Welcome to the February Issue of The BAC Bulletin & DA News! Whether or not you’re a fan of winter flying, the fact is that planes usually perform better when flying in cold air. We give you a mechanical overview of why. Also in this issue, we revisit Captain Sullenberger, and what we can learn about safety following the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
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Why Planes (Usually) Perform Better in Cold Weather
Cold weather flying has its challenges and downsides. But many pilots love winter flying, not only for its unique beauty, but because their planes seem to perform better than in warmer temperatures. Here’s why.
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Sullenberger on Safety: Revisiting the “Miracle on the Hudson”
It’s been four years since Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger hit a flock of geese, and then heroically landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. In the interest of safety, we review what we can learn from Sully, and the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
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