cruise climb

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cruise climb

i. A method of flying for the maximum range for aircraft with gas turbine engines, in which an aircraft gains height with a decrease in the aircraft gross weight. This is mainly the result of consumption of fuel. This method results in maximum range.
ii. An air speed or attitude that provides piston aircraft with better engine cooling, crew visibility, passenger comfort, and speed while climbing.
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