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STUDY ASSIGNMENT Review Chapter Two and answer the Study Questions. 204. WINDS Understanding the causes of wind and wind direction is essential to the safe operation of an aircraft. Takeoffs and landings are best performed into a headwind, whereas landing with a 2-2 Atmospheric Mechanics of Winds, Clouds and Moisture, and Atmospheric Stability strong crosswind can be dangerous, to say the least. Additionally, the circulation of air brings about changes in weather by transporting water vapor. Therefore, wind plays an important role in the formation of fog, clouds, and precipitation.

As the denser air flows downhill, from the top of the mountain, it is called the mountain wind, and a circulation opposite to the daytime pattern forms. These winds are of particular importance for light aircraft, helicopter, and low-level operations. In mountainous areas where the performance of some fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters is marginal, the location of mountain and valley winds can be critical. Atmospheric Moisture Moisture is water in any of its three states: solid, liquid, or gas.

C. d. MSL/True altitude AGL/absolute altitude indicated altitude (IA) pressure altitude (PA) 16. S. above 18,000 feet MSL? a. b. c. d. 17. Density altitude is_____________. a. b. c. d. 15 in-Hg. A pilot sets the altimeter correctly at Randolph and flies to Vance at an indicated altitude of 5000 feet without changing the altimeter setting. 18. Assuming a standard lapse rate, what is the MSL/true altitude when flying over Vance at the assigned indicated altitude? a. b. c. d. 19. 4700 feet 5000 feet 5030 feet 5300 feet If Vance’s elevation is 1307 feet MSL, what is the AGL/absolute altitude over Vance?

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