Re: Service Ceiling (was Re: Passenger cabin pressurization)

Date:         24 Oct 97 04:33:13 
From: (Rich Ahrens)
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Edward Hahn ( spilled onto his/her news spool:
: To nitpick (this being usenet and all), the Service Ceiling is defined as the
: altitude at which the airline can no longer climb at 500 fpm.

Then prepare to be nitpicked yourself. :-) Since when do airlines climb?
Assuming you mean aircraft, I was taught service ceiling was defined by
a 100 fpm climb rate. 500 fpm would give some underpowered GA aircraft a
service ceiling at or below sea level, I suspect.

Rich Ahrens
"In a world full of people only some want to fly - isn't that crazy?"