Date: 01 Nov 97 18:55:52 From: email@example.com (Brad Hunnewell) References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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On 24 Oct 97 04:33:14 , firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan Banks) wrote: >In article <airliners.1997.2478@ohare.Chicago.COM> email@example.com (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. >Service ceiling is the altitude at which the maximum rate of climb = 100 >ft/min. True. 500 fpm is listed in my C-135 manual as "Combat Ceiling."