No one likes to blow a radio exchange with ATC, but it's not possible to know exactly when a handoff from one center sector to another, or from a center to approach, is going to happen.
When was the last time you were instructed by a controller, or requested by an instrument flight instructor to fly an uncharted hold?
The aircraft does seem less responsive in pitch now—but what would that have to do with icing?
2014, 12 01
Your CFII usually follows up route-planning drilling with a review of appropriate regulations, and today’s selection is 14 CFR 91.185, "IFR Operations: Two-way radio communications failure."
2014, 11 21