bobby asked in TravelAir Travel · 1 month ago

How high can a plane go? ?

How how can a plane go? 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The "service ceiling" varies by the type of aircraft, ambient conditions, the aircraft's configuration, and the load it carries.  It is the altitude at which the aircraft is unable to climb at a rate greater than 100 feet per minute (fpm).  The "absolute ceiling" is the height at which there is no excess of power and only one speed will allow steady, level flight.

    Most commercial jetliners have a service (or certificated) ceiling of about 42,000 ft (13 km; 8.0 mi) and some business jets about 51,000 ft (16 km; 9.7 mi). Before its retirement, the Concorde supersonic transport (SST) routinely flew at 60,000 ft (18 km; 11 mi).

    For a Cessna 172, it is 14,000 feet.

  • 3 weeks ago

    A passenger plane can fly approx. max height 12 kilometers. 

  • Marvin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Depends on the plane.  Most jumbo jets fly at 30-40K feet, simply because that height represents the "sweet spot" when it comes to fuel economy. Typically they can safely operate at 45-50K feet.

    Military aircraft go a lot higher.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Military aircraft like the Vulcan over 100,000 feet

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  • 1 month ago

    its depend on areoplane but on averge 30000 to 40000 feet 

  • Sky
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It entirely depends on the airplane.  A small Cessna tops out at about 12,000 feet.  The SR71 Blackbird can surpass 100,000 feet.  The average airliner cruises at 35,000-45,000 feet.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It depends on the plane but in average, 30,000 to 40,000 feet  above sea level

  • 1 month ago

    Pick your category:  Highest commercial airplane got up to 60,000 feet.  That was the Concorde which is retired.  The highest these days is about 45,000 feet.  Business jets up to 51,000 feet.  Military aircraft up to 90,000 feet.  

    (google it if you want more details.)

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    depends on how much weed it smokes

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