Mountain Week!!

From October 22-28th the JAARS training staff and orientees camped out at the Avery County Airport, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  The purpose was to gain as much experience as possible in the areas of terrain flying, canyon turns, ridge crossings, watershed navigation, and landing at short, sloped runways with obstacles, as well as a bit of practice doing aerial drops.  The Lord blessed us with beautiful weather and we were able to accomplish all that we needed in a shorter time period then was planned.  This was great because we were able to leave early and avoid a snow storm that moved into the mountains the day after we left!  I learned a ton, and gained valuable experience!  And we got some great pictures and videos!!  Enjoy!  I will be posting the videos from my Facebook page, so if you want to see more click here to check that out as well!!