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

Date:         01 Nov 97 18:55:52 
From: (Brad Hunnewell)
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On 24 Oct 97 04:33:14 , (Dan Banks) wrote:
>In article <airliners.1997.2478@ohare.Chicago.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

True. 500 fpm is listed in my C-135 manual as "Combat Ceiling."