The specific penalty will vary based on a number of factors like runway surface, density altitude
, and gross weight.
The AV-20-S's gyro function is one of many features in the instrument, including multiple pages for angle-of-attack indication, G-meter, OAT, true airspeed, bus voltage, density altitude
and clock and timer functions.
Finally there's density altitude
, a huge factor in mountain and summertime flying.
Pilots use air temperature and density to calculate density altitude
(DA), a key metric related to aircraft performance and efficiency.
The factors considered are very detailed and include show and maneuver currency, which part of the show season the team is currently in, urban versus rural versus overwater sites, density altitude
for aircraft performance, and weather.
The new EFI engine operates with greater fuel efficiency and allows for higher density altitude
An AOA system's output will help pilots maintain aircraft control "regardless of weight, airspeed, bank angle, density altitude
, configuration, or center of gravity," Oord said.
It was the middle of the summer: hot and humid, with high density altitude
With its round slide rule and bidirectional bezel, pilots to calculate fuel burn, flight time, ground speed, density altitude
, wind correction and conversion of units.
In that test the helicopter successfully operated at 6,000 feet and 95-degree density altitude
. The team also conducted a key transportability test when five aircraft were successfully loaded in a C-17 transport aircraft.
Srinivasan knew well the challenges they were about to face, but upholding the unit tradition they decided to take on the mission and operated their machines to the fringes of their limits as the mission involved flying into unknown territory and landing at a density altitude
of approximately 23000 ft over an inhospitable glacier.
With temperatures topping 100 degrees, the Kizashi was running at a density altitude
on the flats of 6,303 feet.