With a forecast for snow on Halloween in Chicago, the topic of winter has entered our vocabulary too early this year. Yet, with its arrival, the topic of cold weather operations seems right on schedule. Non-pilots commonly ask if GA pilots fly in the winter. After all, won't icing be an issue. These same people are amazed to hear that its often the best flying of the year. Clear skies, smooth rides, and performance that can't be matched. And the scenery.... Pilot and non-pilot alike, will always be amazed at the beauty of flying under a full moon above a snow covered landscape. To see the ground light up as the moonlight reflects off the white snow is a life changing moment. Of course, on the other side of the coin, it's best to not talk about freezing preflights, snowy runways, and that ice thing we don't want to think about!
Winter flight operations has a lot of implications that go beyond airframe icing. This week on SimoleFlight Radio, listen in as Brandon and Marc discuss the special aspects of preflight, flight and postflight during this interesting time of year. Plus, the SimpleFlight crew remind us that it's more than plane and pilot. Let's not forget our passengers. So bundle up, shake off the rust and get ourselves ready for the wonderful flying ahead of us.
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