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Offered in both a fixed and rotary wing version, our lessons on aircraft critical surface contamination discuss the problems caused by ground icing, when you are likely to encounter ground icing, the basics of aircraft de/anti-icing fluids, and how to de-ice and anti-ice to ensure a clean aircraft. Background is provided through a discussion of the aerodynamic effects of surface contamination on critical surfaces, types of surface contamination, and how to identify weather conditions conducive to surface contamination. We also consider real-life accident and incident case studies that involved surface contamination.
- Effects of contamination
- Anticipating contamination
- Fluid basics
- De-icing operations
- Weather conducive to ice, frost and snow contamination
- Types of contamination
- Inspection before flight and removal of contamination
- Hazards related to critical surface contamination
- The effects of contamination
- Aircraft de-icing/anti-icing procedures
- Aircraft inspection and reporting procedures
- The use of holdover timetables