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used in In the Unlikely Event

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elevation (height) — typically above sea level or above the earth's surface


(metaphorically) a desirable height
  • He focused attention on a graphic presentation showing the course and probable altitudes flown by the plane.
    p. 127.6
  • It wasn't until they'd taken off and reached their cruising altitude that his father leaned close and said, "You can never tell your mother we flew on a non-sked."
    p. 149.4
  • "After we take off and reach our cruising altitude, you'll be free to get up and use the restroom."
    p. 284.5
  • The captain put full force on the power but the plane kept losing altitude.
    p. 286.3
  • With both the right-hand engines out, the CAB concluded "the aircraft did not maintain altitude and settled rapidly."
    p. 429.1
  • Perhaps if the Miami Airlines pilot had shut off fuel to the failed engine sooner, or if the pilot of the National plane had feathered the correct engine, they could have recovered altitude and made it back to the airport.
    p. 429.3
  • The risk is especially great when it occurs at low altitude, giving pilots little opportunity to take corrective action.
    p. 429.6

There are no more uses of "altitude" in In the Unlikely Event.

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