I found a 'Airspeed Calibration Alternate Static Source' Figure in C172R POH.

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There are three kinds of Figure, 1. Heater off, Vents and Windows Closed 2. Heater On, Vents Open and Windows Closed 3. Windows Open.

What are those figures for?

  • $\begingroup$ Your question would be improved by including a picture of the figure and any other context, such as where in the POH the information is found. $\endgroup$ – J Walters Aug 28 '19 at 1:04

This table is included because of the fact that the Alternate Static Port on 172s is inside the cabin. Thus, changes in cabin pressure (even really small ones) can have an impact on the static pressure that the system is using and hence on the indicated airspeed.

The things the table mentions like windows and heat vents all influence the pressure in the cabin, and hence the airspeed. In reality, if you have to use the alt static port you aren't going to be pulling out the POH to correct the speed as it is likely very similar.

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