Understanding how a Pressure Altimeter works

Understanding how a Pressure Altimeter works

The pressure altimeter is not a fancy instrument, but despite it being invented by American Paul Kollsman, way back in 1928, not much has changed, It is, however, a rather important instrument, especially when it comes to terrain clearance, and poor visibility. As pilot, it is essential to understand how it works, the settings, and how it can lie to you…

What is Pressure Altitude?

What is Pressure Altitude?

Pressure altitude is the altitude in the standard atmosphere at which the pressure is the same as the existing pressure…