It is that time of the year, time for cold weather in most parts of the country. We want to remind you to review your respective POH (AFM), §4 Normal Procedures, Cold Weather Operations, for a quick refresher. Here are a few pointers that may also be helpful:
Change the oil – If you plan on not flying the aircraft very often during the winter, it is best to put fresh oil in it at the beginning of the season.
Cover the pilot and static vents, engine inlets and exhausts – This will help keep insects, dirt and moisture from attacking your systems and engine. Be sure to remove the covers prior to flight !
Clean and polish your Columbia – This gives you the opportunity to look at your aircraft in detail to help reveal things that need some minor repair or maintenance. It also helps protect the paint from UV, oxidation and the elements.
If at all possible, protect the aircraft by storing it in a hangar.
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