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Flying in the Colorado Rockies - A Free Mountain Flying Seminar
Mountain Flying Essentials
Date and Time:
Saturday, April 8, 2023, starting at 10:00 Mountain Daylight Time Download Calendar File
David Cole
Brief Description:

David Cole is an aviation manager, and currently serves as Chief Flight Instructor for Colorado Northwestern Community College FAR 141 program at Rangely, CO, through the SLC FSDO. David's prior experience includes being a DPE for Douglas A-26 type rating examinations through the DEN FSDO, and a former FAA ASI assigned to the Geographic Division of the Denver FSDO.  David has also served as a Line Check Airman, and former commercial airline pilot.  Over his 30+ year career, he has held a diverse array of operational and consultation positions, including as a flight crew member, flight instructor, corporate director, and airport manager.

This two hour session is ideal for private pilots, flight students, local professional flight crews, and other frequent flyers to Eagle County (EGE), Aspen (ASE), and Rifle (RIL). This seminar will cover the essentials of flight planning, changing mountain weather, and tips and tricks to help you traverse some of the world’s most challenging, yet rewarding, terrain.

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Location of Seminar:
Vail Valley Jet Center Maintenance Hangar
517 Airport Road
Gypsum, CO 81637
Gypsum, CO 81637
Directions to Venue:

The Vail Valley Jet Center Maintenance Hangar is located on the north side of the Eagle County Regional Airport.  Airport Road can be accessed from Highway 6.  The facility is located at the end of Airport Road; drive past the Control Tower and HAATS (High Altitude Army Aviation Training Site) There is a large parking lot at the end of the road an a pedestrian gate to access the facility.  

If flying to the event advise the tower you would like to park at the north side, the facility can be access from B4 or B3.  B4 will require taxi back to the east past the helicopter ramp for the Colorado National Guard Facility.

The seminar is being held on the 2nd floor conference room.  

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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  EGE
40 seats at the facility, 11 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Sponsoring Division:
FAA Safety Team Denver
Contact Information:
Paul Gordon
Phone: (970) 390-0271
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Sponsored by Signature Flight Support

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Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
½ Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
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