The intent of this course is to teach the essential skills and knowledge necessary to safely enjoy this challenging and immensely rewarding form of flying. Becoming a safe and competent Backcountry Pilot requires a mastery of “stick and rudder” skills, a near encyclopedic knowledge of mountain and canyon meteorology, and adopting a mindset of always being prepared for the unexpected.
Since pilots flying in the backcountry are inherently at a greater risk of becoming isolated from civilization, we teach the practical knowledge and skills required to be able to survive, initiate rescue, and ultimately return home safely. This portion of the course is taught exclusively by veteran U.S. Air Force Survival Instructors and Pararescuemen; people that have applied these lesson in the “real world”, and know what works and what doesn’t. This is an intensive course. Expect to receive around 18 hours of one-on-one dual flight instruction, 12 hours of ground lectures, and 18 hours of hands-on survival training.
Course fee: $11,390
The price includes Private cabin and meals at Sulfur Creek Ranch, 7 days of hands-on survival instruction, and a custom TacAero survival knife.
Sulphur Creek Ranch, ID (ID74)
June 2-4 (Limited Availability)