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Pilots Join Mountain Flying Clinic

October 16, 2021

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Thirteen South Dakota Wing pilots participated in a mountain flying clinic on October 9. The event, held virtually, was instructed by two CAP members from Utah Wing.

South Dakota Wing Director of Operations Jeremy Langrock had told the wing’s pilots that although little of South Dakota is mountainous, we operate regularly from the Custer airport, which is at 5,620 MSL, and annually fly a low-level route survey in Wyoming, which a designated mountainous area by the FAA, with one peak along the route reaching over 11,000 MSL.

The intention is to start adding the Mountainous Flying endorsement to SDWG Form 5’s and then eventually work on the Mountain Flying Certification on Form 91’s for Mission Pilots. 

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