The challenge of winter flying can be stressful. As we know, winter weather is often very dynamic. Successful winter travel is based on smart navigation of winter weather; no matter what sort of snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain you may encounter. As always, it’s most important to arrive safe and sound.
This season, winter has been wrought with extreme cold, and a new set of problems for travelers. Fast-moving storm fronts bring wind gusts, snow drifts and heavy ice. These conditions require careful planning in order to minimize their effects. The so-called "polar vortex," a weather system of dense, frigid air is blamed for at least 21 cold-related deaths across the country. It spread to the East and the Deep South, shattering records that in some cases, have stood for more than a century.