# Often asked: What Is Step Size In Aviation?

## What is a step climb in aviation?

A step climb in aviation is a series of altitude gains that improve fuel economy by moving into thinner air as an aircraft becomes lighter and becomes capable of flying in the thinner air at higher altitude.

## What is 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.

## How high can you fly in infinite flight?

In the US the max an aircraft will go is FL410, however it isn’t totally uncommon for some 787-8’s outside of the US to climb to FL430.

## How do you climb steps?

How to plan Step Climbs

1. If you are departing at, or close to your Maximum Take -Off Weight (MTOW), do not climb up to your final cruising altitude straight away.
2. Refer to Cruising Altitudes if you are unsure what altitude you should be flying at based on your direction of travel.

## What is normal climb?

Normal climb speed is the speed at which the aircraft is climbed under normal circumstances. Normal climb speed is higher than best rate of climb and best angle of climb speeds and is recommended for routine climbing situations because: Forward visibility is better.

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## What is best climb rate?

Best Rate-of-Climb:

• Best rate of climb, or Vy, maximizes velocity to obtain the greatest gain in altitude over a given period of time.
• Vy is normally used during climb, after all obstacles have been cleared.
• It is the point where the largest power is available.
• Occurs above L/Dmax for a jet.
• Occurs at L/Dmax for a prop.

## How is cruise climb calculated?

If you want to figure out the cruise climb speed for your airplane, and you don’t have a published speed, a good rule-of-thumb is to find the difference between Vx and Vy, and add that number to Vy. For example, a POH for the Piper Warrior III has a Vy of 79 knots and a Vx of 63 knots.

## What is the fastest plane in infinite flight?

The F-22 is the fastest, but no A/P. 748 and 77W are fastest with A/P. If you are flying online there should be no need to go super fast.

## How much is a stair stepper?

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