Winter Operations

Winter Operations

Are you ready for snow and ice? Our Winter Operations module reviews operations in ground icing conditions including anti- and deice fluids, deice procedures, holdover times, and pre-takeoff contamination checks. Braking action report, cold temperature altitude corrections, and contaminated runways are also presented.

The eLearning module has been updated with the new Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM) and associated Runway Condition Codes (RwyCC).


After customization, this module satisfies your training program Airman Specific Basic Indoctrination curriculum on Winter Operations / Ground Deicing. This module also addresses Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Alert for Operators (SAFOs) 15009, 06012, 08012, 09004, 09015, 10006, and 01001 along with FAA Information for Operators (InFOs) 15002, 09007, and 09016 and Advisory Circular 90-74B.

We customize this module based on the guidance published in your General Operations Manual (GOM), authorization in Ops Spec A041, and any FAA-Approved Deicing Program you might have.

Many Part 135 operators include the module in the initial training as well as have crews complete it each October as a Winter Operations refresher. We also have a shorter Surface Contamination module available for Flight/Cabin Attendants.

The module complies with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) training requirement for "aircraft surface contamination training" defined in Chapter 8 of IS-BAO.

The IS-BAO standard is for flight crewmembers to complete the training during initial and every two years thereafter. Many Part 91 operators opt to complete the training each October as a Winter Operations refresher. The Winter Operations module is part of the IS-BAO training package.

We also have an Aircraft Surface Contamination module available for Flight/Cabin Attendants.

  • Extreme Cold Temperatures
  • Contaminated Runways
  • Ground Icing Conditions