Strategies for Avoiding Airport Departure Obstacles

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I was in Aspen, Colorado, about 15 years ago, sitting in the FBO with at least 10 other crews all doing the same thing: looking at the overcast. The obstacle departure procedure for the Aspen-Pitkin County/Sardy Field Airport (KASE) simply says, “use SARDD DEPARTURE.” That departure procedure...
James Albright

James is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot with time in the T-37B, T-38A, KC-135A, EC-135J (Boeing 707), E-4B (Boeing 747) and C-20A/B/C (Gulfstream III…

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