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Old 12-31-2018, 02:24 PM
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Since we've got the "200 knots" club and it's been around for a while, I thought we should have this one as well. I know quite a few of us have been up there with our RV's, and a couple of us have gone WAY up there.

Anyway, here's my entry, coming back home from Reno 2018, was picking up a trace of ice in the top of a layer at 17,000 so requested FL190 to get clear.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:46 PM
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170mph at almost 29mpg... hard to beat that!
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:47 PM
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170mph at almost 29mpg... hard to beat that!
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That IAS looks like you are flying a U2
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:03 PM
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Funny you should mention this. 4 days ago I went up to flight level 180. I wanted to catch a decent Tailwind.

If I had asked for a vector I would have gotten a better one. Here's the video clip.

https://youtu.be/70WtaQTKD0c

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Old 12-31-2018, 03:16 PM
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Funny you should mention this. 4 days ago I went up to flight level 180. I wanted to catch a decent Tailwind.

If I had asked for a vector I would have gotten a better one. Here's the video clip.

https://youtu.be/70WtaQTKD0c

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I don't mean to burst your bubble, but you were really at FL174 or so. When hitting FL180 you switch to 29.92 on your altimeter.
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Old 12-31-2018, 04:10 PM
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Fair enough, Matt.

I did not switch to standard pressure because ATC was waiting for me to reach that altitude and then clear me for my descent and to Plymouth. I guess I was too hasty and should have continued to climb in order to make it an official 18000 at standard pressure.

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Old 12-31-2018, 04:36 PM
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John,
We need to delete your post😂
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Of course, this assumes NA airspace. In the rest of the world, reaching ?flight levels? is much easier.
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Flight Levels begin above 17,500 msl. When the altimeter setting is below 29.92 FL180 is unusable.
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