pressure altitude


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pressure altitude

An atmospheric pressure expressed in terms of altitude which corresponds to that pressure in the standard atmosphere. See also altitude.
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To figure out which pressure altitude you should use to calculate the true airspeed, press the FIT key, highlight the Altitude line and enter 4500.
Meanwhile, deterioration in night vision occurs at a cabin pressure altitudes as low as 5000 feet msl.
The plots shown in Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 show plots of these parameters or called roll back indicators charts for selected pressure altitude test conditions conducted on this test article.
While the pilots knew the OAT and the pressure altitude at the pad, their (higher-hotter) calculations were based on a no-wind condition.
The crew adjusted divert fuel calculations to account for weather deviations and the lower cabin pressure altitude limits and diverted to Minot AFB.
Using a pressure sensor, it converts pressure altitude data to a digital stream the transponder can interpret and pass along electronically to ATC, whose computer applies the local baro setting to accurately compute MSL altitude to the nearest 100 feet.
KGCN's elevation is 6609, so we'll start with what's provided on the performance table: A pressure altitude of 6000 feet, temperature 20 degrees C, airspeed 74 knots.
Commonly known as pressure altitude corrected for temperature, it reflects the air's density expressed as altitude.
Its 'sonic seasoning' report, produced with Oxford University, suggests some tracks in the skies can make meals appear up to 10% more sweet or salty, given the effect of cabin pressure altitude on our taste buds.
The flight data recorder (FDR) is designed to record the operating data from an aircraft s systems, including pressure altitude, airspeed, vertical acceleration, magnetic heading and position of control systems.
The Flight Engineer (FE) quickly calculated a three engine service ceiling for the extremely high desert temperature and pressure altitude and the Navigator plotted a direct course to the primary recovery field, staying well clear of all high-threat areas.
When the aircraft transponder hears that frequency, it responds, at a minimum, with the aircraft's squawk code and pressure altitude.