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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Flying In Winter Weather?

It's cold out there. Are you ready for winter flying?


  1. 1) Why does your airplane have better performance on a cold winter day, as opposed to a hot summer day?
    _ Night Flier _

    Cold air is more dense than hot air, which makes your engine, propeller, and wings more effective.

    Cold air is more dense than hot air, which makes your engine, propeller, and wings more effective.

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  2. 2) You're flying your Piper Cherokee on a cold winter day, and you start feeling sick. You think you might be getting carbon monoxide poisoning from the heater. What should you do?
    Jim Sher

    If you suspect you are getting CO poisoning from a leaking heater, you should immediately turn off the heater and open your windows and fresh air vents.

    If you suspect you are getting CO poisoning from a leaking heater, you should immediately turn off the heater and open your windows and fresh air vents.

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  3. 3) On average, one inch of rain is equivalent to how many inches of snow?
    _ Night Flier _

    According to the National Weather Service, on average, 1 inch of rain is equal to 10 inches of snow.

    According to the National Weather Service, on average, 1 inch of rain is equal to 10 inches of snow.

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  4. 4) You need to fly through visible moisture to get carburetor ice.
    mararie

    You don't need to be in visible moisture to pick up carb ice. You only need humidity in the air, and the right temperature range (which can be above freezing).

    You don't need to be in visible moisture to pick up carb ice. You only need humidity in the air, and the right temperature range (which can be above freezing).

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  5. 5) Sun dogs form by sunlight passing through:
    Gopherboy6956 / Wikipedia

    Sun dogs form by sunlight passing through suspended ice crystals. 

    Sun dogs form by sunlight passing through suspended ice crystals. 

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  6. 6) You just cancelled your flight because ice pellets started falling during your preflight. The temperature at the airport is 28 degrees F. What is the temperature of the air above the airport?
    FAA

    Ice pellets form from snowflakes or rain falling through an above-freezing layer, then falling through a freezing layer of air before impacting the ground.

    Ice pellets form from snowflakes or rain falling through an above-freezing layer, then falling through a freezing layer of air before impacting the ground.

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  7. 7) How much can frost reduce your wing's maximum lift?
    WireLizard

    According to the FAA, frost can reduce your wing's max lift by up to 30%.

    According to the FAA, frost can reduce your wing's max lift by up to 30%.

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Nice work, you have most of this winter flying down.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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