One of the more direct and popular ways to cross the Rocky Mountains is over the Wolf Creek Pass. In this entry about safely crossing the mountains of Colorado, I’ll point out how to accomplish this. As before, with my previous La Veta Pass entry, I’ll assume the flight is coming from east to west (right to left on the map). Continue reading →
In my continuing educational series of crossing the Rocky Mountains, up next is the southern route over La Veta, La Manga, andCumbres passes. This is one of the safest, and lowest ways over the Continental Divide. First, here’s a look at the route itself:
182’s ALL IN A ROW Had me a string of eastbound 182’s today. First one chose wisely and picked Alamosa, CO as his destination. There was a large line of thunderstorms from Denver south with Center Weather Advisories (CWA’s) and Convective Sigmets. The second one was going from Kingman, AZ to Jeffco Airport in the Denver area. After quite a few calls back and forth, he left for the next frequency and then he changed his destination to Alamosa as well. The next one sat out all the bad weather in Farmington, NM. She was going from Carlsbad, CA to Colorado Springs, CO. We spoke at great length about GPS’s and the weather. She’s a CFI in Carlsbad, very friendly. Continue reading →
BACKGROUND “The Hole” is an area of my Air Traffic Contol facility. Its a sector that is usually the only one open, in a dark, cool, empty space, hence the name. I work this sector quite a bit and a day doesn’t go by that something funny or interesting doesn’t happen. I plan to use this blog to document some of these stories, I hope you find it interesting.
GOAL To enlighten, educate, and entertain on the interesting world of Air Traffic Control through one persons eyes. Continue reading →
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