Mountain Flying in Beautiful BC 5 Replies A flight with member Skylar Pridham that shows the beauty and ruggedness of the terrain near our home airport.
It’s a flight we do early on in our commercial program to allow students more freedom to travel to airports throughout BC. Of course, you don’t require a CPL to do it, a PPL would suffice, simply contact myself or another flight instructor and they can arrange a time to take you up into the mountains and teach the techniques and decision making that go into mountain flying. A PPL if you don’t already hold one can run around $12,000.
Ok, how much time and money before I can do that?
Another option to consider is the Recreational Pilot Permit (RPL) which is not as costly. Limitations are 2 persons only in the aircraft, no night flights or flying into the US.
If you’re looking to cut costs further, you could also consider an ultralight license that would allow you to fly Advanced Ultralight aircraft. Some AULA designs can be quite capable.
We restrict the students to a max. altitude of 3500′ for CYXX to Tipella. From Tipella to CYXX via Spuzzum we fly at 4000′
What altitude did you use Yxx to Tipella Skylar? I remember sweating on a couple of mountain checks on that route.