Maneuvering Risks at Mountain Bowl Airports

The Swiss accident investigation team reconstructed the view from the Junkers Ju 52 cockpit to illustrate the absence of visible reference points, which made it difficult to detect the descent caused by the downdraft. Source: Final Report No. 2370 by the Swiss Safety Investigation Board on the accident involving the Junkers 52/3m g4e commercial aircraft, HB-HOT, operated by Ju-Air, on Aug. 4, 2018.
Business aviation’s most scenic locations are often the preferred destinations of Hollywood’s A-list and business elite. On an average day the ramps at popular destinations such as Aspen, Eagle, Telluride, Truckee, Sun Valley and South Lake Tahoe are filled with rows of business aircraft...

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