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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A spokesperson for the carrier said that seat belt signs may not have been turned on because the aircraft was still at cruising altitude when it hit the turbulence.
Aircraft flying at lower altitudes also spend less time climbing to cruising altitude and descending for a landing.
The open door prevented the pilot from safely reaching a safe cruising altitude. The pilot felt that landing at Cairo would not be safe with a fully-laden aircraft so he flew at a 'low altitude' to Heraklion Airport in Crete where a safe landing was made without incident.
The landing was made after the crew reported being unable to maintain their flight level after the aircraft inexplicably dropped about 1,000 feet from the cruising altitude of 33,000 feet.
Donald Hudson, an Air Line Pilots Association aeromedical adviser, says that flight crews and passengers are generally not exposed to the occupational limit for radiation exposure and says that it is mainly an issue for aircraft operating in higher altitudes such as the Concorde and corporate Lear Jets, though increasing the cruising altitude of commercial aircraft could increase exposure.
As successful as it was, I came away thinking the only good thing about a high-altitude takeoff is that it put me that much closer to my planned cruising altitude.
"As we continued to go to cruising altitude, the smell became very strong." The scent caused passengers to complain of chest pain and nausea.
Some 33 people onboard were admitted to hospital after the plane flying from Dublin to the Croatian city of Zadar lost cabin pressure at cruising altitude on Friday.
According to investigations and information gleaned from the flight recorders "a fire broke out in the cockpit while the plane was at cruising altitude and the fire spread rapidly, causing the loss of control of the aircraft," said the France's civil aviation accident bureau (BEA) in a statement.
Passengers on the Southwest Airlines jet reported hearing an explosion after the Boeing 737 jet with 143 customers and five crew members on board reached cruising altitude.
Data from FlightRadar24, a flight-tracking website, shows that an Airbus A320 associated with Fujairah's ruling family flew Monday en route to Rome and did climb above its 35,000-foot cruising altitude near Bahrain.
"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.