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Mr.midnight

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Hell folks i have a question concearning how high heavys should go.  Not on long distance but short distant.


 


For instance a 757 is in kord and is needed in kind( indianapolis) just a 176 miles apart.  How high will those heavies go for short distances, will they go all the way up to 360, or is there a low altitude height.


 


Thx....................RobertC


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Thx For the reply.  Yes sir i see that they do go low. Who would determine that ATC, or is that the norm for low heights.

 

So if im plannig a trip to kind from kord , and i decide to go at say 170, will ATC allow that or will they give me a height for that area.

 

It makes since not to go so high , when flying short distances.  I also see where some flights are just 13000ft.  who makes that Call, Pilot or ATC.

 

Thx again.   RobertC

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It depends on the weights, really. Such a short flight will seldom go over FL300, if ever.

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All based on efficiency. When I flew heavies, we would select the highest we could get for burn, but have a little cruise time to setup and brief arrivals/approaches

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