Short Final: Freezing Level

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After I heard a GA pilot expressing concern about getting into icing conditions, I responded to air traffic control:

Me: “PIREP for the 172 concerned about icing, the freezing level over Santa Cruz summit is 5,000 feet.”

NorCal Approach: “What was the OAT?”

Me: “Well, uh, that would be zero degrees Celsius.”

Bennet Taber
San Francisco, CA

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