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Setting the altimeter right in FLTSIM2002

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How do I ensure that the altimeter correctly counts down to zero height rather than just staying with the actual airport elevation height when on approach and landing runs?This has been perplexing me for a while and I can't help thinking that I am missing something really simple and obvious.If any one can help I would beMOST grateful as this is spoiling my flying experiences!!many thanks

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The altimeter??? Are you referring to the altimeter or the "radio altimeter?"

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Ian,You can't unless you know the QFE and this isn't broadcast in ATIS. The altimeter is based on altitude above sea level, not ground level. What you probably want is a radio altimeter but these don't come with the default aircraft. the 767PIC has one as will other quality 3rd party aircraft. Maybe a search for a stand-alone gauge might identify one you can install to a default panel.Cheers,

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Hello Ian,Perhaps there is some confusion. Pilots always use airport elevation as reference - it is not equivalent to zero altitude. You must learn to look up the correct elevation, then use that as a target for your landings.As Ray mentions, you can, nevertheless, place a radar altimeter on your panel if you need very great precision.However, using a target altitude of zero will only create confusion in flight, and get you into trouble over obstacles or mountainous terrain.Best regards.Luis

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Ian,Without real weather loaded, barometric pressure is always 29.92 be default. If weather is running, ATIS will give you a currnet pressure reading which you can adjust in your cockpit by pressing "B". Also, if flying IFR with real weather, each hand-off from ATC will give you a pressure reading that you again adjust in flight. Hope this helps.Rick

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