rime ice


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rime ice

rime ice
Jagged appearance of rime ice.
A type of icing that can be called a freezing fog. It forms as a thick, frosty deposit when objects with subfreezing temperatures encounter a fog. In such a case, the minute fog droplets freeze and adhere to the cold surface. It can also occur when an aircraft flies through certain types of clouds. The entrapped air in the ice gives it a crystalline opaque appearance. See also glaze ice.
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Power levers pushed to maximum torque, we accelerated down the runway, pulled the nose up, raised the gear, hit IFR at 1,000 feet, and again noted the light rime ice attaching itself to the leading edge of the wing.
Altitude flexibility yields options for dodging rime ice and nearby alternates provide choices if things just aren't working out.
The pilot reported picking up light rime ice while descending from 9000 feet for a GPS approach.
I once flew our Aztec 6190Y down ILS final to Midway right behind another Aztec in the winter, and I had a lot less rime ice on the leading edge of the wing than the other Aztec.
The airplane picked up light rime ice during descent, breaking out at around 1700 feet MSL, or 900 feet AGL.
The original plan was to make an evening flight, but when the time came, gusts were over 30 knots across the Northeast and ceilings ranged from 900 to 3000 with reports of moderate rime ice in several places.
I had a trace of rime ice and assumed the pilot pitot tube had burned out.