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Aviation Learning Center Document Density Altitude
Author: FAA Date: 2008
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Although density altitude is not a common subject for “hangar flying” discussions, pilots need to understand this topic. Density altitude has a significant (and inescapable) influence on aircraft and engine performance, so every pilot needs to thoroughly understand its effects. Hot, high, and humid weather conditions can cause a routine takeoff or landing to become an accident in less time than it takes to tell about it.

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