[jhb_airlines] Re: A question of altitude

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 10:17:00 -0000

Transition Level won't be a variable because it varies from country to
country and can vary within areas within a country (like the UK).
If you are flying any posh aircraft with built in altitude alert - the one
that dings at you as you approach 1000ft to go to target altitude - a crafty
dodge is to dial in 1000ft above TA rather than your cleared level. When it
dongs reset altimeters to 1013.25 and dial in your cleared level.

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of FrankTurley@xxxxxxx
Sent: 14 November 2006 09:10
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] A question of altitude

My brain woke up this morning with a wizzo idea to help decrepit pilots like
me, why not a cockpit indicator which warned you that you were passing
through the transistion level and need to reset the altitude gauge?
I searched through the FSX variable list looking for something like
transition level, but failed. I then had a quick hunt through the FSX events
list, and found -
Barometric - Syncs altimeter setting to sea level pressure, or 29.92 if
above 18,000 feet.
From that I assume that the transition level is hard wired into the code at
18,000 feet.
OK for the USA I guess.
Frank T. 

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