1.13. Barometric Altimeter Setting Procedures

The procedures in the following paragraphs should be followed for setting of altimeters in various circumstances:

[These are suggested procedures for setting of barometric altimeters. If your company already has procedures that differ, there is probably no reason to change. Merely document your procedures in this subsection.]

  1. When receiving an altimeter setting that is either new or unchanged from another agency by radio, the pilot should read that altimeter setting back to the agency. An example follows.
    1. "Transport One Five Niner [replace with company call sign and flight number] checks we are cleared to 4000, altimeter two niner eight niner."
  2. For transition between the Standard and Altimeter Setting Regions the Pilot should call "Transition, set 2989 inches.

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