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Met Exam Preps

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Hi Guys
Please see the attached file from my exam review. If dust storms can occur to heights of "Up to about 10,000 Feet " Then wouldn't that mean they can occur " TO" 10,000 feet and generally not above ?? I am aware that you include the word " About " in there . Can you see that youre explanation is very broad, " About " could mean 10,500 and it could also mean 9,500 . could you explain this a little better to me please as i do not want to make this mistake again in the real exam .

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Julian
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julza2425 replied the topic: Met Exam Preps

Further to this i reread the text book and it is very clear that you're answer is very correct . I wanted to make you aware I am not questioning your Knowledge at all ( after all its youre books that have got me this far ) I just felt that youre review explanation could be worded differently to save confusion .

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bobtait replied the topic: Met Exam Preps

Hi Julian
Thanks for you question regarding the vertical extent of dust storms. According to the Met Bureau's Manual of Aviation Meteorology publication, the vertical extent of a dust storm is "commonly well over 10,000 feet". You have made a valid point in regards to my explanation in the on-line exam where I have said "about 10,000 feet". I agree that is a little vague. The intention was to point out to VFR pilots limited to below 10,000 feet without a pressurization endorsement, that it would be impossible to climb above the dust layer. I have changed the wording to "commonly well over 10,000 feet" to make it more specific.

Thanks for your feed-back. It is very much appreciated.

Bob
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