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Dog Days of Summer have arrived, and with it temps to roast & toast. If you decide to fly during the peak heat hours between noon and 4 or 5 PM, make sure you take the necessary precautions. You know them well: 1) Wear loose-fitting clothing; 2) Wear a hat- ideally one that covers all of your head and neck; 3) Put on sunscreen (at least 50 SPF, and preferably, a broad-spectrum combo); 4) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. This means with water, not fluids that are diuretics (soda, tea, etc.). Take frequent breaks in the shade, and make sure your equipment is not left out on the tables to bake in the sun (in particular, transmitters). Heat Prostration/Stroke can sneak up on you FAST without your noticing it.