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The Icing Branch has provided thousands of self-produced educational video and DVD products to pilots & aviation organizations worldwide.


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Training Products
The following videos and computer-based training products are available through Sporty's Pilot Shop for a nominal fee. Please view the listings below for descriptions and links for ordering.



Web-based Training

A Pilot's Guide to Ground Icing: A free on-line course primarily intended for pilots who make their own operational de-icing and anti-icing decisions. This includes private pilots as well as those who fly business, corporate, air taxi, or freight operations in fixed-wing aircraft.
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A Pilot's Guide to In-Flight Icing: A free on-line course primarily intended for the general aviation pilot who flies aircraft certified for flight in icing, although much of the information is applicable to all pilots. With an operational focus, this course provides tools pilots can use to deal with in-flight icing.
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DVD and Video Training


In-Flight Icing Training for Pilots (Collection I): This disc set contains one DVD with the Icing for General Aviation Pilots, Icing for Regional and Corporate Pilots, and Tailplane Icing videos and one CD-ROM with A Pilot's Guide to In-Flight Icing computer-based training.

Media: Multi-disc set (DVD & CD-ROM)
Available through:Sporty's Pilot Shop

Supercooled Large Droplet Icing (2004): This video discusses the phenomenon of supercooled large droplet (SLD) icing for the professional pilot and other aviation professionals. Topics covered include how SLD icing conditions are different and exceed those required for aircraft certification; potential performance and handling hazards associated with SLD ice accretions; visual cues from the flight deck to aid early detection and escape, and finally where and how SLD forms in the atmosphere to better anticipate this condition.

NASA teamed with the Air Line Pilot's Association (ALPA) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to develop this video.

Media: DVD (26 min.)

Icing for General Aviation Pilots (2002): Icing for General Aviation Pilots presents practical information to help pilots avoid ice, detect ice, minimize exposure and safely exit icing conditions during each phase of flight. The effects of icing on aircraft performance, control upsets (wing and tail stalls), and recovery procedures are also discussed.

A series of realistic scenarios are presented as we follow two pilots, Rona and Greg, from pre-flight planning through the approach and landing phases of flight. Rona is piloting a light twin engine aircraft with ice protection equipment, and Greg is piloting a single engine aircraft without ice protection equipment.

NASA teamed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Foundation to develop this video.

Media: DVD or VHS tape (55 min.)
Available through: Sporty's Pilot Shop

Icing for Regional & Corporate Pilots (1999): This training video is intended primarily for pilots of turboprop aircraft. This video discusses ice protection systems, how ice builds up on the aircraft and the symptoms thereof, the effects of ice on both the performance degradation and handling qualities, suggested recovery techniques from a roll or pitch upset and the hazard of Supercooled Large Droplets (SLD).

NASA teamed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Air Line Pilotís Association (ALPA) to develop this video.

Media: DVD or VHS tape (37 min.)
Available through: Sporty's Pilot Shop

Tailplane Icing (1998): This video provides information about ice-contaminated horizontal stabilzers. It presents a physical description of the tailplane icing problem, symptoms of ice contamination and suggested recovery procedures. This video was produced as a result of insights gained from the NASA/FAA Tailplane Icing Program.

Media: DVD or VHS tape (23 min.)
Available through:Sporty's Pilot Shop


Computer-based Training

A Pilot's Guide to In-Flight Icing (2002): A Pilot's Guide to In-Flight Icing is a multimedia computer-based training program which contains practical information for professional pilots who encounter icing conditions during commercial operations.

This comprehensive program presents professional pilots with operational information and tools to avoid ice, detect ice, minimize exposure, and strategies to exit icing conditions during each phase of flight. The effects of icing on aircraft performance, control upsets (wing and tail stalls), and recovery procedures are also discussed.

This self-guided training aid contains imagery captured on NASA Icing Research flights, animation, pilot testimonials, case studies, and interactive demonstrators. In addition, interactive exercises allow the user to assess his or her operational understanding of key points.

Media: CD-ROM (PC & Mac Compatible)
Available through: Sporty's Pilot Shop



 
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