Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:40 am #1819619
Sooty25 wrote:Whilst the whole flight was one full of errors (all mine), QFE, would have prevented the workload induced one that nearly bent the aeroplane.
It sounds like what really caused the first error was confusion between altitude and height. QFE might have worked for you, but only because this is what you expected, out of habit, when you added elevation on that extra time.
In a parallel world where everyone flies on QNH and QFE isn't a thing, I don't think you would have done that, because you wouldn't have had that habit. You wouldn't ever have to calculate circuit altitude, since that'd always be published directly as an altitude (eg. see the US).
I'm not trying to argue that nobody should ever use QFE here. Everyone's responsible for themselves and needs to decide for themselves what system they want to use. I just wanted to point out possible sources of error that it seemed to me that others hadn't considered, so that everyone can form their own properly considered opinions.
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