Precipitation can quickly change from VMC into IMC
Any amount of structural icing is hazardous
Safe flights begin on the ground: Conduct thorough preflight planning that includes at least two backup plans
Ensure the aircraft is completely free of frost, snow, and ice before departure
Get out of icing conditionsimmediately, as soon as you suspect or see ice forming on the aircraft
Depending on the cloud type, icing can be worse in the top of the clouds, so only climb if you absolutely know you can climb over the top. Otherwise you’re losing power as you climb into the worst of the icing conditions
Give and use PIREPs to improve weather decision-making
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