Cold Weather Operations Winter Flying Tips for Cold Days
So when exactly is night?
61.57 - a ridiculous regulation. You can do 3 takeoffs and landings an hour after sunset and it still isn’t night, or maybe it isn’t daylight?
Winterization kits - on they come for winter.
Preheat - heated dipsticks.
Forced air heater
If you need to wear a winter coat you should probably preheat.
Below 32F. 0C and 15F, -5c should preheat. Below -5C need to preheat.
Heated hangar or at least a hangar.
Removing ice and frost
Driving fluid. Hold over times.
Runway condition. How about taxiways?
Ice on a runway or taxiway.
Landing on an unplowed surface -Don’t.
Blankets, gloves and hats.
A winter survival kit.
Run ups. Wait until you have oil temperature.
Flying in snow. It may not stick to the plane.
In a pinch a credit card Dan remove frost and ice.
Sublimation. Park into the sun.
Sunglasses. Snow blindness.