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Old 02-11-2018, 01:09 PM
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Default Flying > Cold

It's cold, but clear, and takeoff is a blast-off. Might be a Minnesota thing............

Took my best gal to lunch!

Scoped Out Lake Minnetonka:

Checked out the Dam along the Mississippi enroute:

Selfie on the way back to ANE:

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Old 02-11-2018, 01:12 PM
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Ummmmm what's all the white stuff on the ground??
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:42 PM
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Talking Flying > Cold

Those white clear areas are emergency landing areas this time of the year!

We have them around here as well.

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Old 02-11-2018, 02:10 PM
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Cool pix! (no pun intended)
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:36 PM
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-15c at 15,000' this week in Old Blighty.

Beautiful view though.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:58 PM
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Severe CAVU with about minus 2200 ft DA here in SE Michigan. Still plenty cold for good braking action on our snow-packed runway.

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Old 02-13-2018, 09:24 AM
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I was visiting friends in Great White North the other day. I didn't care about OAT because I was wearing a fur coat and mukluks. It was windy. As soon as I left the shadows of the hangars it took me 15 minutes to taxi 300 feet. I stopped three times and had to turn the airplane by hand. Couldn't fight the winds. Made it to the runway and took off from the middle. My hat is off to tenants at this airport.


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Old 02-13-2018, 11:06 AM
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:58 AM
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Nice pictures Pete, but having come from Minnesota and milking cows when it was below zero, its not for me anymore forever.

It is good though for controlling mosquitos.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mike newall View Post
-15c at 15,000' this week in Old Blighty.

Beautiful view though.
For the first flight of our new airplane in December I kept postponing the flight, waiting several days for the temperature to warm UP to -15C... on the GROUND!

Cold snow gives decent traction for our little airplane tires. It's when temperatures get up near the freezing point that things get really greasy!
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