Its 'sonic seasoning' report, produced with Oxford University, suggests some tracks in the skies can make meals appear up to 10% more sweet or salty, given the effect of cabin pressure altitude on our taste buds.
What does PA stand for?
PA stands for Pressure Altitude
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- Preferred Address
- Preferred Alternative
- Preliminary Assessment
- Premier Agendas, Inc. (US)
- Preparing Activity
- Preplaced-Aggregate (concrete)
- Press Agent
- Press Association (British National News Agency)
- Pressure Alarm
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As we got closer to South Lake Tahoe, we tuned up the automated surface observing system (ASOS), which reported winds from 240 at 10 knots, temperature 75 F and pressure altitude of 8,100 feet.
The flight data recorder (FDR) is designed to record the operating data from an aircraft s systems, including pressure altitude, airspeed, vertical acceleration, magnetic heading and position of control systems.
Pressure Altitude/Density Altitude (PADA)--computes the following parameters: sea level pressure (SLP), altimeter setting (ALSTG), pressure altitude (PA), density altitude (DA) and the standard atmosphere based on the upper/lower station pressure and the following optional data fields: station elevation (for ALSTG, PA, DA), 12-hour mean temperature (for SLP), temperature (for DA) and dew point for DA.
IGRADS Generated Met for Converted Altitude 34[degrees]57'69[degrees]17', and Temperature 101200 Sep 02 Altitude Temp Pressure Altitude Temp (ft AGL) ([degrees]C) (mb) (m AGL) ([degrees]K) Surface 26 848.
While the pilots knew the OAT and the pressure altitude at the pad, their (higher-hotter) calculations were based on a no-wind condition.
The crew adjusted divert fuel calculations to account for weather deviations and the lower cabin pressure altitude limits and diverted to Minot AFB.
The GTX 327 is a Mode-C transponder that displays flight time and current pressure altitude, and its solid-state design requires no warm-up time, reduces power output and lowers heat emissions.