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Winter Mountain Flying

VFR Winter Flying

Flying during the winter season can be one of the most spectacular experiences there is. Especially so in mountain areas when everything is white capped.

But winter time means that we have to take special preparations to saveguard ourselves and the aircraft from the cold, so that flying remains fun even in the cold season and does not become a life threatening situation.


Exhaust inspection interval piston powered aircraft.

Excerpt from the document:

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advises all owners and operators of reciprocating engine powered airplanes of an airworthiness concern. At this time, this airworthiness concern is not considered an unsafe condition that would warrant an airworthiness directive action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 39.

The report shows that after researching National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accidents related to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, the muffler system was the top source of CO. For the CO-related cases where the muffler was identified as the source of the CO leakage, 92 percent had a muffler with more than 1,000 hours of service.

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