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#FlySafe

Mountain Flying in 57 Seconds

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Published on Mar 4, 2020

Flying over mountains can offer beautiful scenery and views you just can’t get from the ground. Whether it’s the Rockies, the Appalachians, or the Alps, mountain flying is often an unforgettable experience. However, keep in mind that mountain flying also involves more risks than flying over the flatlands.

Download our #FlySafe fact sheet: http://bit.ly/SE2019-02

Tip #1: Accept only 10+ VIS
Tip #2: Ceiling greater than Ridges + 2,000’
Tip #3: Check Winds Aloft Forecast
Tip #4: Wind less than 25 Knots
Tip #5: Beware of Mountain Waves
Tip #6: Downdrafts greater than 1,000 fpm
Tip #7: Rotors = Wind Sheer
Tip #8: High Density Altitude = Poor Performance
Tip #9: 3% Less Power per 1,000’ above SL
Tip #10: Higher TAS = Longer Takeoff & Landing Rolls

Watch the previous video addressing high density altitude concerns: http://bit.ly/2IhZvOe

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