Send me BRIEFINGS from IFR, FREE!

Weekly tips, technique and training from IFR.

Features December 2017 Issue

Altimeters on Approach

missingaltimeter note; Use another

Altimeters on Approach

Itís a simple instrument that just measures pressure. But we rely heavily on it to keep us safe when we canít see the ground. So, what to do when you canít get the local setting?

Reader David Novelli asked an innocent but probing question. His primary airport has an approach that says if the local altimeter setting is unavailable you should use one from a nearby field and adjust the minimums. Weíve all seen that, although few of us have actually had to take advantage of it.

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to IFR Magazine

Get the next year of IFR Magazine for just $19.97. Get access to all articles published online. Features, reviews, lesson, quizzes - get it all.

That's a savings of more than $14 off the regular rate. Or double your savings and subscribe for 14 issues for just $39.94.

Get IFR Digital

Get 12 months of IFR DIGITAL for just $34. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.