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FREE Mountain Flying Seminar
« on: May 30, 2017, 01:28:27 PM »
FREE Mountain Flying Seminar on Saturday, June 17 from 9am-1pm at Rainier Flight Service.  .

Pilot and photographer, Long Nguyen, will cover how to obtain weather for mountain flying using satellite images, weather radar, wind aloft, and reading the visual cues for wind.  He will also discuss the basics of mountain flying: understanding rate of turn, slow flight, recognize updraft and downdraft, using various maps to navigate around the mountain, recognize the illusion of rising terrain, and flying in the valley. 
Long Nguyen is the Chief Pilot for Washington Air Search and Rescue as well as a Senior Check Pilot of Washington Wing Civil Air Patrol.  He has flown many hours on searches in the Cascades and Olympic as well as taught lots of pilots the art of mountain flying for many years. 

For questions, please contact Amy at (425) 336-7445 or

Located at Rainier Flight Service at Renton Airport
800 W Perimeter Road
Renton, WA  98057
Office - (425) 610-6293
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