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.

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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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