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Building Your Library

The RAF Safety and Education Committee promotes safe flying through continuing education and training. While we do not endorse specific sources of information or training, we recommend that pilots continually educate themselves. To help pilots build a library of knowledge, we provide the following resources as a starting point.  If you have suggestions to add to this library, please email Tom Haefeli at thaefeli@theraf.org.
Books

Mountain Technique

Flying the Mountains by Fletcher Fairchild Anderson

Rim Flying Canyonlands with Jim Hurst by Pearl Baker

Mountain Flying Bible Revised by Sparky Imeson

Aircraft Technique

Guide to Bush Flying by F.E. Potts

Taildragger Tactics by Sparky Imeson

Aviation Weather

Mountain Weather: Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers and Snowboarders by Jeff Renner

Flying Colorado Mountain Weather by Margaret W. Lamb      

Region Specific

Fly Idaho! by Galen Hanselman

​Fly Utah! by Galen Hanselman

Articles & Video

Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing article by AOPA Air Safety Institute

Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing video by AOPA Air Safety Institute

Websites

AirNav
airnav.com

Adventure Pilot
adventurepilot.com

AOPA
aopa.org

Aviation Weather Center
aviationweather.gov

Backcountry Aviation
learntolandshort.com

Backcountry Pilot
backcountypilot.org

F.E. Potts Guide to Bush Flying
fepco.com

Fly Colorado
flycolorado.org

Foreflight
foreflight.com

Google Earth
google.com/earth

NOAA
noaa.gov

Idaho Aviation Association
idahoaviation.com

Recreational Aviation Foundation
theraf.org

Shortfield
shortfield.com

Supercub.org
Supercub.org

Weather Underground
wunderground.com

Apps

Avare
apps4av.com​