Mtyfreak From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2911 times:
Well, It is snowing right now here at my place in MTY so I really hope that the airport has a Deicing kit because I'll be traveling tomorrow to Cancun, we'll see what happens, my car is covered with ice so the planes might be as well
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7824 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
It does snow in Mexico. Snow in many regions of Chihuahua, Durango and San Luis Potosí is a very common occurrence almost every year. It snowed in Mexico City many, many years ago once. And during the past few years maybe it hasn´t snowed but it sure has slushed in the high areas around Mexico City and in places like Toluca. And by the way, just like year El Ajusco looked like Austria in January for one or two days.
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Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
Surprise....Surprise.....warm weather climate airports can and do de-ice certain areas of an airplane...RSW has been know to "de-ice" planes and heres why. The cold fuel in the wings(while on the ground) and the warm humid climate creates a frost on the leading edge of the wings. I have been"de-iced" twice at RSW before push-back in the 90's. Once on a TWA DC9-50 and once on a DL MD-80.
It was explained to the pax by the flight crew what was happening and why.
A truck is not used like in northern cities but a tank on wheels, like a larger than average scuba tank. The de-ice solution is sprayed on with a nozzle like spraying weeds or bugs in your yard. I have seen only the leading edge of wings sprayed and it takes about 5 minutes for the whole operation. This does not happen on all flights in the south but only ones that the crew feels necessary.
Wonders never ceased do they?
Please don't reply and say it never or does not happen. It did..twice and I was there..
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