Three Things Pilots Need When Flying in Cold Weather

Flying in warm and sunny weather is a pleasure. Well, usually — down here in Texas things can get a mite warm, but climbing a little higher and cracking a window is an acceptable solution. Things aren’t quite as simple when the weather turns cold. Over the years I’ve learned that there are three things that every pilot should have when flying in cold weather that could make things easier or even save your life.

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Review: MyGoFlight Flex Glare Shield Mount

An iPad or other tablet is pretty much a requirement for modern pilots. The amount of information it provides is indispensable whether you’re doing some work in the pattern or blasting off on a cross country flight. But how do you keep your tablet visible and useful in the cockpit? MyGoFlight offers a variety of mounting options for their tablet mounting system, one of which is their glare shield mount.

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Review: Smith & Wesson SWPEN3BK Tactical Pen and Touchscreen Stylus

I’ve found that pilots appreciate well designed and specialized tools. Heck, some pilots still lug around their E6B flight computer because it works and it works well, even though the same thing can be done with an app on their phone. I was looking for a similar solution to my writing needs, a single tool able to draw on my tablet touchscreen and still write on the actual paper paperwork for each flight without breaking after a handful of uses. Enter the Smith & Wesson SWPEN3BK.

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Fuel Critical While Trying to Beat a Storm Into Chicago

My girlfriend and I had just spent a week in Cape Cod visiting friends and family. It was our first long distance flight in my Piper Cherokee, and things had gone fairly smoothly so far. I had made the trip the previous year and learned from the mistakes I made, ensuring that this time I brought a tarp to cover the airplane and prevent the water logged radios that plagued me on the last trip. But on the flight back things were about to get much more interesting.

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Flying Around the Alps

I just recently checked something off my bucket list that I had honestly thought would take me a lot more time to get around to doing, namely acting as Pilot In Command for an aircraft flying around the Alps during the winter. This was an amazing experience, and something that every pilot should try to do at least once in their life, in my opinion. I’ll try to document as much of the experience as possible here in a couple articles to hopefully make it a little easier to check this box for y’all as well.

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