What do you think we Gophers do in the Minnesota winters? Our lives are quite normal and perhaps our weather is more normal than many parts of the country. Put warm gear aboard in case of emergency, install an engine heater and have fun with increased performance. Lots of VFR days and for those IMC days just go above and have fun and don’t be foolish about icing. Please come in January and we’ll fly to Duluth for breakfast.
Gordy from Minneapolis - #37
Gordy, I live in a similiar climate in terms of snow and temperature. Don’t forget that my 800 nm trip home will probably involve at least one frontal system. The “dry cold” of the prairies and a delay a day due to a big snow storm is not my concern. I am totally unfamiliar with the expected whether NEXT to a large body of water during the winter. This was basis of my question.
My intent is to make sure that I can arrange enough time off to not feel pressured to “get home” if 3 day periods of freezing fog are the norm in January. I do some consulting locally and find that in the winter still fly commercially 1/4 of the time due to weather issues when I cannot reliably forcast my arrival/departure times.
I am probably an overally cautious flyer but thats who I am. Will hold you to the breakfast!
This whole thing will be a moot point if Cirrus does not have a type certificate for Canada at that point. Full spin training required in Canada still. The fact that the aircraft does not spin will no doubt have justified another big work project for the Transport Canada burocrats!