The 5G Brouhaha

Radio/radar altimeters have been in the news lately due to potential interference from 5G cell phone towers. Let’s explore these devices and see why all this is important.

Before we dig into this topic, we need to define some terms. Recall your private ground school where they talked about the different types of altitude measurement? Absolute altitude was one, and it’s the actual distance the aircraft is above the ground at any point, as if you stopped midair and extended a tape measure […]
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