Course Description

An in-depth discussion of icing cloud microphysics and atmospheric thermodynamics, FAA icing certification requirements, and ground and flight test procedures necessary to validate aircraft ice protection systems and show compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations.

Anticipated Student Academic Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course of instruction, the student will have an understanding of icing cloud microphysics and atmospheric thermodynamics, FAA icing certification requirements, and ground and flight test procedures necessary to validate aircraft and ice protection systems.

Be familiar with 

1. Icing regulations and FAA / EASA guidance materials.
2. Icing Certification procedures and processes.
3. 14 CFR Part 25 & 29 / CS 25 & 29 Icing Envelopes and the need and methods for converting them to other exposure distances. 

Understand

4. The unique problems associated with airframe icing.
5. Icing cloud formation.
6. Data collection, reading, and data analysis procedures.
7. Icing test principles and the reasons for dry air, simulated ice accretions and natural icing tests.
8. The requirement for measuring icing cloud parameters.

 

Sequence of Instruction

Overview
The Physical Environment
Earth and It’s Atmosphere
Magnetic Properties and the Magnetic Field
The Regulatory Environment
FAA Icing Envelopes
FAA Certification Requirements
Ground and Flight Testing
Tanker Testing
Performance and Flying Qualities Testing with Ice Shapes
Testing in Natural Icing Conditions
Finding Icing Clouds
Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation

Instructional Methodology

Lectures
Classroom demonstrations

Process of Evaluation

Examination

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Notice: Course costs and dates are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the Course Schedule and Costs page for more information. Contact us to check course availability.

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