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Old 03-03-2021, 10:35 AM   #31  
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In my day a pilot would have gone back and visually inspected the wings.
Every deice every time?

What day was that?
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:13 AM   #32  
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Yes every deice, before I left the pad one of us would go back and exit/row inspect the wings. If icing conditions were present on taxi out another wing inspection was done before takeoff. Even within the holdover time.
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The picture is worse than my mind imagined.
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:51 PM   #34  
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Yes every deice, before I left the pad one of us would go back and exit/row inspect the wings. If icing conditions were present on taxi out another wing inspection was done before takeoff. Even within the holdover time.
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The picture is worse than my mind imagined.
Yeah, eye opening to say the least. If that plane was heavy...

I might start doing a cabin check if I know the plane started with a big contamination load. Something to think about.
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Old 03-03-2021, 05:10 PM   #35  
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You have to go back and look at the wings every time you deice? It hasn't been that way at the 3 airlines I worked at

ummmm yeah, Don’t know what to tell you. I’ve always assumed this procedure was in place because the people making minimum wage probably shouldn’t be the ones to tell those of us flying airplanes for a few decades.

not sure if the disconnect is the type of airplane or not. Having previous airbus experience it’s always been my understanding that was the purpose of the “black triangles” located on the overhead bins inside the cabin. They indicated optimum points to view contaminants on the wing.

now that I’m on the 747 we can’t really see the wingtips from the cockpit very well. Preferred procedure is to look out the L1 Door. And yes, the flight crew does a visual inspection after completion of deice.. And once again if the HOT is expired.
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From what I heard, they ran out of Type I and the de-icer just thought he could apply Type IV on top of the snow and call it clean.
Judging from the picture, it appears that's what happened.

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I heard that once this was reported, the particular de-icer was immediately fired and the company's contract was terminated.
I'm not certain about the first part (though I really hope its true), but the second part is correct.
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