Flying the Mountains, by Fletcher Anderson

Flying the Mountains

by Fletcher Anderson

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ISBN-13:
9780071410533
Copyright Date:
2003
Other Identifiers:
0071410538
Pages:
332
Binding:
Paperback
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Flying the Mountains is a training manual for flying single engine aircraft above mountainous terrain offering a keen understanding of the challenges and conditions of high mountain flying.

This well written book offers a more common sense approach to mountain flying including issues of altitude, mountain winds, and of "reading" the weather.

Accidents are discussed as examples of bad decisions describing what happened, why, and how it could have been prevented. In this book, the author's vast personal experiences are emphasized rather than are charts and graphs as in other similar books on this topic.

Many references are made around the mountains, ridges, and passes of southwest and central Colorado. However the information is appropriate in any region in which the terrain is high or abrupt enough to influence conditions.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Altitude
effects of altitude
performance charts
effects on engine performance
effects on aerodynamics
effects on performance
more airplane is better
effects on pilots
supplemental oxygen
cold weather operations
Mountain Flying
global weather
weather information sources
observing the weather
Reading Mountain Weather
clouds and types
temperture inversion layers
lenticular clouds
mountain wave
nacreous clouds
kelvin-helmholtz wavelets
small scale mountain winds
reverse direction winds
Mountain Flying Strategy
the mountain environment
takeoffs
departures
en-route
narrow valleys
unlikely canyon turns
crossing a pass or ridge
too late to turn back
instrument flight in the mountains
Specific Mountain Weather Concerns
flight above the clouds
flight under clouds
scud-running
fly around inclement weather
night flight over mountains
Almost Home
descents
approaches
landings
Only In The Mountains
unconventional operations
flight close to terrain
soaring flight
Advanced Mountain Flying
practice
graduated exposure
advanced instruction
summary

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