Date: 24 Oct 97 04:33:14 From: email@example.com (Dan Banks) Organization: The Ohio State University References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.2478@ohare.Chicago.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Edward Hahn) writes: >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. Absolute >Ceiling is defined as the altitude at which the aircraft can no longer climb >at all. >(Unfortunately, I can't find a written reference at this at the moment, but I >am certain that the Service Ceiling is not defined in terms of cabin pressure, >as many unpressurized aircraft have service ceilings in excess of 12,500 ft.) Service ceiling is the altitude at which the maximum rate of climb = 100 ft/min. Source: Anderson, John D, Jr.; _Introduction to Flight_; Third Edition; McGraw-Hill, Inc; 1989; p 298 Dan Banks Unsolicited email advertisements sent to the above address will be proofread and billed a fee of $50.