Wilderness Adventure Flight | enrollment information Other flights: Alaska Adventure | Rockies Adventure
Jun 23 - 27 | Jul 14 – 18 | Aug 11 - 15
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The Wilderness Adventure was designed to offer pilots both an instrument refresher as well as learning the skills for operating in the Idaho backcountry.
The course begins in Medford, Oregon with an orientation session the first day. You will be introduced to the Cessna Turbo Skylane with its Garmin G1000 panel and Garmin GFC 700 autopilot. A planning session for the week ahead will complete the orientation session.
Day Two the Adventure kicks in. You and your flying partner will be traveling north into Washington, Idaho and Montana, crossing both the Cascades and Rocky Mountain ranges in one day.
On Day Three the backcountry beckons! During the morning you will takeoff and enter the Idaho backcountry by way of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area, across the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, ending up in the Frank Church Wilderness area. We'll land at beautiful yet challenging US Forest Service backcountry strips, and try to be on the ground before the afternoon winds kick up, leaving you time to relax and enjoy the majestic beauty of the Idaho Wilderness. If fly fishing catches your interest, our host, Barry Bryant, is a registered Orvis guide and will lead you to the great trout streams just outside your cabin door.
The Fourth Day begins with an early morning takeoff when the air is at its best. Today we focus on the airstrips along the River of No Return. Bring your camera as you probably won't believe we are actually going to land at some of these "airports". By noon you will have a good handle on the "ins and outs" of mountain strips and be on your way to mastering canyon techniques. That afternoon we leave the backcountry and rejoin our IFR procedures as we wind our way though the high basin country beginning in Boise and ending up that afternoon for a little fun in Reno known as the "Biggest Little City in the World" Don't stay up too late as we depart early the next morning.
Day Five begins with a spectacular view as we shoot the GPS approach into Lake Tahoe. Then it’s past San Francisco Bay, the wine country of Sonoma County and in and out of the foggy coastal airports before returning to Medford. On this adventure, you and your partner will log more than 25 hours shooting multiple approaches and departures.
Five fabulous days of flying, learning and great fun with Field as your teacher, coach and guide! Paul Berge of 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.