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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The result is a call from ATC, "Say altitude." This is usually followed by your off-mic off-color expletive, followed by an on-mic sheepish and often lame reply.
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.
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