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Absolute and Service Ceilings

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Hi :) Why some airplanes in their POH does not mention the absolute ceiling ? they only mention the service ceiling.   Rgds

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  1. Nascr1Arrival on Feb 19, 2016

    Absolute ceiling is rarely used in real life. It’s a value affected by many factors and impractical. No one flies at Vx/ Vy. Most airplanes run into other restrictions before they can climb to absolute ceiling. Oxygen equipment, structural harmonics, and safety are just a few I can think of. Some pilot would go to fl 60 just because the poh said he could. You’re dead in seconds at that altitude.

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