Mountain flying

This 5 hour course comprises of 2 hours of classroom discussions on the complexities of mountain flying and short field operations and 3 hours of flying amongst the Highlands finest scenery. 3 hours flying will give you a comprehensive introduction to flying around the beautiful and wild Scottish mountains including landings at least one mountain airstrip. Mountain flying allows pilots to reach new and exciting destinations while providing adventures and challenges. If you're feeling that you need a new challenge and want to learn a little more, then this is the course for you.

This is an intensive and exhilarating course including vital handling and captaincy skills. The course includes:

  • Flight planning and navigation
  • Mountain weather
  • Decision making
  • Contour flying
  • Valley turns and positioning
  • Anticipation and planning ahead
  • Navigating mountain passes
  • Sun/Valley shadows (understanding false horizons)
  • Disorientation
  • Short Field operations

Please feel free to give us a call on 07729 776206 or 07985 039718 to discuss the course in more detail.