ADP1-01 Deicing Training for Pilots



Overview and learning objectives

This course is designed for flight crews and their related service providers to obtain the required knowledge of industry (Transport Canada, FAA, and the EASA) requirements and best practices for the safe departure of aircraft during Deicing/Anti-Icing conditions on the ground.

This course aims to provide all key processes, knowledge, and procedures for pilots to determine when and how aircraft de-/anti-icing services are to be utilized for a safe aircraft departure.

The purpose of this course is to 

  • Provide current and relevant de-/anti-icing standards and requirements.
  • Confirm knowledge transfer and competence for flight crews or to refresh and update current deicing or anti-icing flight crew knowledge.
  • Provide flight crews with the knowledge base to determine as to the when and how.
  • Enable aircraft owners and operators to obtain or to maintain full compliance with current industry regulations, best practices and recommendations.
  • Course participants will be required to pass a comprehensive written exam before obtaining the de-/anti-icing course certificate.

Key topics

  • Winter operations overview, methodology and deicing services
  • Comply with regulatory standards, requirements, and recommendations
  • Aircraft capabilities or limitations to receive deicing or anti-icing fluids
  • Become familiar with environmental impact, irregularity reporting and general communication procedures

This course is designed for

  • Flight crew members, their preferred service providers and aircraft owners

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed in 1 day.

Course Module Subject Headings

Module 1 –  Why Aircraft Deicing?

Module 2 –  Weather Conditions Conducive to Deicing

Module 3 –  Fluids and Fluid Application Methods & Techniques

Module 4 –  Alternate Deicing Procedure Without Fluids

Module 5 –  Hold Over Time Guidelines

Module 6 –  Post Deicing and Anti-icing Aircraft Inspection

Module 7 –  Remote Deicing Facility Operations

Module 8 –  Emergency and Environmental Procedures

Module 9 –  Drawings of Aircraft Types Spray and No Spray Zones