Where the Ice Lives

You don’t need to be in the air to accumulate ice, and in-flight encounters are, of course, worse. Add a late-day leg, damp clouds and it doesn’t take much to find it.

When traveling via personal piston airplane without so much as a heated prop, we know the drill if there’s airframe ice: Get an immediate route amendment, an altitude change, or both. Escape icing conditions or at least keep the problem from getting worse, then work on a diversion if needed. Just remember that there are […]
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