Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Winter Flying? Another area for preparation, for aircraft and you...

Yep, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures lower...Fall is in full swing and half over -- which mean that Old Man Winter, well, it's only about six weeks out and inbound direct.

Here's an FAA site that can help you be ready for those lovely cold-weather flights:


Here's another that addresses aircraft preparation, specifically, with notes on avoiding somewhat arcane problems -- like crankcase-breather freeze-up and its nasty byproduct: engine failure, or heater-system problems and its equally nasty prospect of carbon-monoxide poisoning...


Be warm, be careful, be prepared -- and enjoy the unique wonders of winter flying.


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