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What does an altimeter measure?
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What is the instrument used to measure the elevation?
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How does the pilot use the altimeter when flying the Cessna bush plane?
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What is the difference between altimeter and cabin altimeter?
Asked in Units of Measure, Height
What instrument is used to measure the height above sea level?
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How do you measure the altitude of a plane from the ground?
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When Altimeter setting is the value to which the barometric pressure scale of the altimeter is set so the altimeter indicates?
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How does an altimeter work?
An altimeter does not actually measure altitude directly, but rather just atmospheric pressure. So an altimeter is actually a barometer created for a specific purpose. See related link The altimeter measures the height above the ground and has a pointer which is adjustable depending in which air field you are taking off on. it measures the pressure of the air as you get higher off the ground the pressure reduces therefore it is able to determine your height above ground.
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How do you zero an altimeter for a 1989 Toyota 4Runner?
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How do skydiving altimeter work?
An altimeter determines the height by the difference in air pressure. The higher you go the thinner the air becomes (lower air pressure). A skydiver will zero his altimeter on the ground, and as the skydiver increases altitude the altimeter can determine the distance traveled by determining the difference in air pressure.