Mountain Flight Training | Mountain CFI Colorado
Mountain Flying in Colorado
One of the greatest thrills of being a pilot in Colorado is the opportunity to fly throughout the majestic Rocky Mountains. With high deserts, snowcapped peaks and many interesting public-use and private airports, mountain flying can be the highlight in a lifetime of flying.
Mountain flying isn’t without risk. Narrow and sloping runways, one-way airports, density altitudes in excess of 10,000 feet and unpredictable and abrupt changes in weather will test any pilot’s decision-making abilities and skills.
Statistics show that pilots without the training and skills needed for safe flight over mountainous terrain often get themselves into situations which are beyond their capabilities. The risks of mountain flying are minimized when a pilot fully understands the conditions commonly encountered in mountainous regions, specific challenges of destination airports, and the performance characteristics of their aircraft. If you’re someone who learns to fly with us, mountain flying will be second nature and you’re already a competent mountain pilot by the time you get your license. If you choose to rent from us we require a mountain checkout or mountain class before renting. Any pilot with their own aircraft is highly encouraged to do the same checkout or training before flying in the mountains. This checkout can be accomplished all through one-on-one instruction. At Alpine Flight, pilots have the opportunity to train with Colorado’s most experienced and qualified flight instructors that fly daily in the Rocky Mountains.
Give us a call and we can answer any of your questions and schedule training. One of our instructors will help you work out the details of your training. You may call (970) 401-5105 to speak with an instructor or schedule.