Mountain Flying

Routes flown over the Alps. Click below for flight details and access to pictures

Gotthard pass

Via the Gotthard route in Switzerland from Hausen am Albis to Locarno, and back. March 2007.

Gotthard route
Gotthard route
Gotthard route in March, 2007
Gotthard route, 2007
Over the Gotthard looking south to Valle Leventina in March, 2007
Valle Leventina, 2007

Gotthard route to Lugano and Bergamo, and return the next day. September 2007.

Gotthard route in September, 2007
Gotthard route in September, 2007

More crossings

Approaching Urnersee, August 2008
Approaching Urnersee, August 2008

En route to Athens, June 2011
En route to Athens, June 2011


Gerlos pass

From Innsbruck to Zell am See via the Gerlos pass. Route flown in February 2008.

Inn valley, Ziller valley, Gerlos pass and Salzach valley
Inn valley, Ziller valley, Gerlos pass and Salzach valley
Approaching RWY 26 Innsbruck, February, 2008
Approaching RWY 26 Innsbruck
Alps SW of Zell am See, February 2008
Alps SW of Zell am See, February 2008


Salaach valley

Flown in February 2008, from Zell am See to Arnbruck.

Salaach valley
Salaach valley
Alps SW of Salzburg, February 2008
Alps SW of Salzburg, February 2008


Pötschen pass

From Wels via Pötschen pass to Niederoblarn in Austria, February 2008. We also passed Pötschen pass in May 2012 when we flew from Salzburg to Niederoblarn."

From Wells via Potschenhohe to Niederoblarn
Pötschen pass
Mountains near Traunsee, February 2008
Mountains near Traunsee, February 2008
Near Potschenpass, February 2008
Near Pötschenpass, February 2008


Gemmi pass

From Kagiswill to Sion via Gemmi pass, August 2008.

Gemmi pass
Gemmi pass
To Sion via Gemmi pass, August 2008
To Sion via Gemmi pass, August 2008
Gemmi pass
Gemmi pass


Simplon pass

From Sion to Firenze (Florence) via Simplon pass, August 2008.

Simplon pass
Simplon pass
Aletsch gletscher, August 2008
Aletsch gletscher, August 2008
Ganterbrucke to Simplonpass, August 2008
Ganterbrucke to Simplonpass, August 2008


Pragel pass

Over Pragel pass in April 2009, from Mollis to Reichenbach with less than perfect visibility.

Pragel pass
Pragel pass
Pragel pass, April 2009
Pragel pass, April 2009


Saanen, Col des Mosses

Route flown in April 2009, from Reichenbach to Saanen, then via Col des Mosses to Ecuvillens.

To Saanen, April 2009
To Saanen, April 2009
From Reichenbach to Saanen, then to Ecuvillens
From Reichenbach to Saanen, then to Ecuvillens


Brenner pass

The Brenner route in Austria and Italy between Innsbruck and Bolzano. May 2009. We also crossed the Brenner pass in July 2011, on the way from Portoroz to Muhldorf, and in July 2014, on the way to and from Tuscany.

Brenner route
Brenner route
North east of Bolzano, May 2009
North east of Bolzano, May 2009
Brenner pass
Brenner pass


Radstädter tauernpass, Obertauern

Via the Radstädter Tauernpass near Obertauern, between Radstadt and Mauterndorf in Austria. July 2010. Rene also crossed the Radstädter Tauernpass in July 2013 on a round-trip from Zell am See to Mauterndorf.

Radstadter Tauernpass, Obertauern, July 2010
Radstädter Tauernpass, Obertauern, July 2010
Radstadter Tauern pass
Radstädter Tauern pass


Loibl pass

From Klagenfurt to Ljubljana via the Loibl pass. July 2010.

Loibl pass
Loibl pass
Loibl pass, July 2007
Loibl pass, July 2007


Grimsel pass

From Hausen am Albis via Grimselpass to Munster (VS), August 2010.

Grimsel pass
Grimsel pass
Grindelwald, Bernese Alps, August 2010
Grindelwald, Bernese Alps, August 2010
Grimsel pass, August 2010
Grimsel pass, August 2010


Furka pass

Over the Furka pass from Sion to Samedan, August 2010. We also crossed the Furka pass in August 2012 on the way from Aosta to Reutte.

Furkapass and Oberalp pass
Furkapass and Oberalp pass
Furka pass, August 2010
Furka pass, August 2010


Oberalp pass

Over the Oberalp pass from Sion to Samedan, August 2010. We also crossed the Oberalp pass in August 2012 on the way from Aosta to Reutte.

Oberalp pass, August 2010
Oberalp pass, August 2010
Oberalp pass
Oberalp pass


Julier pass

From Sion to Samedan, August 2010; Julier pass. We also crossed the Julier pass in September 2013, from Friedrichshafen to Samedan.

Julierpass
Julierpass
Julier pass, August 2010
Julier pass, August 2010


Fluela pass

From Samedan to Friedrichshafen via the Fluela pass between Zernez and Davos, August 2010. We also crossed the Fluela pass in September 2013, from Samedan to Mengen.

Fluela pass, August 2010
Fluela pass, August 2010
Fluela pass
Fluela pass


Felber Tauern pass

From St. Johann in Tirol to Lienz. July 2011.

Felber Tauern route
Felber Tauern route
Grossglockner, July 2011
Grossglockner, July 2011
Passing Felber Tauern pass, July 2011
Passing Felber Tauern pass, July 2011


Plöcken pass

From Lienz to Trieste. July 2011.

Plocken pass
Plöcken pass
Plocken pass. July 2011
Plöcken pass, July 2011


Penser pass (Penser Joch, Passo di Penne)

From Portoroz to Muhldorf via the Penser pass and the Brenner pass. July 2011.

Penser pass, July 2011
Penser pass, July 2011
Penser pass
Penser pass


Gran San Bernardo pass

From Aosta to Reutte via the Gran San Bernardo pass, Furka pass and Oberalp pass. August 2012.

Gran San Bernardo pass, August 2012
Gran San Bernardo pass, August 2012
Gran San Bernardo pass
Gran San Bernardo pass


Bernina pass

From Reute to Sondrio. July 2013.

Bernina pass, July 2013
Bernina pass, July 2013
Bernina pass
Bernina pass


Albula pass

From Sondrio to Reutte. July 2013.

Albula pass, July 2013
Albula pass, July 2013
Albula pass
Albula pass


Schlappiner Joch mountain pass

From Sondrio to Reutte. July 2013.

Over Schlappiner Joch pass, July 2013
Over Schlappiner Joch pass, July 2013
Schlappiner Joch mountain pass
Schlappiner Joch mountain pass


Jaufenpass (Passo di Monte Giovo)

From Paderborn to Trento via the Brenner pass en Jaufenpass. July 2014.

Jaufenpass
Jaufenpass
Over Jaufenpass, July 2014
Over Jaufenpass, July 2014


Mont Blanc

From From Annemasse to Annecy. August 2016.

Passing the Mont Blanc, August 2016
Passing the Mont Blanc, August 2016
Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc


Mountain Flying resources

www.mountainflying.comwww.mountainflying.com
FAA Mountain Flying VideoMountain Flying
1970s FAA training film
AOPA Mountain Flying courseAOPA Mountain Flying course
AOPA Air Safety Foundation
Mountain flying publication from CAA New ZealandMountain Flying
CAA New Zealand

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