foxbravo03
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Transition Levels

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:28 am

Hello,
Can anyone explain what in ATC parlance is meant by "Transition Level"?
Regards,
foxbravo03
 
jhooper
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RE: Transition Levels

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:41 am

That should be 18,000 ft MSL, when all aircraft transition to the jet routes and use 29.92 as the altimeter setting.
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RE: Transition Levels

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:50 am

Dear Foxbravo03 -
xxx
Our friend Jhooper gave it to you - for USA... But I see you are in Ireland.
Dont have the Shannon or Dublin approaches handy.
But I will give it to you the Irish ATC way...
xxx
"Clear to (descend) 4,000 feet, transition level 50, QNH is 1007 hPa..."
At 5,000 feet (TRLVL 50) the pilots will reset their altimeter to 1007.
xxx
Transition level vary just about everywhere, in USA, it is 180...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper
 
foxbravo03
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RE: Transition Levels

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:03 am

Hello again,
Thanks very much,Jhooper,and B747Skipper.I guessed there would probably be a difference between the US and Europe.
Thanks again,
foxbravo03.
 
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TS-IOR
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RE: Transition Levels

Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:09 am


Generally it is FL30 or 3.000 ft.It is the level below or above which altitude is stated whether in feet or in FL respectively.

 
Inbound
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RE: Transition Levels

Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:58 am

Maintain own separation with terrain!

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