Pitot head


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Noun1.Pitot head - measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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The collision had destroyed the radio compass loop antennae and damaged the pitot head (which was necessary to determine the airspeed) and the altimeter proved unreliable.
Failure to remove snow from the fuselage before applying interior heat will result in ice refreezing on the fuselage, causing drag and possible erratic airspeed indications if it forms around the pitot heads or static ports.