Comments on increase in flight readiness
4. Dec is N/A; no fly APZ.
5. Indicates no increase in readiness in Nov, Mar, Apr.
20. Indicates no increase in readiness in Nov, Mar, Apr. Note asks, What
type of deicing facility?
25a. Indicates no increase in readiness in Mar and Apr.
25b. No entries.
28. Moderate increase is specified as 10%.
37a. No readiness entries; instead, comment that "Korea does not have
ground ice problems."
42. N/Ahave a deice facility/equipment.
57. Low increase in readiness simply because we can hangar all a/c in our
59. Indicates no increase in readiness in November, March, and April.
Respondents' experience with icing
3. Very little as UH-1 has minimal deice capability we avoid icing whenever
5. Some light icing conditions at Carson and Germany.
6. Ice rarely accumulates in this region. We have delayed a few flights due to
icing on main rotor blades. It usually melts within a few hours.
9. Three years maintenance management in Germany.
10. CH47D rotor blades ice up, which takes a long time to remove. Also
from state to state EPA will or will not let you use one or all the differing deicing
fluids. Mostly each state has its own requirements even though the federal gov-
ernment [sic]. We in the field need something portable to take on deployments
and a fixed base deicing machine like the civilian airline uses. I've seen in the
past the Army try to buy something that works in the field but doesn't work very
well at a fixed base. There are a lot of off-the-shelf deicing machines that the
Army could buy! I don't think that one piece of equipment works best for every
possible environmental condition. I would like to see a fixed base deicing