Mountain and Canyon Flying Tips

Experience the thrill of real canyon flying!

The central Idaho wilderness: where the Main Salmon and Middle Fork Salmon River systems comprise the second and third deepest canyon networks in North America. Hell’s Canyon just to the west is the deepest. More than three dozen public use airstrips lie in the bottom of canyons or on ridges and mountain basins in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and surrounding areas, where pilots can find world class fishing, hiking, flying, whitewater rafting, and more.

The articles and material on this website should not substitute for real flying experience. They are intended to help pilots operate with greater forethought and safety when flying in mountains and canyons anywhere.  Like many other disciplines, this type of flying is a lifetime learning process. 

Although careful study of concepts and techniques is helpful, pilots are encouraged to seek instruction from a qualified and experienced pilot or CFI who is familiar with the area in which they intend to fly.