# AAE vs AGL

March, 27, 2019 by

The terms Above Ground Level (AGL) and Above Aerodome Elevation (AAE) have two very different meanings but both are important altitudes to understand. Above Ground Level (AGL) is the altitude expressed in feet measured above the ground. Above Aerodome Elevation (AAE) denotes that anÂ altitudeÂ is given above the nearestÂ aerodromeÂ orÂ airport. This is usually identical to the altitudeÂ above ground level, but AAE is used to be precise whereas elevation AGL can change dramatically over small distances.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More