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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : hec|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 12000|
msl bound upper : 12000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zla|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Retractable Gear|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : cfi
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 900
flight time type : 100
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Anomaly||inflight encounter : weather|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : exited adverse environment|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Flight into light/moderate icing. Not known icing, although received report of light rime over paradise VORTAC at 12000' 2 hours earlier. I'm sending this in because it seems to be a gray area as to what constitutes 'known icing,' and the way the FAA is headhunting, I just wanted to be safe. No priority was needed nor any special action required for continuation of flight. I simply requested lower altitude, and received clearance for lower. Although MEA's were high, so were ceilings, so no great risk was involved. However, I do intend to be more conservative with ice in the future.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: IFR FLT INTO ICING CONDITIONS.
Narrative: FLT INTO LIGHT/MODERATE ICING. NOT KNOWN ICING, ALTHOUGH RECEIVED RPT OF LIGHT RIME OVER PARADISE VORTAC AT 12000' 2 HOURS EARLIER. I'M SENDING THIS IN BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO BE A GRAY AREA AS TO WHAT CONSTITUTES 'KNOWN ICING,' AND THE WAY THE FAA IS HEADHUNTING, I JUST WANTED TO BE SAFE. NO PRIORITY WAS NEEDED NOR ANY SPECIAL ACTION REQUIRED FOR CONTINUATION OF FLT. I SIMPLY REQUESTED LOWER ALT, AND RECEIVED CLRNC FOR LOWER. ALTHOUGH MEA'S WERE HIGH, SO WERE CEILINGS, SO NO GREAT RISK WAS INVOLVED. HOWEVER, I DO INTEND TO BE MORE CONSERVATIVE WITH ICE IN THE FUTURE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.