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Name: janette l gubala
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Question:
How high can an airplane go?



Replies:
Well, an "airplane" can go fly as high as it is designed for. More specifi- cally, fighter planes have been known to go to around 90,000+ feet. Experimental planes (X15) can go much higher if need be. It all depends on the type of engine being used. Jet engines cannot be used in highly rarified (thin) air, because they are air-breathing in nature. Rocket engines can be use at any altitude, including space.

wildman jackson


I thought the official altitude record for a jet powered aircraft was around 80,000 feet, set by the SR-71 Blackbird, although the actual altitude achievable by the Blackbird is still classified. Experimental aircraft like the X-15 that can go higher are rocket powered.

jade hawk


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