cruising altitude


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cruising altitude

A level determined by vertical measurement from mean sea level, maintained during a flight or portion thereof.
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Having seen various parts of the world from a high cruising altitude, the Switchblade will allow me to take my viewing of the scenery of this beautiful country to low altitudes.
We're currently at a cruising altitude of 36,000 feet.
Henderson cautiously concludes that "despite some turbulence, ties are already at a cruising altitude.
At its deepest, the Pacific Ocean is about as deep as the cruising altitude at which most commercial airliners fly.
The clouds are incredibly high in the atmosphere - about three times the cruising altitude of a jet liner - and are filled with ice crystals which refract and scatter the light from the setting sun.
They say it would travel twice the speed of Concorde and have a cruising altitude 20km higher than conventional aircraft.
The combination of range, cruising altitude, payload and comprehensive instrumentation make the aircraft a globally unique research platform.
BERLIN: The German economy, Europe's biggest, appears to have reached cruising altitude as business confidence maintained its current high level in May, the Ifo economic institute said yesterday.
The Airbus A320 was flying from Barcelona to Duesseldorf when it lost radio contact with air traffic controllers and began dropping from its cruising altitude of 38,000 feet.
Robin said the pilot, who has not been identified, left the cockpit when the plane reached cruising altitude, presumably to go to the lavatory.
Lufthansa said: "We cannot comprehend how a technically flawless airplane steered by two experienced pilots could encounter such a situation at cruising altitude.
local time (1035 GMT), but started to descend one minute after reaching its cruising altitude of 38,000 feet at 10:45 a.