Truckee Tahoe Airport / The Ballad of Duckee Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a popular destination for travelers all around the world. But taking off and landing in its high mountain altitudes has some very unique challenges. The Truckee Tahoe Airport wanted to share some mountain flying tips in a fun and memorable way. And what’s more fun and memorable than a country-western music video?

Sung by a gravelly-voiced balladeer, the song details the legend of Duckee Tahoe, “the greatest darn pilot of the Sierra Nevadas.” Addressing all sorts of issues, from noise abatement to wind shear, this custom-written song provides a great set of handy reminders for new mountain flyers.

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