Flight from Aspen to Leadville across Hagerman Pass

September 22, 2010

Flight in a Cessna 182 over Hagerman Pass. Departing from Aspen (ASE) enroute to Leadville (LXV). This was taken in 1999 during the Colorado Pilot Associate Mountain Flight Training. By Andrew Sarangan.


3 Responses to “Flight from Aspen to Leadville across Hagerman Pass”

  1. AnalgesicBalm on September 22nd, 2010 1:21 am


  2. asarangan on September 22nd, 2010 1:44 am

    It was not turbo. I don’t recall exactly, but my guess we were doing about 200fpm towards the end. This was in spring, so density altitude was high. No O2 in the plane. I was living in ABQ at the time, so was acclimated high elevations. We routinely flew +10k. In fact I tried climbing to 13500 the other day with a pulse oximeter (after living at low elevation for 7 years), and my O2 saturation dropped precipitously and started to feel dizzy.

  3. kfhoov on September 22nd, 2010 2:28 am

    Nice…hear the strobes…was this 182 wasn’t Turbocharged was it (wondering how long it took to get to 13999)? Did you’ll have oxygen in the plane anyway or just keep it under 30min? Have any idea the size of the engine..235,250,300?

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