LESSON 2: PRESSURE, ALTITUDE, DENSITY
To avoid accidents it is important that you, as a pilot, are aware of where your plane is, in terms of latitude, longitude and altitude. This lesson focuses on understanding the concept of altimetry. Your altitude will be referenced to standard atmospheric conditions, which rarely occur! It is important to be aware of the difference between the altitude indicated by your altimeter and the actual altitude of your aircraft. In addition, it introductions weather maps in the middle and upper troposphere, referred to as upper air maps.
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