precipitation static


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precipitation static

Charged precipitation particles that strike antennas and gradually charge the antenna, which ultimately discharges across the insulator, causing a burst of static. Also called P-STATIC.
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When we left off last time, you were in a bit of a pickle: You elected to depart Montpellier, Vermont, into solid IMC on a Patient Airlift Services (PALS) flight to Boston, Massachusetts--despite the fact that your bird had known issues with precipitation static in the clouds.
Nav1 is using GPS and unaffected by the precipitation static. Nay 2 is tuned to LEB and as unreliable as your communications.