Density Altitude

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Stewartb, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Stewartb

    Stewartb Final Approach

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    .....back in the frozen north. DA at Lake Hood in the heat of the day today? -3200'. No complaints, that's up a couple thousand feet from yesterday. Brrr.
     
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  2. RyanB

    RyanB Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    Nothing like not being able to get the mix rich enough. Better that way than the other way around, right? ;)
     
  3. exncsurfer

    exncsurfer Pattern Altitude

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    That's some thick air right there.
     
  4. Zeldman

    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Several years ago I got a -6500 DA at Fairbanks. The temperature was around -62F. (not wind chill) So instead of flying I stayed on the ground trying to keep my pickups front and rear differential fluids from freezing.

    It was so cold I could cut glass with my nipples....
     
  5. SoonerAviator

    SoonerAviator Final Approach

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    Well, with wind chill it's about -30F around the Edmonton, AB area right now. I'll be ready to get back down South by the end of the week. It's a good thing the rental car has remote start!


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  6. James331

    James331 Ejection Handle Pulled

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    Just shy of -1500 here, tis the season
     
  7. mr_happyland

    mr_happyland Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I would love to see how the airplane performs in those conditions.
     
  8. HotRock

    HotRock Pre-Flight

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    Dang, I am still wearing a light jacket down here in MS. I guess you guys would be in shorts and t-shirt.
     
  9. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Cleared for Takeoff

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    Brrr. that sounds cold. I've been in Tampa for a couple days. it's bad here too.

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  10. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down PoA Supporter

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    We made it down to 3000 MSL DA overnight! Hehe. Little above that now.

    Lovely day for flying around here if you don't mind preheating for a couple of hours.

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