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A Pilot’s Guide to Winter Flying

December 11, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

In this seminar, we will look at the considerations and challenges that occur when flying in cold weather. Winter flying involves knowing how you, and your aircraft, will operate in the cold, and how that differs from the summer months. This seminar will cover winter ground operations, including aircraft surface contamination, starting your aircraft, and runway surface conditions, as well as winter weather and aircraft performance. We will also look at airborne icing, and winter survival.

About Cynthia Murphy
Cynthia Murphy started her career in aviation by attending Seneca College, earning a diploma in Aviation and Flight Technology. After graduation, she obtained a Class 4 Instructor Rating, and started teaching people to fly at the Buttonville Airport in Toronto. After a few years of flight instruction, Cynthia moved to the operational side of the aviation industry. She worked as a licenced, Type A airline dispatcher for several years, moving to various locations across Canada, until she landed back in her hometown of Ottawa, with a flight dispatcher position at Nav Canada. After 10 years as a flight dispatcher with Nav Canada, Cynthia furthered her career at Nav Canada taking on the challenge of Manager, Level of Service, where she conducted Aeronautical Studies, and then, as an Instrument Procedures Designer. Now as Director, Aviation Operations for COPA, Cynthia is enthusiastic to be working with the general aviation community.

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