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Ceiling

Post by astaib » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:46 pm

Hello!

I think that I have touched the ceiling!!!
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Re: Ceiling

Post by pietromarx » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:00 pm

Yes, I think you have! How was it?!
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Re: Ceiling

Post by waynemcc999 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:19 am

Did you happen to record Density Altitude?
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Re: Ceiling

Post by astaib » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:53 am

Nope I didn’t record it
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Re: Ceiling

Post by Boatguy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:12 pm

Which altitude is that graph representing? You may have been even higher!

On a flight last month my indicated altitude was 14,500 cruising west over the Sierra. But when I examined the G1000 data log on Cirrus Reports, my GPS altitude topped out at 15,200'. Here's a piece of the graph.
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Re: Ceiling

Post by waynemcc999 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:22 pm

... and since I assume Arnaud was flying summertime in hot Europe, the Density Altitude could easily be +2K-to-3K' higher than ForeFlight's GPS altitude. Arnaud, next time you upload your SD card you could calculate what the 16,845' GPS altitude corresponded to in Density Altitude.
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Re: Ceiling

Post by vontresc » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:56 pm

I got to 17,500' once. She wasn't all that happy about it though
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Re: Ceiling

Post by Thomas » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:32 pm

Did you climb up so high for the overwater stretch. How it worked out with the ATC … were you flying IFR? Chambéry to Figari ?
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Re: Ceiling

Post by astaib » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:57 pm

Hello Thomas,

I flew Albertville to Figari in VFR. The sky was overcast and I didn’t want to make a big bypass via marseille.
The French ATC gave me the clearance up to FL190. When I contacted the Italien ATC they let me at FL160 for some minutes then they requested FL125 maxi VFR ceiling, then FL105 on the sea.

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Re: Ceiling

Post by astaib » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:59 pm

The indicated altitude was 16000 at 1013 (FL) and the GPS altitude recorded maxi 16480 Ft and so did Flightradar24
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