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WEATHER BRIEF

Density altitude

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Hot air can create challenges for aircraft performance. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist Gulfstream climbs out on a hot summer day. Above-ISA temperature will reduce lift and thrust, necessitating a longer runway roll and shallower climb to altitude. ensity altitude is an important consideration, especially for summer flying. An aircraft’s ability to fly depends […]

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Mountain weather

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Complex and hyperlocal conditions create challenges for mountain flying. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist Pilatus PC-24 cruises across the Swiss Alps. Mountain flying presents many weather dangers for unprepared pilots. he copilot had checked the numbers twice. They had taken on less fuel than they wanted due to the full passenger load and the […]

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