Technique

Training and preparation are critical to safely flying in the backcountry, and this end of the aviation spectrum requires some specific skills rarely used in the asphalt world. Unless specifically noted, do not assume that the author is a CFI or certificated to instruct. Articles in this category are opinion and meant for entertainment purposes.

There exists a quality to visual conditions, and sometimes what is technically VFR is practically useless without instruments, as in the case of surface whiteout, or "flying inside a milk bottle."
Although not completely different than road tripping with the family, flying with the family, especially backcountry camping, can have its own unique challenges.

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