Editor's Log

December 2011 Issue

Assimilating Winter Weather

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, winter has arrived. Parts of the U.S. already have seen their first snowstorm of the season and some fair-weather pilots have resolved to hang up their headsets until spring. That’s unfortunate, since winter flying offers some of the most satisfaction pilots can have. Think about it: The air is colder and denser, so the aircraft performs better, the air is clearer, so you can see farther, and fewer of your peers will be clogging the traffic pattern. Flying over a snow-covered countryside can be a special treat, too.

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