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Old 8th Oct 2011, 22:14   #40 (permalink)
Justwant2learn
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada
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Drift and True altitude

Hello guys,

I am currently studying for my cdn atpl and I came across a MET question I cannot seem to grasp. The concept of port/starboard drift increasing/decreasing true altitude respectively. Now the in the spirit of trying to understand the subject rather than simply memorizing the port drift=increasing true alt and starboard drift=decreasing true altitude, I am trying to attempt to understand this concept. Now where I get mixed up is how do you know whats happening because you could get either port or starboard drift depending on where you sit around the low or the high right? Isn't it a matter of perspective? eg port drift: I could be to the east of a low or west of a high if i was on a west east trip right???

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