07 October 2011

Mountain Flying in the Rockies

Last week, 27-30 September, I took a mountain flying course out of Rocky Mountain Metro Airport (KBJC) taught by John Bowman of Western Air. I had never been to Colorado prior to this trip; it was the first time this flatlander so much as laid eyes on the Rocky Mountains. The experience was life-altering.
On the ramp after landing at Leadville (KLXV)
The terminal building at Leadville, elevation 9,927 feet MSL