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Density and Pressure Altitude

Hot summer flying makes for low density altitude.

When we go flying, we always calculate pressure and density altitude of our aerodrome and for our cruising altitude. Why do we do this? Recall the definitions of density altitude (DA) and pressure altitude (PA). PA is the “height above sea level corresponding to a given barometric pressure under standard air conditions” (FGU, page 41).  What are standard air conditions?  ...

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