Idaho's wilderness - so vast and remote that back-country flying is the best way to travel and appreciate nature!
"Slow Flight, Abort Point & Density Altitude"
Preparing the aircraft for slow flight, Density Altitude Practical Application, Defining Abort Point Aviation
FAA FAASTeam Seminar (Advanced WINGS)
Friday: WORKSHOP 9AM-4PM:
"Flying The Mountain Extremes"
Saturday: Free Seminar 12PM: “Mountain/Canyon Flying Easy as 1,2,3!"
Mountain Canyon Flying Presentations:
Friday, May 19 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Saturday, May 20 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Fundamentals of Aircraft Control & Focus of Skills by Lori MacNichol-Gregory
Understanding your aircraft in "Slow Flight" is critical to Aircraft Control. This multimedia presentation will focus on the special skills needed to operate in the Backcountry which will focus on “Low Altitudes Maneuvering in Confined Areas” understanding skill sets, with a special section on “Conventional Gear Ground Control”.
Lori's seminar for the McCall Airport Fly-in
Feb 20-21, 2016: McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars will be conducting a 2-day Mountain/Canyon Flying Workshop at the 32nd Annual NorthWest Aviation Conference and Trade Show. Lori MacNichol-Gregory presented this comprehensive workshop Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, 2015 at Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA. www.washington-aviation.org/NACoverview.html).
This year, Lori MacNichol spoke at the annual Oshkosh fly-in.
February 21-22, 2015 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show at the Western Washington Fairgrounds BOOTH # 614
December 2, 2014: McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars spoke at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center for their “Safety Stand-Down Event” at the MacDill AFB, Florida. Lori MacNichol-Gregory gave a presentation titled “Flying the Idaho/Utah Backcountry, Easy as 123!"
May 16-17, 2014: Idaho Aviation Expo in Idaho Falls.
June 21, 2014: Super Cub Fly In at Johnson Creek: Lori will be a speaker.
February 23-24, 2013: Northwest Aviation Conference, Puyallup, WA: Lori held a 2-day Mountain and Canyon Flying workshop. We were at booth #118.
December 13, 2011: Lori was invited back to appear on D4K, a show on Idaho Public Television.
November 17th, 2011 : Paso Robles, CA - The ACC of Southern California hosted a wine tasting and dinner at the Eberle Winery. Lori gave a 20 minute aviation safety presentation about Flying in the Mountains and Canyons of Idaho. This was a members only exclusive event. Contact our office with questions
May 20-21, 2011 - Idaho Aviation Tradeshow @ the Aero Mark Hangar in Idaho Falls Airport (KIDA) - Lori presented a 2 part workshop about Mountain and Canyon Flying May 21st from 9AM-11AM and 2PM-4PM, and we had a booth! Be sure to Register on the FAAST Website:
March 12, 2011 - Camarillo, CA - Lori conducted a Mountain and Canyon Flying 5 course workshop for the Ventura County Ninety-Nines. The location was at the Dept of Airports Building Meeting room on the field at KCMA. Her workshop was titled "The Ins and Outs of Mountain/ Canyon Flying" 99's website for more information.
February 26-27, 2011 - Puyallup, WA - Northwest Aviation Conference. Lori presented a 5 part mini seminar. We were at booth #606.
November 11-13, 2010 - AOPA Summit 2010 - Lori gave a presentation Friday and we were exhibitors as well at Booth #105
October 9th, 2010 - Texas Husky Fly In - Lori gave a presentation Saturday night about "Flying the Idaho/Utah Backcountry ~ “Aim point-Airspeed” ~ Pavement, Devils, & Dirt"
August 14, 2010 - McCall On The Fly - Lori spoke about "Flying the Idaho/Utah Backcountry... Aim point-Airspeed... Pavement, Devils, & Dirt" at 9:00AM MDT in the McCall Air Hangar. Visit their link for more information: McCall On The Fly
June 5th, 2010 - Caldwell Air Show - We had a booth and Lori spoke on June 5th. Register for WINGS credit using Select #NM1132707
May 21st, 2010 - Wallowa County Pilots Association - Lori presented "Flying the Backcountry Safely. Easy as 1, 2, 3" Select #: NM1132111
February 20-21, 2010 - Puyallup, WA - We presented and exhibited at the Northwest Aviation Conference. Booth #623
October 16-17, 2009 - Sand Point, ID - Lori spoke at the FIRC about Low Altitude Maneuvering.
October 25-27, 2009 - Santa Ynez, CA - Lori visited the Alisal/ ACC (Aviation Country Club of California)
August 29, 2009 - Lori was the featured speaker at the Fly In '09 at the Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, ID. Presenting "Flying The Idaho Backcountry... Easy as 1,2,3" Registration for WINGS credit with Select #NM1126588. For more information, visit their website.
