Talk:Zoom climb

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During any climb (and not just zoom climb) potential energy is gained at the expense of kinetic energy. ~So, what is the point of this assertion ? JoJan 17:16, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Wrong - in a steady climb thrust exceeds drag sufficiently to balance the longitudinal component of weight, such that the engines do work to increase the aircraft's potential energy. In a zoom climb, the aircraft gains altitude while losing speed. --GCarty 13:10, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Properly outfitted, a pressure-suited pilot received oxygen under very high pressure, at extreme altitudes, without ill effects. I'm not so sure about that "very high pressure" part. Shouldn't that be "normal atmospheric pressure" or "close to normal atmospheric pressure"? Jbridge21 (talk) 02:51, 7 April 2008 (UTC)