Posts Tagged ‘de-icing’

The 25 tear old me, on that day in 2006. You can even see the belt loader in the background.

The Day I Learned How to De-Ice an Airliner with a Broom

Posted January 12, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

What do you do in a pinch when you have no de-icing trucks at your airport? Find a resourceful Captain…

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Photo: Helen Cook/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

De-Icing: Why Are They Spraying Our Jet?

Posted December 3, 2014 by Ken Hoke

If you’ve flown in cold weather, you have probably seen an aircraft being de-iced. Here’s why they were washing your airplane with slimy green goop.

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The Antonov An-225 Mriya CCCP-82060 is seen here with Buran strapped to its back during a demonstration at the 1989 Paris Air Show. (Photo by Ralf Manteufel)
On This Day in Aviation History

March 22nd in Aviation History: Antonov An-225 Mriya Sets Takeoff Weight Record Carrying Russian Space Shuttle

Posted March 22, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The An-225 sets new world records while carrying Space Shuttle Buran, a USAir jet crashes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a British Airways 747 is hijacked, and more…

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