacations to the less-accessible, roadless area g
uest lodges or bush camps.
Recreational pilots to mountain flying instructors will find this book useful and an enjoyable read. 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.
Softcover, 7.25" x 9", 392 pages, color throughout. Foreward by Rod Machado. Available in print and eBook formats, and a money-saving eBundle (softcover + eBook).