Mountain Flying

Mountain Flying
The Mountain Flying module is designed for pilots flying high performance jet and turboprop aircraft into and out of high altitude airports located in the mountains. Using airports such as Aspen, Eagle, and Telluride as examples, the module includes a review of best practices and considerations for flight planning, mountain weather, the terrain and its consequences for flight operations, density altitude and aircraft performance, approaches and departures, and emergencies during mountainous airport operations. Text and web-linked references are provided.

 

This module is designed to support the safe operations of operators flying into high altitude mountain airports and is especially recommended for pilots who have limited experience in mountain airport flying. It may be used for both initial and recurrent training. We can customize the module to include any General Operations Manual (GOM) / Flight Operations Manual (FOM) operator specific mountain operations procedures. We can also customize the module to meet any specialty curriculum requirements in your Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved Training Program. This module is appropriate for use as a training element of risk mitigation when a Safety Management System (SMS) risk analysis identifies mountain flying hazards in your operation.
For flight departments conducting operations into high altitude mountain airports, this module is appropriate for use as a training element of risk mitigation when an SMS risk analysis identifies mountain flying hazards in your operation. The module complies with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) training requirement for "additional training that is required to ensure a safe operation" defined in Chapter 8 of IS-BAO.
  • Mountainous Terrain And Its Consequences
  • Flight Planning For Mountain Flying
  • Mountain Weather
  • Density Altitude
  • Approaches To Mountain Airports
  • Departures From Mountain Airports
  • Emergencies During Mountain Airport Operations

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