Fly-In Tips from Commander Bill
Cold Weather Tips
November to March are the coldest months at the airport with overnight lows ranging from the high teens to low twenties. For early morning engine starts and departures, keep a few tips in mind.
If possible, use a multi-grade oil in your engine. If you are going to be flying on regular you might consider installing a tanis electric block heater on your engine to plug in a few hours prior to take-off. If we've had a particularly cold night, a preheat by the line crew works great. Finally, remember to keep your engine RPM's low until the engine is up to normal operating temperatures.