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Safety Quiz

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ASI Safety Quiz

Aircraft Icing

Don't let ice surprise you! Aircraft icing is one of flying's biggest hazards. Take this quiz to refresh your knowledge of aircraft icing and get tips on how to avoid it.

Would you like more information and resources about aircraft icing? Check out the Air Safety Foundation's Safety Hot Spot: Aircraft Icing.

1. Most icing accidents are caused by ice that has not been thoroughly removed from the aircraft before flight.

2. In flight, most icing accidents occur during which phase?

3. A layer of ice that is as thin and rough as a piece of coarse sandpaper can reduce lift by ___ percent and increase drag by ___ percent.

4. In addition to fronts, a ___-pressure area is more likely to contain icing conditions.

5. Which part of a typical GA aircraft is most likely to accumulate ice first?

6. How can a pilot recognize an imminent tail stall caused by ice accumulation?

7. Carburetor heat is an example of ____ equipment.

8. The most obvious early symptom of airframe icing will be a decrease in ___.

9. If you have inadvertently accumulated ice, you should lower flaps to stabilize the approach and landing.

10. Where can you look to find out if an aircraft is approved for flight into known icing?