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Introduction to Mountain Flying – Landscapes of the Alps

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Introduction to Mountain Flying – Landscapes of the AlpsImage Id:126454
Introduction to Mountain Flying – Landscapes of the AlpsImage Id:126455

This work is intended for light aircraft pilots but also for those who are passionate about beautiful mountain landscapes. For the pilots who wish to broaden their field of expertise and improve their flying practice, this work gives the elementary information that is needed for the basic principles of mountain flying. For landscape enthusiasts, the photographs grouped together in this compendium make it possible to catch a glimpse of the mountains from angles that are inaccessible, except by plane.

This work is composed of two parts.

In the first part, the main machines used for mountain flying are listed. After a short history of the genesis of these machines, their technical characteristics and conditions of use are mentioned. Alpine and Pyrenean mountain airfields as well as their situation and characteristics are then presented. This part ends with a brief presentation of the necessary knowledge and best practice for mountain flying.

The second part offers a list of the top landscapes with comments on procedures and information concerning good practice to take off, fly and land in the mountains. The in-flight photographs are associated with journeys from Méribel altiport, on both sides of the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, from the Aravis mountain range to Serre-Ponçon lake.

A bibliography is finally presented for additional knowledge about the information contained in this book.




  • The Piper Cub and its variants
    • Characteristics of the PiperPA18
      • Jodel planes
    • Versions of the D11
    • Characteristics of the D119
    • Characteristics of the D140R Abeille
    • Characteristics of the DR400-140B
  • Rallye planes
    • Versions of the Rallye
    • Characteristics of the Rallye Commodore 892


  • History
  • General characteristics
    • Corlier
    • Courchevel
    • L'Alpe D'Huez
    • La Motte Chalancon
    • Megève
    • Méribel
    • Peyresourde
  • Synthesis for mountain airfields and passes altitudes


  • Preparation of the airplane
  • The engine
  • Fuel management
  • Flight preparation
  • Taxiing on the mountain airfield
  • At the ground test point
  • Take-off
  • Outbound leg
  • Flight conditions
  • Radio information
  • Evolutions in the mountain relief
  • Environmental protection
  • Meteorology
  • Aerology
  • Navigation
  • Integration into the circuit
  • Final approach and landing
  • Short-stay parking
  • Night-parking 


  • Around Méribel
  • Towards Megève
  • Interlude
  • Towards Mont Blanc
  • Towards L'Alpe D'Huez et Barcelonnette
  • Towards the Vercors Massif
  • Towards Grenoble - Le Versoud 








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