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Calculating Density Altitude with a Pencil We all know that as density altitude increases, there is a corresponding decrease in the power delivered by our airplane’s engine and the effectiveness of our propeller. For a typical non-turbocharged light single-engine airplane, this can result in a takeoff roll that’s 25 percent longer for every 1,000 feet of elevation above sea level. The most dangerous combination of conditions are a heavy load, unfavorable wind, high temperature, high airport elevation and high humidity. With so many variables to consider, how are we supposed to know when our density altitude is too great for the conditions? We could use an E6B computer or an iPad app to calculate density altitude, but what if we accidentally left the flight computer and iPad at home? There sure is, and it’s a formula we as pilots should probably commit to memory. First off, what is density altitude? How do we calculate density altitude? Easy! density altitude = pressure altitude + [120 x (OAT - ISA Temp)] So, in the example above:

Listen to Live ATC (Air Traffic Control) Communications | CSC DUATS AMD Drivers Are Still Dead | X-Plane Developer Update: this driver bug has since been fixed – see here. If your X-Plane screen looks like this with HDR on, you may be running the new Catalyst 13-12 drivers. If you can, back up to the Catalyst 13-9 drivers to get back HDR mode. (If you have a really new AMD card, you might not be able to run 13-9 – in that case please turn off HDR until AMD has a fix.)

Aeroseek: Flight Tracking: Aviation Directory: Aviation Search CIVA Navigation System Delco Carousel IV-A Inertial Navigation System. Nicknamed "CIVA", An inertial navigation system (INS) is a navigation aid that uses a computer, motion sensors and gyroscopes to continuously calculate via dead reckoning the position, orientation, and velocity of a the aircraft without the need for external references. it was easily the most popular inertial navigation system used before wide adoption of GPS became possible in the 90's. The CIVA could be found on 707, 727, some 737-100s and -200s, the DC-10 and L-1011 Tristar, and on the early 747-100, -200 and -300 variants. This CIVA has primarily been developed to be used with the 727 series of FlyJSim. Features Get the CIVA manual here Design by Philipp

RunwayFinder - Aeronautical Charts - Flight Planning X-Plane 10 HD Mesh Scenery v2 | alpilotx The “X-Plane 10 HD Scenery Mesh v2″ scenery is completely free to download and free to use. I call it Donationware because if you like the scenery, you are invited to donate for it: A “Known issues” section has been added (and what and how will / can be fixed). I have added a new subtopic on this page describing the difference between HD Mesh Scenery v2 and photoscenery, because obviously still a lot of users are confused! Please read it if you don’t know what this is all about! I ask you to NOT REDISTRIBUTE / MODIFY / OR CHANGE (for 3rd party purposes) it without asking for permission (usually I allow almost everything, but I like to know about it!) X-Plane 10 HD Scenery Mesh v2 is an update to the older v1 HD Mesh (and a replacement of the default Global Scenery) and brings a lot of improvements in many areas: HD Mesh Scenery v2 (what you are looking at here!) The ONLY big – but important – DIFFERENCE is: After all, this also has another important implication! Via BitTorrent

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