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Instructor Debrief: Preparing for Winter

As winter approaches, have you taken the time to review your POH concerning winter/ice operations? Now would be a terrific time to do so. Review those ice penetration airspeeds, operating limitations on your deice and anti-ice systems, and handling characteristics of your aircraft in ice. If you haven’t watched the “Tail Plane Icing” video from NASA Glenn Research Facility on YouTube (and below), now would be a fantastic time to do so. Additionally, have you reviewed the effects of snow, ice, and slush on your takeoff and landing performance parameters? Remember: ‘Tis the season for runway freez’n”!!!

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