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Army Conducting Helicopter Icing Tests In Duluth Area

Chinook Helicopter
Chinook Helicopter

DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Once again this year the U-S Army will be performing some icing tests out of the Duluth Airport in support of civilian helicopters that are seeking FAA certification to fly in icing conditions.  The tests will be conducted through April by a team composed of members of the Redstone Aviation Test Center out of Huntsville, Alabama.  The team operates two specially modified aircraft that conduct the icing tests including a CH-47D Chinook helicopter and a Beech King RC-12G support aircraft.  Data collected during the tests in Duluth will be used by the FAA to certify aircraft for flights in known icing conditions.