Tag: Mountain Flying


Jet Aircraft Landing – Mammoth Airport – Phenom 100 – Video

10

Jul 2013

Jet Aircraft Landing – Mammoth Airport – Phenom 100 – Video

It was another blue sky day in Southern California and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to fly a jet aircraft, the Embraer Phenom 100, solo to Mammoth Mountain Airport. I put a few gopro cameras in the cockpit and the rest was easy. Sit back and enjoy the flight. Flying To Mammoth I have been flying in and out of Mammoth airport...

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Destination Elimination Game

20

Jan 2013

Destination Elimination Game

The wonder of general aviation has so many facets but the one my wife and I come back to on a regular basis is that it is our time machine. General aviation makes it possible for us to take trips that would otherwise be impossible. This day started as many before it, a cup of coffee, some pancakes and eggs and the question, “where do...

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Flying Into Mammoth Mountain Airport

30

Nov 2012

Flying Into Mammoth Mountain Airport

I had the opportunity to fly into Mammoth a week after Thanksgiving to play in the snow for the day. I told a couple people about this flight and they appeared intimidated by the idea of flying into Mammoth Airport. Mammoth airport sits at an altitude of 7,135 feet which qualifies it as a mountain airport. It also sits in a valley that subjects it...

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Should You Carry A Survival Kit?

02

Jun 2012

Should You Carry A Survival Kit?

I was reading a news story recently about a Cessna 172 that crashed in the mountains with a family of 3 aboard.  They all survived, took shelter in the airplane overnight and tended to their injuries. In the morning they made a cell phone call to 911.  It seems that they didn’t even remember that they had a cell phone until it rang.  I could...

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