Hmm. Beetles & Aircraft Icing!

So what do the Namib desert beetle and prevention of airplane wing icing have in common? Apparently a lot. As pilots we know that icing conditions and ice forming on the leading edge of a wing are particularly hazardous conditions. Virginia Tech scientists studied the Namib desert beetle that lives in one of the most arid regions of the world. They found that a patterned surface, similar to the one found on the beetleā€™s back, not only controlled the build-up of ice, but also prevented the spread of ice. ice 1

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Gift Deals

Our most popular decorative wood propeller is on special sale today. The 6 foot beauty makes an ideal gift for a pilot or airplane enthusiast. Save 20% + free ship. Tailwinds has a great selection of replica wooden propellers and many of the antique propellers are made in the USA. large-vintage-wood-propeller-8

12 Days of Christmas Deals at Tailwinds

Tailwinds.com has the best pilots gifts and unique airplane gifts for the aviation enthusiast. Each day, the first 12 days of December, Tailwinds will have special pricing on our pilot gifts. It may be free shipping on a gift item or extra discounts on airplane gifts. Check the Tailwinds blog area for the daily special. coarsairart

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