February 2007 Issue

Ice Is where You Find It

Just because itís not in the forecast, you canít be assured of not encountering in-flight icing.

This time of year, pilotsí main weather worry turns to airframe icing. The thunderstorms are (mostly) gone, replaced by layers and layers of moisture-laden clouds. Depending on where and how high you fly, there be ice in them there clouds.

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