Icing frequencies experienced during climb and descent by fighter-interceptor aircraft

Porter J. Perkins
Jul 1958

Data and analyses are presented on the relative frequencies of occurrence and severity of icing cloud layers encountered by jet aircraft in the climb and descent phases of flights to high altitudes. Fighter-interceptor aircraft operated by the Air Defense command (USAF) at bases in the Duluth and Seattle areas collected the data with icing meters installed for a 1-year period. The project was part of an extensive program conducted by the NACA to collect icing cloud data for evaluating the icing problem relevant to routine operations.

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