The Backcountry Pilot Training Program is an advanced training that transforms airplane pilots into experienced elite aviators, with taildragger aircraft endorsement as an optional recommendation.
We teach our students the art and science of navigating mountainous terrain and weather patterns; allowing them to safely chart a course through mountain ranges, rather than simply fly over them. We train them on how to safely maneuver their aircraft within confined areas; allowing them to explore valleys and distant geographies. We instruct them on how to carry out operations outside the airport safely; giving them unhindered access to secluded beaches, secluded gravel bars, and remote mountain ranges.
Students must understand that this type of advanced training is demanding. It takes time and dedication to master the essential skills needed to safely travel through these unforgiving environments. Pilots who accept the challenge are rewarded with access to the world's most remote and magnificent wilderness areas, which remain inaccessible by any other means, adding to the ease of adapting to flight in any other environment.