Instruction and certification

It is absolutely critical that pilots who endeavor to fly into remote regions and mountainous areas first receive specialized instruction. This is a discipline of aviation that is often underestimated and even misunderstood. It is the ultimate amalgam of seat-of-the-pants visceral flying, and the more academic disciplines of navigation, instrument flying, and weather interpretation.

Getting certificated (licensed) to fly

Stuff about certificates (Part 61 and 141) and regulation for type of flight (Part 91 vs 135) as well as ratings (LSA vs normal ASEL vs ASES etc)

Training resources

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  • I have a nephew in Longview Wa thinking about getting started on his PPL. He is only 15 and the Kelso Airport is very close to him which would make it easy for him to get to. Anyone have any experience with the flight school in Kelso? Know of any instructors in the area?

  • Hi Greg, in general these comments are for direct feedback or suggestions on the article they'e attached to. If you want the community to weigh in on Kelso, post your question in the forum where many more will see it.

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