ICING AWARENESS
COURSE
Know ice.
Icing Awareness
10 FAA Approved lessons and 1+ hours of content preparing you to operate your Cirrus in known icing.
Price: $150

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ICING - FIKI

ALL-WEATHER CONFIDENCE
The TKS® flight into known icing (FIKI) system extends the capabilities of your Cirrus by merging safety and convenience, and enabling you to realize the full utility of your Cirrus - freeing up more altitudes, more routes, and affording you a more reliable schedule. With this added utility also comes an obligation to have a thorough understanding of the atmospheric and aerodynamic principles that shape inflight ice, as well as the TKS® anti-ice system used to defend against it and keep your critical flight surfaces ice-free. The Cirrus Approach Icing Awareness course is your complete guide to flying into known or forecast icing conditions.
CIRRUS APPROVED TRAINING
Whether flight into forecast or known icing is a regular occurrence, or seasonal affair - keeping the intricacies of inflight icing fresh in your mind is vital. As PIC, you’re required to complete this course within 24 months prior to flying your Cirrus into forecast or known icing conditions. Think of it as your continued commitment to safely, and a great way to renew your sense of confidence when flying into ice.

KNOW ICE

FLY WITH CONFIDENCE
The Icing Awareness course examines all aspects of flight into known icing - from the atmospheric conditions and weather patterns that bolster inflight ice to system components and operation. This course combines the knowledge of the engineers who designed the system with the real-world operating experience of the factory pilots and CSIP community who use it regularly - all packaged into short, bite-sized videos that examine inflight icing from your perspective, the pilot’s perspective.
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COURSE CONTENT

1
lesson time: 15 minutes (estimated)
Introduction
Flight into known or forecast ice requires keen insight and understanding of preflight planning and operational factors for safe use of the Cirrus equipped TKS® flight into known icing (FIKI) anti-ice system.
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description SR22 TKS® Anti-Ice System POH Supplement (Perspective+ Avionics Only)
description SR22 TKS® Anti-Ice POH Supplement System
description SR22T TKS® Anti-Ice System POH Supplement (Perspective+ Avionics Only)
description SR22T TKS® Anti-Ice System POH Supplement
2
lesson time: 15 minutes (estimated)
Icing Theory
Explore the science behind inflight structural icing, understanding the conditions and weather patterns that fuel occurrences to predict and forecast the type and severity of icing to expect along a route of flight.
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3
lesson time: 10 minutes (estimated)
Icing Types
Analyze the different types and accumulation rates of ice to navigate safely an in-flight icing encounter.
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4
lesson time: 10 minutes (estimated)
Icing Weather Products
Interpret the right weather products incorporating the science behind icing conditions to developing a plan for known and forecast ice.
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5
lesson time: 10 minutes (estimated)
Components
Develop an intimate understanding of the components and operation of the TKS flight into known ice (FIKI) system, from storage to distribution.
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6
lesson time: 13 minutes (estimated)
Controls and Operations
Master the operations of the Cirrus TKS system, understanding how to best use the system when encountering inflight icing.
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7
lesson time: 7 minutes (estimated)
Indications
Study the avionics indications of the TKS® system to stay abreast system operations and readiness.
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8
lesson time: 10 minutes (estimated)
Abnormals
Prepare for abnormal situations in icing conditions enabling a prompt and smart response.
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9
lesson time: 10 minutes (estimated)
Limitations
Operate the TKS flight into known icing system within the described limitations to achieve the expected and designed system performance.
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10
lesson time: 5 minutes (estimated)
Preflight
Be equipped for an in-flight icing encounter starting on the ground with a thorough preflight assessment of the TKS flight into known icing (FIKI) system.
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Icing Awareness
10 FAA Approved lessons and 1+ hours of content preparing you to operate your Cirrus in known icing.
Price: $150