above ground level


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above ground level (AGL)

The height of an aircraft above ground level. Also known as absolute altitude. It is measured by a radio, radar, or laser altimeter. When an aircraft is required to fly at a certain height above ground level, the AGL refers to its average height above terrain, not above certain high features and obstacles that may be in the area of operation. If the aircraft is to fly at a fixed height above all obstacles and features, then the height is above obstruction level (AOL), not above ground level. The former may be greater than or equal to the AGL. See above obstruction level.
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