July 17-19, 2009 - Calgary, Canada - Lori gave an Introduction to Mountain Flying course at the COPA Convention Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. View the article here.
July 9, 2009 - McCall, ID - Lori spoke for the CT Fly In at the Hunt Lodge Meeting Room .
June 19-21, 2009 - Lori spoke at the Johnson Creek Supercub Fly In.
May 30-31, 2009 - We exhibited at the Rocky Mountain West Aviation Expo (Booth #201). Also, Lori presented "Mountain/Canyon Flying ~ Aim Point Airspeed!" on Saturday, May 30th at 1:00pm Expo Idaho, Room #2. Registration for WINGS credit was with Select #NM1125383.
April 23, 2009 - Lori presented "Flying Idaho's Backcountry" at the Taylor Craft Meeting at the EAA/CAP facility in Nampa. Registration for WINGS credit was with Select Number: NM1125027
April 24, 2009 - FIRC in Nampa @ the Sleep Inn- Lori will be presenting Mountain Flying and Density Altitude.
November 6-8, 2008 - Once again, Lori was a speaker and we exhibited at the 2008 AOPA Expo in San Jose, CA.
June 20-22, 2008 - Lori spoke on Saturday at the Supercub Fly-In.
May 16th, 2008 - Sandpoint, ID "Flying the Idaho Backcountry, You Found it... Now What?!" Presentation by Lori MacNichol. This is a SPANS Event which qualifies as a WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program. Registration was using Select # NM1318169. Contact Information: Chris Popov 208-264-8001. Sponsored by the Northwest Mountain FAASTeam. Click here for more information.
May 3rd, 2008 - Lori was a speaker at the Alaska Airmen's Show . This event ran the whole weekend of May 3rd & 4th. The Alaskan Airman show has sold itself since 1998, attracting pilots and safety enthusiasts from a far. Lori joined other guest speakers such as Phil Boyer, the president of AOPA and Bobby Sturgell, the FAA Administrator.
April 17th, 2008 - Lori was a speaker for the CAA - Columbia Aviation Association. This was a SPANS Event, which qualified as a WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program.
April 19th, 2008 - Lori spoke at the CFI Refresher Course in Nampa, ID which was presented by Frank Lester of the Idaho Division of Aeronautics.
December 8, 2007: Lori traveled to Costa Rica to give an Aviation Safety Presentation to the LightHawk group. LightHawk's mission has been to address a broad range of issues, strengthening their partners’ efforts by offering the aerial perspective on the issues they consider critical and enabling them to gather data and documentation for their campaigns. They have been providers to their partner organizations, the media, decision-makers, community members and researchers since 1979, making them the largest and oldest volunteer-based environmental aviation organization in North America. They have completed thousands of flight missions involving more than 700 flights each year for hundreds of partners throughout ten countries in North and Central America.
Aug 18-19, 2007: Root Ranch Fly-In – Lori gave an aviation safety presentation.
May 16, 2007: North Idaho Seminar: Lori’s presentation introduced her experience and safely knowledge of the Idaho and Utah backcountry through a multimedia power point presentation.
Feb 23-25, 2007: Northwest Aviation Conference:
Each year over 12,000 aviation enthusiasts gather at this conference in Western Washington to see what is new in the aviation industry. Lori spoke of her knowledge and experience of backcountry flying in Utah and Idaho. She also appeared in an article in the Washington Aviation Association “In Course” magazine. This article included a short biography of Lori’s flying experience and a description by John Kounis of his flight with Lori. Lori MacNichol spoke about "Mountain Flying Proficiency and Safety" on Saturday, Feb. 24th. We were proud to be on the program COVER! Take a look!
Mar 10-11, 2006: Idaho Aviation Festival:
This seminar focused on the finer points of drainage navigation, airspeed control, and airstrip observation that will make specialized approaches and departures delightful possibilities with comfortable outcomes. Lori spoke of the next level of the Idaho and Utah backcountry through a multimedia power point presentation that was instructional in nature which included digital video of the backcountry.
Feb 26-27, 2005: Northwest Aviation Conference:
The Northwest Aviation Conference is the best attended Aviation Safety Seminar on the west cost. This conference drew over 15,000 attendees. In addition to the seminars, an aviation trade show featured 150 exhibitors. Lori presented an overview of her McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars providing an educational introduction to the special type of airmanship skills and knowledge needed to operate safely in the unique environment of the mountain and canyons of the Idaho Backcountry.
Mar 10-12, 2005: Idaho State Festival:
This festival included educational seminars, training, hands-on activities for children, involvement from the general public, keynote speakers and more. This event attracted aviation enthusiasts from across the country.-
April 23, 2005: Skagit Regional Airport: Lori gave an Aviation Safety Presentation
Idaho's wilderness - so vast and remote that back-country flying is the best way to travel and appreciate nature from above.