Date: 11 Feb 98 04:23:53 From: Nathan Pusey <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Cairns Network Services Followups: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Hello, Can somebody please explain to me why planes (jet aircraft) fly at very high altitudes on long range flights, and how does this conserve fuel and get maximum distance ? How does this conserve fuel and save time if you can only go half the speed you normally can go at low altitude and you have to use twice the amount of power to get too half the power you get at lower altitudes ? Thanks in advance.