Safe Flight Icing Conditions Detector Available to UAS Market

White Plains, New York – (Monday May 12, 2014) — Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced today their new Icing Conditions Detector (ICD) available for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market.

Ice accretion is a serious hazard to all aircraft.  Even miniscule amounts of frost, snow, ice, or slush on the aerodynamic and/or control surfaces of the aircraft can cause significant loss in lift and flight control capability. The most effective means to protect against this often catastrophic threat is to avoid it all together with Safe Flight’s Icing Condition Detector.

The system, currently under evaluation on a variety of airframe types, utilizes patented technology in moisture and temperature transducers to recognize conditions where ice will form.  The optical ICD system is able to provide a warning before ice accretion has an opportunity to reduce vehicle performance and controllability.  The lightweight, low drag safety enhancing equipment is ideal for UAS operations in all modes of flight.

Visit Safe Flight at AUVSI booth 2346 to see how we can assist in optimizing performance and protecting your UAS investments.

About Safe Flight:

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, a leader in aviation safety and flight performance systems, was founded in 1946.  Headquartered in White Plains, New York, the company pioneered the development of Stall Warning and Angle of Attack, Automatic Throttle Systems, Wind Shear Warning, and many other innovations in aircraft instrumentation, flight performance and control systems for fixed and rotary winged aircraft.  In the helicopter market, Safe Flight produces Powerline Detection systems and Exceedance Warning systems.  The company provides Angle of Attack systems to the UAV market. Safe Flight products are installed on over two-thirds of the world’s aircraft in the general aviation, corporate, commercial and military sectors.  To find out more, please visit