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Too Cold for Comfort - Preparing for Winter Operations
Preparing For Winter Flying Hazards.
Date and Time:
Saturday, January 21, 2017, starting at 09:30 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Sandra Smith (FAASTeam Represenatative and Educator), Bob Sutherlin
Brief Description:

Sugar Valley Airport (SVA) is a virtual "Airport Garden of Eden". It's a premier destination to which to fly or drive.  FAASTeam volunteers and the SVA folks will make your visit memorable and enjoyable.  Tour the scenic grounds.  Attend an informative FAASTeam aviation seminar and learn what aircraft preparations you can make now that cold weather is here. Can flying through a snow shower be hazardous?  You will hear about special preventive maintenance tips, preflight planning, en route considerations, aircraft servicing, static electricity hazards, and more. Door prizes, refreshments, and fun for all. Seating is limited. Click on the link below to register TODAY!

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Location of Seminar:
Sugar Valley Airport
249 Gilbert Rd.

Mocksville, NC 27028
Directions to Venue:

From I 40, take Exit  174, Farmington Road. Proceed North on Farmington Road for 2 miles. Turn right on Pinebrook Drive which becomes Gilbert Road and ends at the Sugar Valley Airport. Look for FAA Seminar signs.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
Yes  5NC2
45 seats at the facility, 0 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
FAASTeam and the Greensboro FSDO
Contact Information:
Phone: (336) 409-6796
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Sponsored by Sugar Valley Aviation

WINGS Seminar Schedule

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Registration, refreshments, socializing in the Blue Hangar. Meet your presenter, Billy Carter, the 2015 winner of the FAA Safety Team Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year Award. Billy is internationally known as a Stinson restoration expert. 

9:45 – 10:45: “Too Cold for Comfort: Preparing for Winter Operations” in the Blue Hangar. Cold weather is here along with the seasonal operating headaches associated with starting, heating, and maintaining an aircraft.  Winter operations can be challenging for any pilot, amateur or professional. Attend this seminar and learn what preventive maintenance tasks you can accomplish and procedures to follow in order to  prepare your plane for cold weather operations.

11:00 -12:00 "The Dreadful Duo: Cold and Dark" in the Blue Hangar, presented by Bob Sutherlin, FAA Safety Program Manager. Visibility and aircraft performance peak in the winter but unfortunately they are accompanied by additional risks and hazards unique to winter flying. Discover how to mitigate these risks by learning the hazards associated with cold-weather flying and night operations.


Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
GA Airworthiness
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