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Mountain Canyon And Backcountry Flying

Author : Amy L. Hoover
ISBN : 1619547414
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"For more than a century, pilots have been intrigued by the challenges of flight in the highest mountains and the deepest canyons on every continent. Mountain, canyon, and backcountry flying allows pilots to get off the beaten path and enjoy the outdoors. It opens up a whole new world of recreation. Activities include airplane camping, hiking, fishing, and staying at guest lodges or bush camps in areas where there may not be roads or easy access either by land or water. Flying in these enticing environments often entail operations over relatively inaccessible terrain, and necessitates a mindset, discipline, and procedures necessary to operate efficiently and safely in a challenging and sometimes unforgiving environment. Operating over mountains, navigating through canyons, taking off and landing on unimproved, high altitude airstrips in confined areas, and maximizing airplane performance requires specialized skills. The authors and guest writers share information and tips gleaned from more than 150 years and 100,000 hours of collective experience as professional mountain and backcountry pilots and flight instructors. Recreational pilots to mountain flying instructors will find this book useful. Fundamental concepts include preparing for and conducting mountain and canyon flights, airport operations, situational awareness and emergency operations. Analysis of accident scenarios, accounts from the authors' own experiences, and contributions from seasoned backcountry pilots and instructors expand on material detailed in the text. Each chapter includes exercises to help the reader understand and apply the information to their own flying and beautiful illustrations to inspire pilots to seek out these awe-inspiring destinations."--Provided by publisher.
Category: Sports & Recreation

In Pursuit Of Possibilities

Author : R K Dick Williams
ISBN : 9798563425330
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In two of his previous books, R.K. "Dick" Williams describes two of his life's adventures ("Aged In Saltwater, A Journey Through the Pacific Islands," 2014, and "Notes From the Cockpit, A Mountain Pilot's Perspective," 2015). A third book, "Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying" (Hoover and Williams, 2019), is a culmination of much of the technical data Williams developed over his varied aviation career. In this memoir, he gives the reader "the rest of the story," describing a life full of wilderness experience, special animals, family, friends, motorcycles, music, mentors, and more. From his interesting "pre-existence" to his life-lessons learned, "In Pursuit of Possibilities" certainly lives up to its name.

Faa Aviation News

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ISBN : NWU:35556039041322
Genre : Aeronautics
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Backcountry Mexico

Author : Bob Burleson
ISBN : 029279164X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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If you've always longed to strike out through the open country of northern Mexico armed with frying pan and bedroll, then this guide to the people, culture, folkways, landscape, and language of rural Mexico is for you. Out of twenty years of travel in backcountry Mexico, authors Bob Burleson and David Riskind have produced perhaps the most practical and accurate guide available for the unconventional tourist—the man or woman who prefers to get off the beaten path by foot, burro, mule, canoe, raft, or vehicle. Going well beyond the usual tourist guidebook entries, Backcountry Mexico will help you hire a guide and burro, navigate rural roads and trails, and communicate with the friendly and, sometimes, unfriendly folks you are likely to meet in a rural setting. In addition to English-Spanish and Spanish-English vocabulary lists containing both standard words and numerous terms relating to people, conditions, land, and situations not ordinarily encountered in tourists' lists, the authors have provided literally hundreds of helpful phrases and short conversations in easy-to-use sections arranged according to topics. Experienced unconventional travelers themselves, Burleson and Riskind have become experts in such subjects as "Eating and Staying Well on the Road, " "Camping in Mexico, " "Rural Mexican Village Life," and many more. Their experience, and the resultant wealth of language and cultural information contained in this guide, will help you to enjoy your trip ancd to better understand and appreciate the people and the land you visit. Throughout the book, the language examples are interwoven with beautifully illustrated anecdotes about culture and lifeways, so that the traveler is equipped with practical knowledge as well as appropriate behavior and speech. Fascinating in its treatment of a culture that is little known and unique in its coverage of rural-style Mexican Spanish, Backcountry Mexico will prove invaluable to anyone who ventures forth into northern Mexico.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Aopa Pilot

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123411246
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Bush And Mountain Flying

Author : "CC" Milne Pocock
ISBN : 1942634676
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This book focuses mainly on highly advanced techniques and skills required to operate safely in remote, challenging and extreme conditions.Any pilot who is looking for training or mentoring in Bush and Mountain Flying skills and techniques should seek it from an appropriately skilled, experienced and knowledgeable pilot in this field and not a flight instructor whose claim to fame is flying around the ¿cabbage patch¿ or only flying charters or airliners. A flight instructor rating does not qualify one as an instant ¿flight guru¿, knowledgeable in all aspects of flying, nor does it make one an appropriately skilled, experienced and knowledgeable pilot in bush and mountain flying. The techniques in this book explore the very edge of the airplane's performance envelope and include flying close to stall speeds at low altitudes and thus are extremely dangerous to inexperienced pilots without the required skills and judgement.

