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Archive for June, 2011

FOD or “When to Deploy the Ice Vanes”

During ground school, several students have told me about their engines having to go into maintenance for first-stage compressor F.O.D. In each instance, a single blade has been bent with the damage being caused by a soft or dull object. I’m sure it was ice. The King Air intake system is the result of a […]

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