When flying from high to low, look out below. I get this. If I fail to reset my altimeter, the altimeter will indicate higher than my true altitude. To main my desired altitude, I will be incline to lower my plane and descend.
The same situation happens when flying hot to cold...indicated will be higher than true.
However, just because there has been a temperature change, does NOT NECESSARILY mean there's been a pressure change. Therefore, the same adjustments can't be made for temperature error. I.E. - If no change in pressure exists, the reporting stations will still report the same altimeter (Kollsman window) setting b/c that would not have changed...but the temperature COULD have changed.
There would be increase on my altimeter (if I flew into a colder climate), but it would be SO gradual I would descend to accomdate without realizing it. But the pressure didn't change and therefore I"d have the same/correct setting.
My questions is, how do you account for this? I guess when flying into COLD CLIMATES, you would just need to fly at a higher planned altitude.
Also, low pressures makes the altimeter read higher...and cold temperatures make the altimter read higher...However, it's not nessarily accuarate to say therefore that cold temperatures are ALWAYS low pressure, right? Cold and hot temperatures can exist in both low pressure systems and high pressure systems, right?
Cold fronts don't HAVE to be TRULY cold cold...they just have to be cooler than the surround air mass... Same with warm fronts...right?