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Old November 23rd 15, 01:04 AM posted to sci.military.naval,rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
Jim Wilkins[_2_]
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Default Former Navy Seal smashes wingsuit distance record in daring flight

"Vaughn Simon" wrote in message
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On 11/13/2015 1:03 PM, a425couple wrote:
So, the plane's 25,000 ceiling was souped up to 37,000?


Service ceiling refers to the max height where an airplane can
maintain a specified rate of climb at max gross weight, but it's not
a limit. If you are patient, and especially if you are flying
light, you may be able to climb considerably higher.


Did they have, in effect, an air-lock? Or de-pressurize the whole
plane?


Neither. I'm 95% sure that the Caravan is an unpressurized
airplane, so everyone would need to use oxygen at high altitudes.
But there would be no concern about pressurization or anything like
an airlock.


http://texasturbines.net/en/our-conv...ervan-900.html

-jsw


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