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NEWS | Dec. 6, 2021

All Aircraft: Cold Weather Prep, Icing and Winter Hazards

On a cold, windy afternoon, Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, refuel a AH-64 Apache helicopter Jan.
Photo by Charles Rosemond
Wintery weather brings many maintenance challenges, so make sure you’re on top of cold weather operations by thinking about environmental factors, operational procedures, training and hazards. Click on the image below and take a look at the attached Flightfax 5 article (Oct 21) to ensure your unit is addressing all four:
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Speaking of hazards, icing can cause significant trouble for your aircraft. The article below (also from the Oct 2021 Flightfax issue) will help you avoid that trouble. It explains icing in general, as well as structural and induction icing, and the impact all forms of icing can have on your aircraft. 

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The bottom line: maintainers are the first line of defense in preparing for cold weather and avoiding icing hazards.  
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