flight levels

flight levels

Surfaces of constant atmospheric pressure which are related to a specific pressure datum, 1013.2 mb (29.92 in), and are separated by specific pressure intervals. (Flight levels are expressed in three digits that represent hundreds of feet; e.g., flight level 250 represents a barometric altimeter indication of 25,000 feet and flight level 255 is an indication of 25,500 feet.)
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Yet for a growing number of general aviation pilots who fly in the flight levels, there are no training or experience requirements.
By all accounts, it does not appear that the crew of the A380 did anything wrong, but rather, the ATC crew should have double-checked flight levels and they did not.
Operators that are already fitted are gaining the benefits of improved air traffic surveillance coverage across the continent, enhanced situational awareness and an increased likelihood of obtaining their preferred flight levels or altitudes.
There are large, heavy commercial and military drones capable of flying in the flight levels.
The award is an independent quality mark set out as an initiative from IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), which proves access hire companies provide top flight levels of service.
For the first time since the attacks, worldwide flight levels are even with 2001.
HEATHROW Airport is bucking the trend of declining flight levels.
The N's pressure system is controlled automatically, like most Navy tactical jets: The cabin is pressurized at 8,000 feet, and the regulators maintain a fixed scale as the aircraft climbs to higher flight levels.
Rannoch VP, Jon Baldwin, said: "The system coverage and placement of remote sensors will be determined by the users as the tracking function can range from the airport surface up to maximum flight levels.
The move creates new flight levels, allowing aircraft to operate on separate elevations rather than the same one.
The number of flight levels in this space will be increased from six to 12 when the change is implemented.
The Eurocontrol programme aims to develop a system which can accurately identify total vertical errors in aircraft flight levels above altitudes of 29,000 feet.