Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3920 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3222 times:
Tonight I made a flight plan to go from Mexico City (MMMX) to Los Angeles (LAX) I had real weather downloaded and was using a Aeromexico 757 I downloaded (it's a beautiful plane) Take off was good no complaints there, but as I was climbing to my cruise altitude of 31,500 feet ATC handed me off only one time and gave me a altimeter number once (30.34 was the last number ATC gave me) all the way to 31,500 feet.
Now I'm at my curse altitude of 31,500 feet, next thing I know ATC is telling me to expedite my climb to 31,500 feet. Well after 3 or 4 warning my flight plan was cancelled! Now I tired this flight 3 times and all 3 times it got cancelled just as I described above!
Have anyone else experienced this flying from MMMX?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3179 times:
guess what, you need to reset your altimeter to 29.92 passing 18000 feet.
That's true all over the world in FS (in reality it differs per country and sometimes even within countries or by time of day).
You're supposed to know that so ATC won't tell you to do it.
Your virtual controllers did everything right here (though if you were for real they might have scrambled the airforce to take a look at you).
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3920 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3147 times:
I did not know that Jwenting thanks I never had to reset the altimeter before. Before last night I always left the altimeter on the last number ATC gave me and kept on flying with no problems. I'm going to try the flight again tonight, thanks again
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3125 times:
You were just lucky then.
There is a 300 feet bracket both over and under the assigned altitude for you to fly in.
Depending on the altimeter settings, that can be enough that you don't notice (or the weather may be stable with an altimeter setting close to 29.92"/1013 HPa).