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October 26, 2013

Cold weather operations are just around the corner, whether we like it or not.  Just as it is time to get out the insulated coveralls and exchange our tee shirts and bermuda shorts for flannel shirts, sweatshirts and long underwear, it is time to get the engine covers out, check out our Tanis heaters and to brush up on how we can safely operate in cold weather.  During a recent preflight examination I remarked to my wife that those dark gray clouds "have ice in them", and, sure enough, we picked up unforecast ice during our climbout.

We encourage you to take time to review your cold weather operations and to take advantage of excellent resources available to you, like AOPA's Air Safety Institute website (http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Air-Safety-Institute.aspx),  Therein lies a great review of the subject.

Safe flying to you!

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