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Features January 2016 Issue

Winter Flight

Winter Flight

Even if you’re a winter-flying veteran, winter requires more preparation and a mindset adjustment from flying in fair weather. Here’s a quick review to help you adjust.

For those of us flying IFR in locations with a high probability of a white Christmas each year, we often need to recalibrate our aeronautical mindset from summer. We have to switch our weather default from “Where are the thunderstorms?” to “Where is the ice?” Winter brings us more challenging preflights, engine starts and airport operations. Even though we are all experienced instrument pilots, it’s still worth taking a few minutes to think about cold weather operations as we head into the worst of the season.

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