service ceiling service ceiling

Definition(s):

  • (n) altitude above which a plane cannot climb faster than a given rate

Usage(s):

  1. In service ceiling it had 170%, which would put it higher than most pilots could ever fly it.
  2. Excess power means not only more speed, but better climb, higher service ceiling, more ability to lug the heavy armament load needed in modern fighters.
  3. With a service ceiling of 45,000 ft.
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