With the new update out, I thought it would be a good time for this request.
'What is an altimeter?'
For those who don’t know: all aircraft have an altimeter.
Because of the way it works, the reading may become offset if the tempature, air pressure, or altitude is changed. Though all aircraft are usually set to MSL, so people may prefer a AGL reading. But everyone want a acurate reading, right?
The Altimeter is usually read out following the temparture and dew point info.
Because IF has temparture weather, I think this may have an actual chance and also may work out for IF. I hope you consider this request!
I’m fairly certain that the altimeter is read out in the ATIS. I’ve heard it a number of times since the update.
If I’m wrong, then it’s my mistake.
QNH is the altimeter. It’s just 2 different scales of measuring it. Ones is (29.92) inches of mecury and this is hectopascals(1013 as standard)
So why is it so low? The normal reading is 29.92
1013 is the non Imperial measurement. (mmHg)
29.92 is imperial, inches.
Every country run different systems, Hong Kong and China as an example uses mmHg and Canada US uses inches of mecury
I wish an IFATC could see if it is imperial in thr US
29.92 is measured in inches of mercury while QNH, the setting shown in the screenshot above, is measured in Millibars. They are two different ways of setting an altimeter and each is used depending on what country you are in but they both serve the same purpose.
Quoted from aernout, a real world A380 pilot
Mark’s ATIS tutorial video is from San Francisco…you can see the answer there…
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