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How Cold Is Too Cold?


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:wacko: My company's temperature limit for outside work is - 45 c ambient

Bell Helicopters temperature limit for the 212 is - 54 c !!!!!

However, if you run J-A1 through your 212, your restricted to - 40 c..... God Love Bell Helicopters!! As CTD mentioned, the NWSO contract often requires us to work in the - 40 c category from January through late March and believe me it's a amazing how that old bird puts up with it, although, we too find the cold hard on gyros and some other instruments. Oh ya, I almost forgot our favorite part of the job..... REFUELING AT - 40 c !!!! Finger tips change colour, nose & cheeks burn from frost bite, someone has to watch out for LARGE hungry animals and last but definitely not least > the fuel resembles the early stages of JELLO !!!!!

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