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znatusch

DC-8-50 service ceiling

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Hi,

On my first flight (FAOR-EGCC) in this lovely aircraft. Fuel management and INS keeps you engaged. Love the turbine sounds. At full gross she's got a long takeoff (FAOR elevation is over 5000 ft).

 

Could anyone tell me what the service ceiling on the old girl is?

 

I'm at FL360, stepped up twice from FL300. Simbrief gives me a step up to FL380 in a few hundred miles. Couldn't find any sensible data on line.

 

Cheers.

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I can't find any statement of the service ceiling in my manuals.  But, I included in the performance document a table of optimal cruise altitudes for various weights. It's on page 13. 

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