by T Lithgow (2012), (KZN, SA)
I am not a fancy pilot And I don’t have fancy wings I mostly fly small trainers One engine only, sings One hundred horse’s power May sound like quite a lot But they don’t feel like working When the day is very hot At 35 degrees outside Tar melting in the sun Altimeter says sea level The engine says it’s not! VSI shows one hundred foot per minute, rate of climb Full power, airspeed seventy, The sun it at its prime The heavy aerie labours on, The pilots get quite hot They wonder maybe they should land And await a cooler slot When hot, you’ll find good pilots know The air is very thin And engines don’t perform as well Without a turbo in It’s fine to get away with it But one day you might not So check your density altitude And aircraft performance plot. Here's a quick way to work out your density altitude
(PS thank you for the kind encouragement from the two people who left a comment on my previous site...)
Aug 06, 2015
Rating 5 stars
I love when people are getting creative...
Creativity and inspiration always come together.
This is why as a person, who's obsessed with self-growth and motivation I can tell you:
I love this poem!
We at our writing group are getting inspired by work of each other. This is why I understand why author came up with an idea to write a poem on flights.
Feb 20, 2012
Rating 5 stars
Density altitude explained most appropriately, Lovely poem! Keep up with this type of explenations as it is very satisfying and rewarding!