Aircraft Icing: A Pilot's Guide

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2000 - Transportation - 336 pages
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A practical approach to one of aviation's most dire and elusive threats: aircraft icing. It seek to equip pilots with functional icing intelligence, observation and translation techniques, cockpit strategies, and risk assessment and management know-how. It covers all aspects of aircraft icing, including ground, airframe and induction, providing a solid foundation in icing theory and physics without superfluous meteorological concepts. It teaches pilots how to interpret icing forecasts and reports, and integrate specific aircraft and engine considerations, and discuses practical procedures to deal with icing conditions throughout flight, from taxi to touchdown. The book includes case study examples of actual icing incidents.

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Contents

The physics of icing I
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Atmospheric phenomena related to icing
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Clouds
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About the author (2000)

Terry T. Lankford has been a Weather Specialist with the FAA for nearly 30 years, and is the author of three titles in McGraw-Hill's Practical Flying Series: Understanding Aeronautical Charts, 2nd Edition, Cockpit Weather Decisions, and all three editions of this book. He also wrote Aircraft Icing. A pilot since 1967, he also holds single-engine, multiengine, and instrument ratings, as well as an FAA Gold Seal Instructor certificate. An FAA accident prevention counselor, he earned the Flight Safety Award in 1979. Lankford also contributes articles to pilot periodicals.

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