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Pilots From Far and Wide Travel to Lewistown for Winter Survival Clinic

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Winter Survival Clinic

One can never predict a plane crash or how long it may take to be rescued after one. Being prepared for such an event however, could be the deciding factor between life and death. Having knowledge in emergency landings, triage, and outdoor survival is key when flying the mountainous terrain of Montana.

Nineteen participants traveled, some from as far as Lake Tahoe to attend this year’s Winter Survival Clinic held at the Duvall Inn, located just outside Lewistown, Montana. Instruction was provided by retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Rod Alne, owner of the Peak Inc. in Butte Montana and Special Forces Survival Instructor Adam Pope of Mile Falls, Washington. Both instructors have many years of military experience along with extensive outdoor survival training.

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