Mountain Pass Flying

Passes, Passes and more Passes

A popular training scenario we frequently fly with pilot’s looking to learn mountain flying is this itinerary that includes some of the more challenging mountain passes in Colorado. This 3/4 day adventure focuses on terrain flying and pass crossing. From Eagle, we depart southwest over Cottonwood Pass, cross McClure Pass, Kebler Pass, Monarch Pass or Marshall Pass and then return through either Haggerman Pass or Tennessee Pass. If you’re looking for something even longer with some radical terrain we can omit Tennessee Pass and instead fly Freemont Pass to Vail Pass before returning from the east. Along the route there are also numerous opportunities for landings at challenging airports.