From: firstname.lastname@example.org (W. Hodgins) Organization: Axess Communications, Montreal, Canada Date: 09 May 96 12:50:19 Followups: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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Some time ago I was a passenger on a DC-9 flight out of Toronto in January as I recall. Looking out the window, I noticed a fair amount of snow on the wings...it was not removed and the aircraft took off with snow blowing off the wings as speed increased. I used to fly light aircraft in the early 70's and if I recall correctly we were supposed to ensure that nothing, not even frost, should be allowed to accumulate on the wings. What is the criteria for large jets...is an accumulation of light snow normally acceptable ?