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What is wrong about this interpretation of QFE and QNH?

I'm a little confused about the QFE and QNH definitions, and its application on aviation. I learnt that: $QFE$ = pressure measured by an altimeter which is adjusted to ground level (it gives a height ...
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How do you calculate the true bearing from a station (QTE)?

Assuming that : You are flying on a compass heading of 141°, The compass deviation is given as +3°, The variation read on the chart is 3° East, The wind correction angle is +10° and The relative ...
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What is the meaning of “altimeter three-zero-one-one”?

I've been listening to a lot of liveatc.net recently (mostly at CYVR). What does it mean when the ATC give an "altimeter" reading (usually around the 3000 area). Altimeter three-zero-one-one. I'm ...
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When is QFE used?

When is QFE, instead of QNH, used for the altimeter setting? QFE: If you set the subscale of your altimeter to read ... millibars, the instrument would indicate its height above aerodrome elevation ...