Send me BRIEFINGS from IFR, FREE!

Weekly tips, technique and training from IFR.

Features February 2015 Issue

Cowboys and Cowards

Unless you want to test some limits, airframe ice offers nothing good.

Cowboys and Cowards

There are two kinds of pilots when it comes to icing: cavalier cowboys and cautious cowards. By stealing some cowboy techniques, even a coward can safely ply chilly skies.

Growing up in the land of conquistadors and cowboys, my opportunities for IMC involved attacking thunderstorms or slipping into shallow ponds of fog. Neither was good for gaining instrument time or icing experience. My instructors and peers shared the same background.

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to IFR Magazine

Get the next year of IFR Magazine for just $19.97. Get access to all articles published online. Features, reviews, lesson, quizzes - get it all.

That's a savings of more than $14 off the regular rate. Or double your savings and subscribe for 14 issues for just $39.94.

Get IFR Digital

Get 12 months of IFR DIGITAL for just $34. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.