Date: 24 Oct 97 04:33:13 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Ahrens) Organization: Who needs it? References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1
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Edward Hahn (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.visi.com/~rma/ "In a world full of people only some want to fly - isn't that crazy?"