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Old 13th Apr 2010, 04:09
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It is my expectation that the flight crew would have been familiar with QFE procedures and altitude clearances issued in meters. Such procedures are standard in Russia and China; I am unaware of any other country which employs this kind of altimetry.
In my recent experience, metric QNH procedures now seem to be standard in China with their own brand of metric RVSM at higher altitudes. QFE is still given on the Chinese ATIS. Poland was metric and QFE a couple of decades ago as I recall. American Airlines (AA) used an archaic QFE procedure until a near CFIT at BDL in the mid-90's I believe.

Seems like the RAF used QFE fairly recently, is this right?

Mongolia, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and 6,000 meters or below in Turkmenistan are also metric:

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