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…

Take-Off V-Speed Sequence Explained

Take-Off V-Speed Sequence Explained

 V-speeds are simply, important speeds for aircraft. While commercial pilots are well aware of V-speeds, these are also translated for general aviation aircraft, with different coloured arcs on the airspeed indicator.

Take Off Limitations – What are they?

Take Off Limitations – What are they?

Can you take off? A question which can only be answered after considering a number of factors, such as temperature, airfield elevation, runway length, aircraft mass, aircraft acceleration, climb performance, and obstacles in the climb-out path…

Why does true airspeed increase with altitude and temperature?

Why does true airspeed increase with altitude and temperature?

At mean sea level with all conditions being the same, indicated airspeed (IAS) will the same as true airspeed (TAS). However, when the aircraft gains in altitude, or the temperature increases (causing the air density to decrease), then surprisingly, the TAS ‘increases’.

Can You Read a NOTAM?

Can You Read a NOTAM?

Ah yes… The NOTAM. The ‘Notice to Air Men (Women)’ which most general aviation…actually all pilots, are meant to examine prior to taking off, but in all honesty, seldom do. We are going to show you how to read these notices…