Mountain Flying 101: A Close Call

Following the magenta line is fine, until there isn't one. A healthy respect for conditions and knowing how to reverse course saves the day.

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The day started out with perfect July flying weather in Washington State. I convinced my girlfriend to fly with me to Stehekin State Airport (6S9), located at the end of the beautiful, 50-mile-long Lake Chelan, where millions of years ago, glaciers scooped out the valley. I was well-prepared for the flight and even put a […]
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