Have no fears about my plans to fly in icing conditions! That is not the plan! I just found last winter that by the time I figured out that it was a nice day to fly, got to the aircraft and finally got all the snow and ice off it, it wasn't that far away from sunset! The winter days can be pretty short.
So my interest is in finding something that will help speed up the process of deicing the aircraft on the ground, so that I can get flying in nice clear weather as soon as possible
I had thought of Kemfast but their website doesn't give anything about deicing. I'll try give them a call to see if they do infact have something, and if not, if they know who might have.
Thanks for your recommondations.
Preflight de-Ice is not nice with a bank card and a sweeping brush.
Agreed! And unless you're extremely careful, probably not great on the paintwork either. I also see people using hot water, but would have great fears about where that would go and refreeze.
Getting the heavy stuff off with carefull scarping and letting the sun do some work by faceing it into the sun does work, but it's hard work, and takes time.
The idea of a professional aviation solution from Kilfrost seemed like a nice solution at £95+some resonable shipping costs. But the shipping costs were another £125stg, which while not an expensive cost in aviation terms, it is a bit much for an odd winter trip. I doubt that I'll make more than two trips that involve deicing. So finding source in Ireland would be good.