The Top Ten Practical Considerations for Mountain Flying
Each year a number of airplanes get bent or broken while flying in mountainous terrain because their pilots weren't prepared for the challenges. Mountain flying requires a clear understanding of and a healthy respect for those challenges. AVweb contributor R. Scott Puddy has several years of experience flying light aircraft over some of the most unfriendly terrain in the continental U.S. Here is his list of the "Top Ten" things the well-prepared pilot will consider when flying in the mountains.