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Is density altitude accounted for on takeoff performance charts

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Hi guys, Im new to the forum. Im 23 years old, im from Connecticut living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I hold a private pilot licence i obtained in argentina. The title says it all pretty much... Im flying a Cessna 172M 1974 and i noticed in the POH the takeoff distances does not say anything about density altitude. I assume the altitudes that are given are pressure altitude, but from what i understand density altitude is what directly affects Rate of climb, increased takeoff distance etc. To make it short and no so redundant my question is density altitude accounted for in the takeoff roll charts. Il leave a link to the POH of the aircraft. Thanks! http://www.pennyanflyingclub.com/avionics-pdf/Cessna-172M-POH.pdf

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    John D Collins on Jan 02, 2016

    Andres,

    Yes, although it is done indirectly. The notes below the chart provide the temperature adjustments. The chart specifies the temperatures at standard ISA and MSL values. So if you follow the notes at the bottom of the chart, they are effectively adjusted for pressure and temperature differences.

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