Temperature Inversions

I'm sure you all remember the international standard atmospheric lapse rate from your ground school (it's 1.98°C per 1000 ft in case you need a hint) but it's that time of year again when you may have noticed your outside air temperature gauge...

Icing Conditions

We know. Nobody is ready to start talking about winter but it's fast approaching. This means it's time to start considering icing. As helicopter pilots the vast majority of us fly under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and consequently never fly through clouds....

Cooler Temperatures

The snow might not have stayed but whether you're willing to admit it yet or not winter is coming and the overnight temperatures are starting to drop.  To start with a silver lining, at least the cooler temperatures mean an increase in performance for us all,...