You may be taking this seminar
because you are planning a trip to the Idaho or Utah backcountry, or
because you plan to fly enroute over extensive, remote mountainous and
canyon areas. Regardless of the reason, you are about to enter into a
flight regime that may be entirely new, different, and perhaps a little
intimidating. This course specifically addresses flight into the heart
of the Idaho back country, but the knowledge and techniques you will
study can be judiciously applied to any type of flying that you may do
"off the beaten path".
Like many other disciplines,
mountain and canyon flying is a lifetime learning process. Operating an
aircraft in mountain and canyon areas is not a do-it yourself project;
you should not attempt to learn concepts and techniques solely from
reading books or watching CDís, no matter how good the photos or text.
If you plan to fly in mountain and canyon areas you should seek
instruction from a qualified and experienced certified flight instructor
who is familiar with the area in which you wish to fly.
Our decision to form McCall
Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars, LLC in 1996 was based on our
observation that general aviation flying in the Idaho backcountry was
growing more popular. We wanted to establish and make available to the
private flyer the resources and knowledge that veteran backcountry
pilots could contribute to help promote education and safety with
regards to flying in this unique area
We recognize the need for
offering a course curriculum that addresses many of the aspects unique
to operating in mountain and canyon areas, specifically the Idaho and
Utah backcountry, where wilderness use and impact issues are of
paramount importance. It is with this objective that we offer the ideas
and suggestions employed in this course.
McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying
Seminars, LLC are FAA WINGS approved seminars. Our course and
training manual does not claim to be inclusive nor comprehensive; it
merely reflects some of our observations and opinions regarding certain
aspects of mountain and canyon flying. These observations, suggestions,
and opinions may vary from those presented by other sources, and no
claim is made with regards to our suggestions being absolute axioms. We
do not advocate nor conduct operations anywhere other than established
airfields that are open to public access.
We are pleased that you are
considering attending our course and hope your experience will be
educational and rewarding.
McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars LLC