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Mountain Flight Training

Started on November 28, 2021

Conquer the Rocky Mountains

Colorado has some of the toughest mountains to navigate through, but if you have never flown in the mountains, you don’t know what you’re missing! Our instructors fly in the mountains all the time and we would love to share the experience with you.

Visit us and we will talk about mountain weather, density altitude, aircraft loading, route selection, survival gear to carry, planning, communications, and we’ll get you to as many airports as your schedule allows. Our specialty is operating in and out of high altitude airports close to skiing, hiking and fishing. 

Your mountain flying course is tailored to your needs and provides the option of using your plane or ours. Our simulator will enhance the experience to demonstrate high density altitude operations, terrain avoidance using ODP’s and planning.

Mountain Flight Training Options

The mountain flying course includes a ground discussion of topics specific to mountain flying, safety and survival techniques. A typical flight plan can include, but is not limited to, Buena Vista, Leadville (the highest airport in the continental US), Aspen, Steamboat Springs, and Eagle/Vail.

Typical Scenarios
  • Obstacle departure procedures in the mountains

  • Challenging mountain instrument approaches

  • Equipment failures & emergencies

  • Mountain range crossings

  • Circle to land approaches

The adventure can be accomplished in one of our fleet aircraft or your own aircraft that meets some minimum mountain requirements. The training may also qualify for a flight review, instrument proficiency check, or part of Cirrus Transition Training.

1-Day Introduction to Mountain Flying
($300 Savings)

Independence Aviation Flights (Use Our Airplanes) Personal Flight (Use Your Airplane)
$2,595
G3 SR22 Turbo
Perspective
$2,795
G5 SR22 Turbo
Perspective
$2,895
G6 SR22 Turbo
Perspective Plus
$795
G3 SR22 or SR22T Turbo
Perspective
  • 2 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 4 Hours of Aircraft Instruction
  • 4 Mountain Landing Destinations
  • Cirrus Turbo Aircraft Rental
  • Flight Fuel
  • Oxygen and Cannula
  • TKS Fluid
  • Leadville Landing Certificate
  • Completion Certificate
  • 2 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 4 Hours of Aircraft Instruction
  • 4 Mountain Landing Destinations
  • Destination Lunch at KLXV*
  • Leadville Landing Certificate
  • Completion Certificate

1-Day Introduction to Mountain Flying
($300 Savings)

Independence Aviation Flights (Use Our Airplanes)
$2,595
G3 SR22 Turbo
Perspective

$2,795
G5 SR22 Turbo
Perspective

$2,895
G6 SR22 Turbo
Perspective Plus
  • 2 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 4 Hours of Aircraft Instruction
  • 4 Mountain Landing Destinations
  • Cirrus Turbo Aircraft Rental
  • Flight Fuel
  • Oxygen and Cannula
  • TKS Fluid
  • Leadville Landing Certificate
  • Completion Certificate
Personal Flight (Use Your Airplane)
$795
G3 SR22 or SR22T Turbo
Perspective
  • 2 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 4 Hours of Aircraft Instruction
  • 4 Mountain Landing Destinations
  • Destination Lunch at KLXV*
  • Leadville Landing Certificate
  • Completion Certificate

3-Day Mountain Flight Training Course
($650 Savings)

Independence Aviation Flights (Use Our Airplanes) Personal Flight (Use Your Airplane)
$6,095
G3 SR22 Turbo
Perspective
$6,295
G5 SR22 Turbo
Perspective
$6,695
G6 SR22 Turbo
Perspective Plus
$2,195
G3 SR22 or SR22T Turbo
Perspective
  • 6 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 9 Hours of Aircraft Instruction
  • 4 Mountain Landing Destinations
  • Cirrus Turbo Aircraft Rental
  • Flight Fuel
  • Oxygen and Cannula
  • TKS Fluid
  • Leadville Landing Certificate
  • Completion Certificate
  • 6 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 9 Hours of Aircraft Instruction
  • Lunch at Mountain Destination (TBD)
  • Completion Certificate

3-Day Mountain Flight Training Course
($650 Savings)

Independence Aviation Flights (Use Our Airplanes)
$6,095
G3 SR22 Turbo
Perspective

$6,295
G5 SR22 Turbo
Perspective

$6,695
G6 SR22 Turbo
Perspective Plus
  • 6 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 9 Hours of Aircraft Instruction
  • 4 Mountain Landing Destinations
  • Cirrus Turbo Aircraft Rental
  • Flight Fuel
  • Oxygen and Cannula
  • TKS Fluid
  • Leadville Landing Certificate
  • Completion Certificate
Personal Flight (Use Your Airplane)
$2,195
G3 SR22 or SR22T Turbo
Perspective
  • 6 Hours of Ground Instruction
  • 9 Hours of Aircraft Instruction
  • Lunch at Mountain Destination (TBD)
  • Completion Certificate