Are pilots ever really ready for winter when they have just flown through summer?
They could be this year...
It's not just about de-icing, its about which de-icing fluid to ask for under which circumstances. It's not just about contaminated runways, it's about what the runway is contaminated with - and how much of it. Plus coefficients of friction supplied (maybe) by ATC. Do you know what they mean for your aircraft type? How would you use them? What does "braking action fair" mean in the USA? If the runway has just been snow-ploughed and treated, what does that mean to you?
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