Bound For The Backcountry

Author : Richard H. Holm
ISBN : 0615681123
Genre : Air pilots
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The Idaho backcountry has the most unique mountain and canyon flying found in the lower forty-eight states. For the first time a comprehensive history of nearly one hundred of the state's isolated airstrips has been compiled, detailing the construction and historical events of each. The most southerly airstrips included are those at the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and northward through the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Combined with the history of each individual location are fascinating stories related to homesteaders, runway owners, boaters, hikers, pilots, and airplanes. Highlighting the incredible amount of information are maps and over 1,000 black and white photographs.
Category: Air pilots

101 Best Aviation Attractions

Author : John F. Purner
ISBN : 0071425195
Genre : Transportation
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Author John Purner, who gave his fellow pilots The $100 Hamburger and the $500 Round of Golf, is back with a unique compilation of 101 not-to-be-missed aviation events, sites, and adventures. Purner details how to get there, where to stay, how much it's going to cost, and everything else you need to get the most out of the fabulous attractions. * Convenient regional organization * Coverage extends to the Cayman Islands, France, and the UK * Includes historical landmarks, aviation museums, air shows, and more * More than a directory, Purner only includes carefully chosen top attractions * Author's companion website allows readers to log on and share experiences and recommendations
Category: Transportation

Hiking Grand Staircase Escalante The Glen Canyon Region

Author : Ron Adkison
ISBN : 9780762767533
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“FalconGuides point the compass to the best spots to play, climb, hike, fish, and be.” – Lace up your boots and sample fifty-nine of the finest trails in southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the stunning 1.2-million-acre Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. With thorough descriptions and detailed maps, this book leads you to both well-known and little-used trails, and it includes several backpack trips and a wide variety of day hikes. Whether traveling down remote desert roads or up serene canyons, you will be rewarded with vivid memories and a yearning to return. For more than thirty years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Features: Hikes suited to every ability Directions to the trailheads Trail Finder for best hikes for novices and families, moderate day hikes, strenuous day hikes, and backpacking trips for all levels Comprehensive trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and canine compatibility for every featured hike Information on fees and permits, contacts, campgrounds, and more
Category: Sports & Recreation

Flying The Mountains A Training Manual For Flying Single Engine Aircraft

Author : Fletcher Anderson
ISBN : 0071410538
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 32.63 MB
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This training guide diminishes the dangers and doubles the thrill--and safety--of flying single-engine aircraft at high altitudes in mountainous regions. Logically organized by phases of flight--from preflight preparation to landings--the author combines statistics, techniques, and examples of actions (correct and incorrect) that real pilots have taken in actual flight scenarios. * Details training that offsets mountain flying mistakes * Describes the effects of altitude on pilots and aircraft * Outlines cold weather operations and precautions * Includes search and rescue operation procedures * Reviews take-off conditions from airport mountains
Category: Transportation


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ISBN : UOM:39015065054960
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32437010710685
Genre : Law
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Category: Law

Adventure Guide To Idaho

Author : Genevieve Rowles
ISBN : 1556507895
Genre : Travel
File Size : 39.35 MB
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This guide explores the sports on offer in Idaho, such as skiing, dog-sledding, hiking, wildflower spotting and swimming in mountain lakes. It gives comprehensive coverage of ski areas, with details on tour operators and explores sights and attractions in major towns and cities.
Category: Travel

Wild Thing

Author : Stacy V. Gebhards
ISBN : IND:30000067292148
Genre : Nature
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And experience the peculiar embarrassment of frying the state record trout for breakfast."--BOOK JACKET. "Wild Thing is at once a funny, lively discourse on life in the Idaho wilds, and a very personal account of the work of Idaho Fish and Game officials, people we too often dehumanize as uncaring bureaucrats."--Jacket.
Category: Nature


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ISBN : UOM:39015058313381
Genre : Gliders (Aeronautics)
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Category: Gliders (Aeronautics)

Arizona For Dummies

Author : Edie Jarolim
ISBN : 0764569384
Genre : Travel
File Size : 86.28 MB
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From hiking the Grand Canyon to shopping in Scottsdale, Arizona offers fun for outdoor adventurers and urban explorers alike. On your trip, this friendly guide will help you unwind—no matter how you define it. Enjoy the best of Arizona with: Two fun day trips outside the Valley of the Sun Full coverage of the Grand Canyon and Hopi and Navajo country Great suggestions for enjoying the nightlife Tips on shopping and outdoor sports and activities Like every For Dummies travel guide, Arizona For Dummies, Third Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss—and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
Category: Travel

National Park Guide

Author : Michael Frome
ISBN : 0671884182
Genre : Travel
File Size : 85.91 MB
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Environmental journalist Frome highlights the diversity of the national park service areas, from the swamps of the Everglades to the windswept, checkerboard mesas of Zion National Park. Vivid portraits of each park point out the history, wildlife, geology, and unique points of interest. Color maps and photos.
Category: Travel