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Icing Conditions


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Just like flying around in low vis... always have a back door planned if you think icing is even a slight possibility.


One day in +5C I flew thru a tiny isolated rain shower on an otherwise sunny day and watched in horror as the windshield froze over in a matter of seconds. It's not always so cut and dry as to where you'll find ice! :o

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ive also hit freezing rain at -45....no temp too cold either....i think its those big snow flakes that are the deciving ones...they will stick...you know the big wet ones. You wont think initially that its a freezing condition until it happens...and if you have ever felt asemetric shedding...you will never forget the sights and sounds! Also the TQ gauge idea is a good one but dont rely on it....in my experience...if its affecting your TQ....you better already be on the ground.....the power bleeds off faster that you would think!!!! Be Cautions....Fly Smart and INformed!!!



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