Survival after Forced Landing – California Mountain Flying Training – ATC Audio

Survival after Forced Landing – California Mountain Flying Training – ATC Audio

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Living through a crash in the mountains is the least of your problems!
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Mountain Flying Training with Jason Miller was awesome!
This is an other of many episodes that I am happy to share from the 2015 workshop!
If you’ve ever considered doing a mountain check out, I HIGHLY recommend giving Jason a shout!
The next Mountain Flying Adventure is September 18,19,20

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I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share. Feedback is invited; however, please keep it positive.


  1. I'm 14 I can't fly yet and I still watch your videos, I'm interested about flying and when I turn 16 I'm thinking of starting to fly gliders.

  2. Very informative, thanks…

  3. Another fantastic video Steve. Thank you so much for doing what you do.

  4. Excellent video as ever, look forward to seeing more from this course!

  5. thank you man for these important survival tips.

  6. Hi, I just came across your channel and think it is great. Your videos are top shelf. What movie edit program are you using? Keep up the great work.

  7. Good vid. I'll most likely not do a whole lot of mountain flying myself in the near future but still found it very interesting. Wes

  8. i am so gutted i have just come back from atlanta where the meet up was i would of loved to meet you steve 🙁 maybe next time huh;)

  9. Not a pilot don't want to be a pilot but still a great video!

  10. Great movie! The best flying weather of the year up there is coming up soon, about mid-Sept to the end of Oct. I'll be there–and over the hill in Nevada high-desert country–getting some licks in.

  11. Have been watching your channel since I can remember, thank you for all the videos. These videos have helped me achieve my first solo! please give it a watch on my channel :)

  12. Excellent content and production quality…you're really upping your game!!

  13. Great work mate again!!

  14. Very informative yet again! There are large remote areas here in Oz that are categorised as Designated Remote Areas and the carriage of survival equipment is mandatory. What is really needed though is this type of training so as to be fully prepared for the unexpected…

  15. Howard “Howardflyer” Lau

    Our Club dictates a PLB, after leaving the area we must press the "ok" button

  16. InformalGreeting

    Somehow I managed to miss a few months worth of your videos. Just wanted to compliment you on the production values. Your stuff has become so much more professional and polished. Great work, and I look forward to seeing what you do in the future.

  17. So when did you do this? Funny thing, there was a 62 year old woman surviving because she had exactly the right few things with her in those mountains over the last week or so.

  18. nice video… that would be an awesome trip to be on… Great Learnings !!!

  19. Another amazing video, as always. I was fortunate enough to get to fly with Howard on the trip. What an absolute badass he is.

  20. Finally something I know a little about… I like this teacher and his common sense approach , If your flying over wilderness or not get yourself some training on this stuff. spent many a comfy night in leantoos made with space blankets and heavy mil clear plastic as a convective trap with a fire ( popularly known as a supershelter on youtube but its not a new Idea and its pretty awesome) coordinated Air/Ground search and rescue has always been in my life since my teens a cadet in civil air patrol I was heavily involved in Hawk Mt Ranger training school in PA as a student then staff for several years . Later on in life all that real world training gave me such a leg up in situations from sere school to wilderness adventures and hunting trips gone sideways in the worst of conditions. Its a super useful skillset to have, just being comfortable in the woods with minimal gear and a little real world time practicing how to do it like the school you took. Ive always kept a foot in that world with voulenteer SAR outfits thoughout the last 20 plus years and never regretted a minute of it. Cant wait to see a followup episode on this one and keep up the great vids ! Youve inspired me to get back into flying in a small way , and Ill be taking the wife and our 7 year old boy up soon in the same 172 my wife and I flew on our 3rd date so many moons ago !

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