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Old November 14th 15, 04:45 PM posted to sci.military.naval,rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
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Default Former Navy Seal smashes wingsuit distance record in daring flight

"Vaughn Simon" wrote in message ...
On 11/13/2015 1:03 PM, a425couple wrote:
So, the plane's 25,000 ceiling was souped up to 37,000?

Service ceiling refers to the max height where an airplane can maintain a
specified rate of climb at max gross weight, but it's not a limit. If you
are patient, and especially if you are flying light, you may be able to
climb considerably higher.

Thank you. I had no idea they could get THAT much
higher without alterations,

Here are two crazy flyers.
Crazy Wingsuit Flight -- Man Lands on Water Without Parachute?
Wingsuit landing without deploying a parachute - Gary Connery

Did they have, in effect, an air-lock? Or de-pressurize the whole

Neither. I'm 95% sure that the Caravan is an unpressurized airplane, so
everyone would need to use oxygen at high altitudes. But there would be
no concern about pressurization or anything like an airlock.