Tuesday, October 06, 2009



Watching ice form on the wings and dealing with it. Also on our Ottawa trip last week. Icing isn't really an issue for most jets - we can either climb or descend through it a lot more quickly than most piston-powered aircraft, so we generally don't spend much time at altitudes conductive to icing.

The cool part is about 3 minutes in.

5 comments:

fche said...

The climb rate seemed a bit tame (600ish feet per minute?) Is that typical for a YYZ departure for your jet?

(conductive->conducive)

Sulako said...

ATC asked Kitsch to keep the speed up in the climb for some reason, so we were climbing at close to our max forward speed but at a pretty poor vertical speed.

5400AirportRdSouth said...

That was an awesome shot of the boots blowing the ice off, I've never seen that before.

Your new camera takes some pretty cool vids, looking forward to more.

( Bring on the the geeky-pilot bits as well! )

Sulako said...

Now that I actually look at the video, it initially shows us climbing at 2,000'/min, which is normal for us at 230 knots climb speed and around ten thousand feet altitude. When we turn the anti-ice on, we have to decrease the allowable thrust on the engines. It's a few percent, but it affects aircraft performance a fair amount. Once Kitsch has the anti-ice on and we are going through 13,000', the rate of climb falls to 1,000 fpm at 230 knots indicated airspeed. With no anti-ice, we'd be climbing at 2,000 fpm.

fche said...

Sorry, I did the calculations in my head, thinking that the altitude at the beginning of the clip was 10000 ft instead of 7500 ft.