Friday, September 02, 2005

Pitot-Static System

Hi again- I hope you're not thinking "Oh no, not her again!" I've got a question. What would the instruments (airpeed, altimeter)read if the pitot tube was blocked? If the static vent was blocked? I've had conflicting answers from Ben one of the instructor's at the aero club and something I read on the "net.


Good question. That's one that I've found a lot of people don't understand. And that's because the answer is: "it depends."

But I'll give you more than that. This is a good topic to address in the aviation glossary I'm working on, so I will post it there as soon as I can.


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