Course detail: Aircraft Icing: Meteorology, Protective Systems, Instrumentation and Certification - ONLINE

This course covers the meteorology and physics of aircraft icing. Topics include forecasting, finding and avoiding icing conditions, designing and evaluating ice protection systems, and certification of aircraft for flight into known icing conditions.


  • Descriptions of aircraft icing severities, types and photos
  • Atmospheric aerosols
  • Cloud physics of icing and conceptual cloud modes
  • Ground icing
  • Skew-T, Log P adiabatic diagrams
  • Assessment of icing potential
  • Critical icing parameters, theory and measurements
  • Meteorology of SLD icing
  • Finding and avoiding icing conditions
  • Discussion of sources and meaning of available forecast information
  • Ice accretion characteristics
  • Effects of ice on aircraft performance
  • Anti-ice and de-ice systems
  • Icing instrumentation and detection
  • Effect of SLD on aircraft
  • Engine icing considerations
  • Ice-testing methods
  • Certification and regulations
  • Conceptual methods

Course Schedule
When this course is offered online for open enrollment delivery, it meets for 8 live-online sessions held 2 times per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for 3.5 hours. All live sessions are recorded and made available online the following day. 
For in-house training, contact us at for your custom scheduling needs.

Who Should Attend?
Designed for aerospace engineers, flight test and design engineers, test pilots, line pilots, meteorologists, FAA engineers and Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), and program managers.

Course Fee
Regular Online Registration Fee: $1,795
Late Online Registration Fee: $1,995 (registrations received within 7 days of course start date)
Registration is open until the first day of the course; however, early registration is encouraged.
The online course fee includes individual access to the Zoom course meetings and to course materials, readings, videos, and resources in Blackboard, the University of Kansas Learning Management System.
No additional textbook purchases are required outside the course fee.

Canada Department of National Defence Discount
This course is available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Certificate Track
Aerospace Compliance, Aircraft Maintenance and Safety

Classroom hours / CEUs
28 classroom hours
2.8 CEU

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

Course Resources
Technical Requirements and Details for Aerospace Online Short Courses

Available sessions