- Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:39 am
unfortunately that's not all accurate. Some airports in Russia have switched to feet and QNH, even below transition level. One prominent example is St. Petersburg/ULLI. You can easily find out by looking at the AIP/Jeppesen charts, just check for the standard altimeter setting procedure. If it states hPa
, then you will be flying feet on QNH below transition level. If it states MM (hPa on req)
and next to to it QNH on req (QFE)
, then the standard procedure is to fly metres QFE.Pyongyan/North Korea
also uses feet and hPa. The same goes for Taskent in Turkmenistan
indeed seems to be using metres/QFE, while Uzbekistan
has switched to feet/QNH already. Kyrgyzstan
has also joined the feet/QNH-club some time ago. Even Belarus
has changed to feet/QNH.
An interesting place is Kazakhstan
, because they are officially using metres/QFE, but effectively they are using feet/QNH, at least for us Western operators. The last time I was in Almaty was like 2 years ago, but I am pretty sure that we continued with feet by QNH down to landing.In short: most countries have switched to feet/QNH below TRL, only a few remain.
Let me show you guys some examples:
St. Petersburg is one of the few airports in Russia that use feet and QNH below TRL (transition level)
Kiew in Ukraine has been using the same for a long already, too. I had a brief look at UKLL in western Ukraine and they do use feet/QNH as well.
Now a typical Russian airport that uses metres and QFE below TRL. Although the chart says "hPa on req", in reality ATC will automatically provide you with the QFE in hPa. They kind of know that our planes do not have altimeters that can be set in MM of mercury