Jul 26, 2021
196 Density Altitude and Mountain Flying – Interview Colin Aro
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196 Max talks with Colin Aro about density altitude and mountain flying. He also talks about what glider pilots know that can help you when flying near mountains. Being high, hot, and/or humid results in high density altitude, which lowers aircraft performance. In mountains, consider weather factors including updrafts and downdrafts. Keep your aircraft light and fly early in the day.
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