Rockies Adventure Flight | enrollment information Other flights: Alaska Adventure | Wilderness Adventure
October 20 - 25 | November 24 - 29 | December 15 - 20
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Here is the perfect itinerary for the already Instrument Rated pilot to gain both proficiency and a strong feeling of confidence while learning IFR mountain techniques. Field Morey has put together a Six-Day course based on his 40 plus years teaching the IFR over the West coast.
The voyage begins for you and a flying partner at our home base in Medford, Oregon. Like all the Adventure series, the "Apollo" concept of training is used. While you take your turn at the yoke, your partner has the opportunity to observe from the back seat and share the knowledge until it's his or her turn.
The first day you will have an orientation session in the Cessna Turbo Skylane with its G1000 panel and GFC700 autopilot, concluding with a planning session for the week ahead. By the way, don't worry if you haven't flown a Turbo Skylane before. If you don't already have a high performance rating when you begin the trip, you will when you leave. The next morning the adventure begins!
Day Two takes you through the Pacific Northwest ending up in Missoula, Montana. You will quickly be introduced to the techniques of mountain flying as you cross both the Cascade and Rocky Mountain ranges in one day.
Day Three will find you flying from Missoula to Casper, Wy. Many mountain approach and departure procedures will be accomplished as you fly in and out of Montana airports and into Wyoming. Radar vectoring is mostly non-existent so your pilot-nav skills will be put to the test.
Day Four is an early morning departure into the high country before the weather develops. Aspen and Telluride are on the list. Then it's on to the scenic Four Corners region past Monument Valley, Lake Powell and finally the Grand Canyon before ending up in picturesque Sedona for the night. Today you will experience the value of the turbo and become familiar with the effects of high altitude flight. Naturally, oxygen and a pulse oximeter are basic needs.
The fifth day you will depart Sedona and head for the "meat-grinder" region of the LA Basin. You will learn all about the TEC techniques in southern California. Then it's on to Monterey for the night.
The final day, a “Bay Tour” winds you through the busy airspace of San Francisco past the Golden Gate Bridge into the wine country of Sonoma Country. The last leg is up the foggy Pacific coast and back into Medford.
Six fabulous days of learning, 32-36 hours of flying and great fun with Field as your guide! Paul Berge, Editor for IFR Magazine calls him the "Mountain CFII Legend". IFR Currency is not required. The trip will lead to a BFR and IPC (if the pilot is IFR rated) at its conclusion.