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Thu, Dec 27, 2007

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.27.07)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"Even short encounters and small buildups of ice can drastically affect the performance and handling qualities. The horizontal stabilizer, which has a smaller radii than the wing, will accumulate ice at a faster rate than the wing. It is estimated that ice accumulates 3-4 times faster on the tail than the wing."

Source: Sage advice from Cirrus Design's CFI Scott Winter, in the first of a number of icing-related Aero-Tips he prepared for us htis chilly holiday season...  

FMI: www.cirrusdesign.com, www.aopa.org/asf/publications/sa11.pdf

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