Why do planes fly in the stratosphere?

Answer Beginning from six to 11 miles above the earth is a layer of the atmosphere called the stratosphere. In this layer the air temperatures, pressures and humidity are all much lower than in the tropos... