December 2022: Winter Operations, Meet CFII Gordon Landale & More!
The Mike Goulian Aviation team would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season!
Need a last minute stocking stuffer? It’s not too late to shop MGAV gift cardsand Cirrus swag at one of our three locations, KBED, KPYM or KLCI!
Monday, December 26th – Closed
Monday, January 2nd – Closed
Please note – all scheduled lessons are still a go!
When it comes to frost, even the slightest contamination could cause your wing to lose performance and even make it difficult to get off the ground. Here are some ways you can defrost your plane before taking off:
- Spray TKS to melt the frost/ice and wipe clean. You can use a garden-style sprayer. (There two approved fluids, AL-5 and DTD-406B).
- Park your aircraft facing the sun and wipe the melting frost off. (This can take time).
- Move your aircraft to a heated hangar until the frost melts.
Have you met CFII, Gordon Landale?
Gordon is a Massachusetts native, inspired to fly at an early age by his father and brothers. He left the area 30 years ago to join the Army. Upon retiring from 25 years of service in the Army’s Special Forces, he turned his love of flying and teaching into a professional flight instructor career.
As a Master Flight Instructor, Gordon has more than 2,000 hours of flight time and 1,200 of instruction given. The only thing he enjoys more than flying is being able to share it with others, helping people reach their goals, building safe, competent, and confident pilots while having fun in the process. Passionate about safety and continuing education, Gordon is also a FAA Safety Team (FAAST) volunteer representative.
He recently moved back to the northeast and joined the MGAV team in June 2022. When he’s not instructing, he enjoys traveling New England with his wife and three young daughters.
Pro-Tip of the Month by Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, Sean Brodeur
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