Ski Country Flying

Vail offers world-class skiing. Nearby Eagle County Regional is a great airport, but getting there IFR is not for the faint hearted—or the unprepared.

Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE) is the main airport that services the Vail ski area. At over 6000 feet field elevation, it presents many of the challenges of a high-altitude runway in the Rockies, and a few unique ones. Did I mention it is surrounded on all four sides by mountains reaching over 11,000 feet? […]
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