Ice, frost, and snow can accumulate on wings and other surfaces when an aircraft is parked outside on the ramp. The disrupted airflow can substantially alter flight characteristics. Do you know what to look out for on preflight? A basic knowledge of wing contamination and its effects will help you manage the risks of your next cold-weather flight.
Next week, AOPA will be transitioning to a redesigned website and a new membership management system in an effort to enhance your interaction with the association online. You’re invited to the sneak peek!