Revisited - license to learn nr. 2022/10 – ‘Winter is coming’ – fly another day!
Winter time is just a small step away again and we already had a sneak preview of what cold weather can have in store for us. The weather conditions are slowly changing and that brings along the usual – and for some pilots - new challenges. In wintertime you can have the best flying days of the year, but also the worst. From cold, crispy and beautiful weather with amazing views and great working condition for your engine, up to days with snow, ice and cold and nasty weather; the difference between a ‘walk in the park’ and a challenge, or even a ‘no go’. So let’s revisit last year’s license to learn no. 2022-10 in which to find tips on preparing yourself and your aircraft for the most common winter challenges. Remember that a good flight starts by being prepared for the worst! Don’t you agree?
First I will mention 15 ´things to consider´ (A), a not exhaustive list of general aviation do’s and don’t’s in cold weather. After that I will cover 2 more specific topics concerning ‘CO-detection’ (B) en ‘Flight over water’ (C). Hopefully this provides you with a beneficial refresher to be ready for this winter season.