Do you remember from earlier lessons what the altimeter is and what it measures?
The altimeter is one of many instruments on Vyctor's instrument panel.
The altimeter measures the plane's altitude above mean sea level (MSL) and it's set by Lizzy using the current barometric pressure. Barometric pressure changes with air temperature, so Lizzy often needs to adjust her altimeter reading during flight since she's ascending (going up) and descending (going down). As a plane climbs (ascends), air pressure typically drops because the air gets colder the higher up you go.
Let's start with a quick review of weather, common conversions, and airport configurations. We'll also analyze altimeters in a bit more detail.
Are you ready to learn about altimeters alongside Lizzy and Stella?
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