Vertical Limit Aviation LLC
BECOME THE ABSOLUTE BEST PILOT YOU CAN BE
LEARN TO FLY AT HIGH ALTITUDE IN BEAUTIFUL NEW MEXICO!
New Mexico’s unique terrain, altitude, and weather have allowed our instructors to develop a path to teach you to fly at the Helicopter’s limits; High Altitude, High Temperatures, High Winds, and High Density Altitude. When you train in these extreme flying conditions, you will develop Higher Skill Levels than your counterparts that have developed their skills in much more forgiving environments. Vertical Limit molds our students into proficient and competent pilots and prepares you to succeed in the aviation industry. Although nobody can guarantee employment, we pride ourselves in our track record of employment within the ever growing aviation industry after completion of our Pilot program. We look forward to continuing that tradition with you. Come take a discovery flight at either Vertical Limit Aviation location in Albuquerque or Santa Teresa, and see why we are not only the premier flight school in New Mexico but why we are the premier flight school in the United States. Whether it’s for pleasure or for career, we offer everything you need to stop dreaming and start flying!
High School diploma or equivalent
18 years of age
Aviation Medical Certificate
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
No felony convictions
Most importantly, have the right attitude and motivation to keep pursuing your new exciting career
Private pilot license
Commercial pilot license
Certified flight instructor
Certified instrument flight instructor
High altitude training
Regions on the Earth's surface (or in its atmosphere) that are high above mean sea level are referred to as high altitude. High altitude is sometimes defined to begin at 2,400 meters (8,000 ft) above sea level.
At high altitude, atmospheric pressure is lower than that at sea level. This is due to two competing physical effects: gravity, which causes the air to be as close as possible to the ground; and the heat content of the air, which causes the molecules to bounce off each other and expand.
Because of the lower pressure, the air expands as it rises, which causes it to cool. Thus, high altitude air is cold, which causes a characteristic alpine climate. This climate dramatically affects the ecology at high altitude.
High Density Altitude
Density altitude is the altitude relative to the standard atmosphere conditions (ISA) at which the air density would be equal to the indicated air density at the place of observation. In other words, density altitude is air density given as a height above mean sea level. "Density altitude" can also be considered to be the pressure altitude adjusted for non-standard temperature.
Both an increase in temperature, decrease in atmospheric pressure, and, to a much lesser degree, increase in humidity will cause an increase in density altitude. In hot and humid conditions, the density altitude at a particular location may be significantly higher than the true altitude.
In aviation the density altitude is used to assess the aircraft's aerodynamic performance under certain weather conditions. The lift generated by the aircraft's airfoils and the relation between indicated and true airspeed are also subject to air density changes. Furthermore, the power delivered by the aircraft's engine is affected by the air density and air composition.