Density Altitude: The Nine Deadly Sins

You may think that you know all about your aircraft and how it performs under varying conditions. But, I think that you will find this training by Orrin "Kurt" Anderson, an Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board to be a real eye-opener.

If you really want to master your aircraft, or if you are just interested in staying alive, then you need to know this material.





I've also provided links to a Powerpoint presentation on mountain flying and two articles on Density Altitude extracted from the FAA's Aviation News.

Mountain Flying (Powerpoint )

Practical Density Altitude (PDF)

Higher Than You Think (PDF)


Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer (If you don't have Powerpoint, you can use this to view the Powerpoint presentation)