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Old 16th Dec 2012, 13:19
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India Four Two
 
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Why are ANY references to meters made
Semaphore Sam,

It's because Canada is a metric country (although aviation uses mostly Imperial units) and all newspaper reports, not only in Quebec, use metric units, even when the original units are Imperial.

This occasionally leads to nonsensical precision, for example, someone in MN may say "about a mile away" and the Canadian report will say "about 1.6 km away".

Last edited by India Four Two; 16th Dec 2012 at 13:38. Reason: Clarification
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