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Cost of driving in SA

Cost of driving in SA

Old Mar 17th 2007, 4:16 am
Scott Elliot
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Default Re: Cost of driving in SA

Canada has gone metric too, but some of us old farts still think in miles
per gallon. However, mpg is meaningless to our kids who think in litres per
100 km. To them smaller is better. The only time we see miles per gallon
ratings any more is on ads that come across the US border, and then they
don't use a real gallon so that's not very helpful either unless you are
good at multiplying by 5/4 in your head.


"Marc Lurie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 21:21:06 +0100, Wildpicture <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>>P.s. Besides Americans, nobody in the world counts in Miles per Gallon.
>>We only know kilomters and liters. :-)))
> Not so Hans. The British still talk in MPG as well. :-o
> Marc
Old Mar 17th 2007, 3:07 pm
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Default Re: Cost of driving in SA

> Fuel is very inexpensive in South Africa

For labourers with the minimum wage (R1000 per month) it is a bit different
off course!

Regards from the warm bush (37 Celcius),


Old Mar 22nd 2007, 7:28 am
Marc Lurie
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Default Re: Cost of driving in SA

You're corect of course, but in stacking aircraft up over a busy
airport, you'd be able to stack far fewer aircraft using 500m spacing.

Essentially, it's "RTC" : "Resistance to Change" :-)

On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 18:33:06 +0100, [email protected]lid (Johan W.
Elzenga) wrote:

>Big deal. He would just order them to descend to 1100 or 1000. And 1000
>feet gaps are no more or less logical than say 500 meter gaps.
Old Apr 11th 2007, 6:26 pm
Pat Norton
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Default Re: Cost of driving in SA

Marc Lurie wrote:
>Can you imagine ATC saying to a pilot
>"Descend to flight level 1066.8" instead of
>"Descend to flight level 3500"

Quote follows:
The use of metric altitudes and levels in some airspace adjacent to
Hong Kong FIR requires the use of both Standard (feet) and Metric
(metres) units within Hong Kong airspace. To avoid any confusion with
level information the following standard phraseology shall be
applied :
a) when referring to an ALTITUDE the unit shall always be specified,
e.g. 'descend to six thousand feet' or 'climb to two thousand seven
hundred metres';
b) when referring to FLIGHT LEVELS only the METRIC unit shall be
specified, e.g. 'descend to Flight Level one five zero' or 'climb to
Flight Level eight thousand four hundred metres'.

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