I wouldn't want to do it. I have had lunch with those guys before, nice group of pilots, but I'd leave aviation before I'd do that for a living.Bryan D said:Central Air Southwest, I always wondered what it was like flying around Michigan in the winter for $1500. a month in a Aero Commander.
No, those 600 hour wonder grads are flying at the regionals. Probably yours. Takes a little more than that to fly freight, last I checked.RJPilott said:Not very smart if you ask me. Must be a recent grad with his first new job.
How do you know the hangar was warm?Yeah, lets go taxi in unplowed snow drifts after coming out of a warm hangar where anything that is possible to freeze up the brakes or gear could happen. Then, after we do that, lets take a trip around the pattern with no windshield anti/de-ice just so we can make a video and scratch our fingernail through the "thick ice" (oh wait.. it was "hard ice").
Im in for 5 bucks that says this pilot doesnt make it past 3000TT if anyone wants to start a pool.
But hey, it was a cool video. Now i know what its like to be a jackass.
Actually is does matter. Ever heard of something called supercooling (in relation to airframes)?RJPilott said:And it doesnt really matter if the hangar was warm or not (although, looking e the next Bob Hoover... haha
Exactly. Type IV comes to mind.Thedude said:If your a/c has the proper protection the effect can be negated but this guy did not even have a heated windshield or glycol dispenser (as far as we can tell). Kinda dumb in opinion.
Didn't see it freezing up on taxi. Must have missed it.RJPilott said:(although, looking at that windshield freeze up in a matter of seconds on taxi, i think its safe to say the snow was melting then re-freezing on the windshield).