McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars LLC, est.1997, is an internationally recognized company that conducts flight & ground training for primary & advanced pilots; providing the skills and knowledge needed to operate safely in the unique environment of the mountain and canyons, involving off pavement landings.  With the guidance of Lori and the help of her instructors, McCall Mountain Canyon Flying has developed into the most prominent backcountry flight school in the nation. Their instructors are some of the most recognized backcountry pilots in Idaho and Utah.

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This school offers individual and group instruction as well as individualized mountain/canyon tailwheel endorsements.

Our tailwheel training is conducted off pavement in high density altitude environments.

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"A local Cessna 150 owner stopped me yesterday to tell me about his plan to convert his 1959 Cessna 150 into a bush plane by installing a Texas Taildragger kit, big tires, and a 150 hp engine. “It’s going to be a mini [Cessna] 180,” he said. I encouraged him.

After we parted, I thought to myself that it seems as if flying air-port-to-airport for the proverbial $100 hamburger has been pushed aside in favor of exploring the backcountry in a personal airplane. It appears that everyone wants a “bush” plane these days.

Airplanes suitable for bush operations are available. But are you, as a pilot, capable of operating safely “out there?”

Read the full article here:  So, you want to be a Bush Pilot?

Lori MacNichol will be the first person to tell you that the greatest gift she ever gave herself was learning how to fly. 

Aviation education is central to why Lori flies. Believing that fear and mistakes come from not knowing enough and not being comfortable enough, she has dedicated herself to teaching others how to fly in the backcountry, sharing the idiosyncrasies of the unique place and what is required to be a good, safe pilot in such a special place.  Whether it's training pilots or preserving infrastructure, Lori is all about making sure others can experience the same feeling she gets from flying through the Idaho wilderness.

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Our Mission

McCall Mountain and Canyon Flying Seminars LLC provides advanced aviation safety courses to address the special type of airmanship skills and knowledge needed to operate safely in the unique environment of the mountains and canyons.

This school strives to promote aviation safety and incorporates the education of edicts and responsible use of the wilderness areas in which pilots fly,

Lori MacNichol
President, McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars LLC

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