Mountain Checkout

Enjoy the beautiful and scenic views of the mountains from the air by learning all the knowledge and skills needed to safely fly into some of California’s highest and trickiest airports and master the mountainous terrain.


  • Ground Instruction (2-3 hours)
  • Flight Training
    • Mountain: 4-6 Hours
    • Low-Mountain: 2-4 Hours
  • Student Pilots may perform a Mountain Checkout

Checkout Process

  • Get a Pilot Operating Handbook
  • Review ground training
  • Review Preflight
  • Review Four Fundamentals
    • Takeoff
    • Landing
    • Aerial Maneuvers
    • Emergencies

Disclaimer: All checkouts are based on pilot competency. It begins with instructor training and continues until pilot reaches safe competency in the aircraft. Checkout times and duration vary widely pilot to pilot.