Currently, training in a Cessna 172, recreational flying has been a longtime goal, and after taking a fall hiatus from training, Don has a few weeks left to receive his private pilot certification. Once he stays in one city long enough, he plans on completing it by this Spring. Throughout the process, Don has migrated his training from Houston to Scottsdale to McCall and back to Houston. “Although I wouldn’t recommend it, the upside of this training process is that it does allow a pilot to become familiar with different airspaces and different flight instructors.”
When meeting with your flight instructor, ensuring that they break down the lessons in a way that aligns with your learning strategies will make a difference in effectively assimilating the information. With the Club’s close proximity to the McCall Municipal Airport, Whitetail Club is an expansive beginner’s area for flying.
“McCall’s airspace is not only scenic, but it takes out a lot of the congestion and air traffic control stress that a Houston or Scottsdale training facility would have,” said Jefferis. “Flying in Idaho is a great way to increase your reach of new and interesting locations, particularly the backcountry.”
McCall is also home to the McCall Smokejumper base, which offers a program that equips participants with a diverse skill set on managing and suppressing wildfires, prescribed fire planning, and implementation.