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12.100.2

Describe the general effects of altitude on aircraft performance.

12.100.4

Define pressure altitude.

12.100.6

Calculate aerodrome pressure altitude, given aerodrome elevation and prevailing QNH.

12.100.8

Explain how to determine pressure altitude by using an altimeter.

12.100.10

Explain the general effect of temperature on performance.

12.100.12

Define density altitude.

12.100.14

Given a pressure altitude and ambient temperature, calculate the:

(a) ISA deviation;

(b) density altitude.

12.100.16

Explain the effect of the following factors on TODR (Take Off Distance Required) and LDR (Landing Distance Required):

(a) aircraft weight;

(b) temperature and pressure (i.e. density altitude);

(c) humidity;

(d) runway slope;

(e) runway surface condition;

(f) headwind/tailwind component;

(g) use/misuse of flaps;

(h) power available;

(i) frost or other contaminants/damage of lifting surfaces.

12.100.18

Describe the hazards of windshear in the initial climb-out path, and on the approach path.

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