say altitude

say altitude

A term used by ATC (air traffic control) to ascertain an aircraft's specific altitude or flight level. When the aircraft is climbing or descending, the pilot should state the indicated altitude rounded off to the nearest 100 ft.
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I was on an IFR arrival into Houston a while ago with busy Approach Control, when I heard the following exchange: Approach Control: "N1234 say altitude.
The researchers say altitude is the key: the high-pressure system is much taller than the surrounding clouds and thus more exposed to the Sun's UV rays.
We've seen it before: In busy controlled airspace, ATC asks the pilot to say altitude, followed by a directive to turn off the Mode C.
Well, we're not receiving your transponder, sir; turn right 90 degrees for radar identification and say altitude.
Atlanta Center: "Cessna Six Two Niner Three Five, say altitude leaving.