7. Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying
By Amy L. Hoover and R.K. Dick Williams
Aviation Supplies and Academics
Flying in the mountains and valleys of the great American West is a serious and seriously rewarding pursuit, one not to be taken for granted or ever taken lightly. In their comprehensive volume on the subject, Hoover and Williams, both experienced back country aviators and educators, discuss every imaginable element of flying the backcountry, including the terrain itself, which they discuss in great detail, weather considerations, equipment, landing environment, aircraft performance, safety hazards and much, much more. And they do it all with careful attention to the real risks, discussing throughout actual accidents that have taken place in the backcountry and the lessons we can learn from them. Mountain, Canyon, And Backcountry Flying is a compendium of wisdom and proven risk mitigation strategies that have taken the authors tens of thousands of hours of backcountry flying to amass. At a suggested retail price of $39.95, it’s not a cheap book, but if you’re planning to fly in such spectacular country, it’s a book you need by your side.