Tuesday, 8 December 2015

How To Not Go Off The End Of The Runway, In 5 Easy Steps | Boldmethod

How To Not Go Off The End Of The Runway, In 5 Easy Steps | Boldmethod

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If you're like us, you're not too interested in going off the end of the runway. Here are 5 simple steps to understand density altitude, and to make sure you have plenty of runway for your next takeoff.

1) What the heck is density altitude?
Density altitude is a measure of how 'thick' the air is, and it's based on a few factors: atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity.
The technical definition of density altitude is "pressure altitude, adjusted for non-standard temperature." What that really means is on hot days, the air is much 'thinner', or less dense, than it is on cold days...
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