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Old 13th Apr 2010, 05:59
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galaxy flyer
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Where the Quaboag River flows, USA
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The "near CFIT" at KBDL was an actual CFIT; if you count striking trees as a CFIT. The problem there was not especailly the use of QFE but the rapidly falling pressure combined with an abandoned tower, so no current altimeter setting for the crew. EAL and AA used QFE for years without it being implicated in an accident. It is really quite nice when understood and used proficiently. Just did a QFE approach into VKO the other night.

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