Altimeter Setting Procedure Question

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Re: Altimeter Setting Procedure Question

Unread post by Segg » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:20 pm

heisan wrote:
Segg wrote:Considering it says this is a cross country flight, doesn't that also imply a distance greater than 8 miles (can't remember the actual figure off hand) Therefore the pilots intentions wouldn't be a local flight direct to FAWB, but to wonder out to some other location then turn towards FAWB?

Answer 2 seems right to me

What do question bank and Pilotexam say?
Makes no difference. Transition altitude within 25nm of FAWB is 8000' no matter where you are heading.
Yes, I'm alluding to the way the question itself is phrased :) I remember an instructor mentioning there is a defined difference between a local and cross country flight in terms of distance - this question if anything seems to be the CAA playing mind games, as no situation I can think of would one conduct a "local flight" and climb into the flight levels whilst doing it VFR
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Re: Altimeter Setting Procedure Question

Unread post by flybrd » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:41 am

Segg wrote:Considering it says this is a cross country flight, doesn't that also imply a distance greater than 8 miles (can't remember the actual figure off hand) Therefore the pilots intentions wouldn't be a local flight direct to FAWB, but to wonder out to some other location then turn towards FAWB?

Answer 2 seems right to me

What do question bank and Pilotexam say?
Questionbank and Pilotexam have different answers. As a matter of fact Pilotexam has same question in different sections (AWOPS and Met) with different answers. But all the answers are either when not in the vicinity or passing 25nm from FAWB.
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Re: Altimeter Setting Procedure Question

Unread post by apollo11 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:43 am

xcountry according the the SA CAA is 20NM
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