Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spring is almost here...except for the ICE

Spring is almost here...except for the Ice 

Iced Wing

For anyone that has read my newsletter, you know that I like to draw from my own experiences of flying around the Bay Area. Because I encountered something of extreme importance during my flying, this month I have chosen to write a longer article about only one experience...ICING

As pilots, we all should know the significance of icing on the aircraft, whether it is on the aircraft, on the ground, or accumulated in flight. 
  • Increased weight of the aircraft  with potential CG shift
  • Decreased climb performance
  • Increased stall speed
  • Increased landing speed.
Read "Icing--We're In It", to see how even experienced pilots can find themselves in an unsafe situation. 

Sue Ballew

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