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Icing Encounter (Iceman)

Real pilot stories

With a brand-new IFR rating in his wallet and family on board his Cessna 172, Heath Wells expected to comfortably complete the flight crossing Central Pennsylvania. But Mother Nature had other plans that almost spoiled the day. Watch this Real Pilot Story to learn what Wells found out the hard way. (Rendered in video from a 2006 Adobe Flash version.)
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 12:47 mins
Topic: Aeronautical Decision Making, Emergency Procedures, Icing and Cold Weather Ops
FAA WINGS: Not Eligible
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

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