light icing

light icing

An atmospheric condition in which the rate of ice accumulation may create a problem if flight is prolonged in this environment for over one hour.
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On the other hand, stratocumulus and fair weather cumulus clouds, which are all cumuliform, are not likely to produce much more than light icing because of the weak updraft strengths.
Upon approach to the Guadarrama Mountains (13:10), the aircraft began to experience light icing. Icing conditions were worst after reaching the Lozoya Valley (13:15) and, consequently, the aircraft experienced severe icing and the pilot was forced to abort the mission and return to the airport.
Bake a cake of your choice, or buy a cake with light icing.
Sifting through the comments, it seems clear the system works best for the under-200-knot crowd and in light icing. Pilots told us that in moderate icing or freezing rain, the wings often carry slushy areas or spots of ice that may or may not pop off in flight.
As we departed the final approach fix, we experienced moderate turbulence, light icing, and thick clouds.
A 1/2-inch layer over 40 miles is considered light icing; medium icing is a 1/2-inch layer that forms within 10 miles.
Given these intensities, encountering trace or light icing isn't usually a big deal.
"While the pilot was on the approach control frequency, two commercial aircraft reported light icing conditions for their departures.
When Minneapolis Center descends you from on top at 8000 down to 6000, the light icing predicted on ADDS gets confirmed by the area of your windscreen unprotected by the hot plate.
He climbed to 9500 feet but encountered what he described as cumulonimbus clouds and light icing. He descended to 7500 feet where he was below the accident airplane and encountered turbulence severe enough to hit his head violently against the cabin ceiling.