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For those of you who operate helicopters IFR, I have a simple question. Do you or your company have a policy or procedure on the use of pitot heat during instrument operations? I am asking this of those pilots who conduct IFR operations under Part 91 or 135. What I am looking for is a general idea of what is being done industry wide, so I can bring this into my instruction of instrument students.

 

For those of you who do not fly IFR, Please keep in mind that I am really not looking for some of the types of comments one sometimes see on this board.

 

Thank you.

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For those of you who operate helicopters IFR, I have a simple question. Do you or your company have a policy or procedure on the use of pitot heat during instrument operations? I am asking this of those pilots who conduct IFR operations under Part 91 or 135. What I am looking for is a general idea of what is being done industry wide, so I can bring this into my instruction of instrument students.

 

For those of you who do not fly IFR, Please keep in mind that I am really not looking for some of the types of comments one sometimes see on this board.

 

Thank you.

 

 

It depends on the manufacturer. Agusta has specific parameters as to when to turn them on, Eurocopter has them on all the time. On the models I fly at least. But VMC or IMC isn't a specific point to turn on or off. Maybe some Sikorsky pilots will chime in.

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