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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We've convinced you humidity lessens takeoff power for a given pressure altitude. What should you do with all this, and still go flying, today?
Set your altimeter to standard pressure, 29.92, and it reads pressure altitude. A one inch reduction in the altimeter setting corresponds to a decrease of about 1,000 feet.
The PHAK notes primary consideration in predicting takeoff performance include pressure altitude and temperature--density altitude--gross weight, wind and runway slope and condition.
When installing an ADS-B system (which will likely require pressure altitude input), shops need to evaluate the health of the altitude encoder, as an aging model might not be up to the task.
A data field in the upper corner of the horizon displays ownship data, including pressure altitude, groundspeed and vertical speed.
The altitude encoder isn't a replacement for the primary Mode C altitude reporter, but instead it ensures that the skyBeacon always has access to timely pressure altitude data to transmit over ADS-B, regardless of the radar coverage environment.
Planning Access METAR and TAF weather data for origin and destination airports and push environmental conditions (temperature, pressure altitude, winds, etc.) to the performance pages.
Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world's first initiative to pilot an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history in Argentina, by soaring in the stratosphere to a pressure altitude of over 62,000 feet (60,669 feet GPS altitude).
EL CALAFATE, Argentina - Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world's first initiative to pilot an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history again yesterday in El Calafate, Argentina, by soaring in the stratosphere to a pressure altitude of over 62,000 feet (60,669 feet GPS altitude).
Our Mode C is based only on pressure altitude (29.92) and ATC computers display your altitude after adjustment for local baro settings.