"N112WN, I'm going to need you at 14,000 feet in 30 miles - will this be a problem?" For the pilot of a regular Commander 112, that question from Salt Lake Approach would have drawn an "unable."
But N112WN is no ordinary Commander. This is "your" Commander, the AOPA Commander Countdown Sweepstakes aircraft, and it's fresh out of a Big Piney, Wyoming, shop with a new turbonormalizer. ( You can read all about the latest updates to this one-of-kind Commander.) They know a bit about mountains in Wyoming. And speaking of mountains, checkout the latest online course from the AOPA Air Safety Foundation - " Mountain Flying."
July 8, 2005