Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson
Grozzie, you are of course correct. 'Cept my little O-200 Connie won't ever see 12,500 on the altimeter, much less FL450. Now for a really great view, video from the Dragon Lady at FL700 is really cool.
As far as YT degrees and such, even a broken watch is correct twice each 24 hour period. You just learn to ignore it the rest of the time.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.