Cessna P210 – Inadvertent SLD Encounter

Cessna P210 NH SLD Conditions 002

Cessna P210 NH SLD Conditions 001

A TKS-equipped Cessna P210 en route from Oregon had an inadvertent SLD icing encounter at 14,000 feet and exited by climbing.

TKS is not approved for flight into SLD conditions. In an inadvertent SLD encounter such as the one pictured above, a TKS system does have capabilities beyond other ice protection systems. Even with a TKS system, one should always take immediate steps to exit icing conditions should they be encountered.

Find TKS for Your Aircraft

CAV Ice Protection has introduced a new product for the OEM market named SLD Guard, an airborne anti-ice system designed to meet new FAA aircraft certification regulations addressing FIKI conditions containing Supercooled Large Droplets (SLD).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s