A free web-based course to help pilots avoid the hazards of ice contamination while their aircraft are on the ground has been launched by an international team of safety experts, including the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

The Pilot’s Guide to Ground Icing is intended primarily for professional pilots who make their own de-icing and anti-icing decisions. It provides general ground icing knowledge, an understanding of freezing precipitation hazards, and the ability to improve decision-making in ground icing operations. It covers the risks of contamination, provides cues to alert the pilot to ground icing conditions, and offers actions to help ensure safe operations.

Source: Flight International