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View Poll Results: Do you think the US will switch to Metric, ever?
It will eventually happen 15 35.71%
Ha! 27 64.29%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-19-2014, 11:06 AM
Location: The Springs
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Originally Posted by Gantz View Post
Russia switched to Western flight level system since 2011.
Thanks Gantz! Is China still metric? I've not only flown millions of miles, I'm a flight simulation junkie and VATSIM member. I just remember the last time a flew out of UUDD and asked for clearance, it was given in meters. I hadn't realized it was that long ago.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Maybe in a hundred years or so...
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:11 AM
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I learned both systems in elementary school at the age of 6 or 7, and over the years have even managed, despite my primitive American brain, to quickly convert back and for with pretty close approximations in my head.

Personally I feel the Imperial measures have a cozy, comfortable cultural value compared to the clinical, sterile metric system. I like to measure steel in metric, but distance to my loved ones in miles.. or inches. I like to have my medication measured in milligrams, but my beer in pints. I am fine with my cargo loads measured in kilograms, but my newborn in ounces.
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