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New ASF report breaks the ice on cold weather flyingNew ASF report breaks the ice on cold weather flying

New ASF report breaks the ice on cold weather flying

Pilots who believe an expensive new deicing system will make it legal and safe to tackle icy winter skies could be wrong, according to a new AOPA Air Safety Foundation Safety Advisor. "Deicing equipment now being installed as a factory option on many new airplanes can be a wonderful safety enhancement, but unless it's FAA-certified for flight in icing conditions, the margin of safety a pilot thinks he's getting might not really be there," said ASF Executive Director Bruce Landsberg. "In addition, an illegal icy-weather flight might very well land the pilot in FAA hot water." The new 24-page ASF Aircraft Deicing and Anti-icing Equipment Safety Advisor explains the difference between deicing and anti-icing systems that are FAA-certified and those that simply meet the FAA's "non-hazard" standards. Click here to download the document.

October 8, 2004

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