As you continue to formulate ideas about the aviation impacts and importance of density altitude, read this:

  

As you continue to formulate ideas about the aviation impacts and importance of density altitude, read this: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/06/20/the-science-of-why-its-too-hot-for-some-planes-to-fly-in-the-southwest-u-s/?sh=246199ce54ce covering a recent density altitude-related event.

You will begin a rough draft of your training document. The document should be a summary of the answers to the following questions, which address the important aspects of density altitude:

  1. What is a practical definition density altitude – one that would clearly explain the concept to a general aviation pilot-in-training?
  2. What are the main factors that affect density altitude, and what changes in each of those factors cause the density altitude to increase?
  3. What are the hazardous effects of a high-density altitude on aircraft performance?
  4. Is density altitude only an issue at high elevation airports? Explain.
  5. What season of the year is density altitude generally highest, and what time(s) of day during this season arehigh-density altitude conditions most critical? Explain.
  6. What should be the precautions taken, and preparations made, when planning a flight in high-density altitude conditions?