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    Winter Hard IFR

    Could you offer a lowest temperature best practice for hard IFR flight during winter for an airplane (e.g. C172) without deicing equipment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayds View Post
    Could you offer a lowest temperature best practice for hard IFR flight during winter for an airplane (e.g. C172) without deicing equipment?
    When flying in visible moisture, structural icing is possible starting at 0*C. It remains possible all the way to -40. So anything in that range should be approached with caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayds View Post
    Could you offer a lowest temperature best practice for hard IFR flight during winter for an airplane (e.g. C172) without deicing equipment?
    Best bet is to listen for pireps on the ATC freq. Icing is unpredictable. When there were actual reports of icing, there was nothing, nada. Once we were in textbook conditions for ice and with an escape plan. Nothing. On the other hand, the last time I picked up light iceing was in VMC over the the Gulf of Mexico, 2,500' at plus 2 oat. Go figure. Have an escape plan and listen.

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