wn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1098 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3728 times:
Quoting dlramp4life (Reply 1): It is not strange to ask about it in PHX, we do get cold here. The only airlines and vendors at PHX that have deicing equipment are WN, US, and Servisair. I think FedEx and UPS have some also.
It's still strange to see them actually fire up the equipment. I think the last time I saw our deicing truck out and doing the rounds was New Years Day 2011. We had deicing logs placed in the flight deck in all the aircraft doing first bank departures. Don't think anyone actually requested it though.
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dlramp4life From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 971 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3648 times:
Well no but overnight it does get colder then 38 degrees somedays, I have worked outside in 25 degrees (pretty cold for PHX). Frost will form on the wings and could delay first flights in the morning while the plane sits on the tarmac and the frost will melt off...
chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3615 times:
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3): Do we actually need deicing equipment here? I haven't seen temps here below 38 degrees F since I moved here
I was de-iced on an Alaska flight in Tucson last December. OAT was 40 something degrees with beautiful sunshine. There was a lot of frost on the wings, according to the flight deck, so the Delta ground folks sprayed us down. It's not uncommon to get frost here and in PHX in the winter.
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 5): Doesn't FLG have any deicing equipment up there in Northern Arizona? Are they ever used?
Considering it routinely snows in Flagstaff (elevation 7,000 feet) I'd say there's a very good probability of some de-icing equipment up there.
Maverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5801 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
Do we actually need deicing equipment here? I haven't seen temps here below 38 degrees F since I moved here
I've seen it snow at the airport. The Day After the Super Bowl (shudder)... very very small flakes and they melted almost instantly, but it was snow. Lasted about 5 minutes.
The coldest I've seen it is in the upper 20s. I remember one morning none of the Mesa CRJs could take off until the sun came up and melted the frost off the wings (as they don't/didn't have a contract with anyone for deicing).
You're giving me data from 2002 - 10 years ago. A lot has changed since then in FLG. The ski season on the Snowbowl isn't very long...at all!
Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 10): I've seen it snow at the airport. The Day After the Super Bowl (shudder)... very very small flakes and they melted almost instantly, but it was snow. Lasted about 5 minutes.
I saw that, too! I think this was in 2007. I was in Ahwatukee when it happened. I thought it was pretty cool!
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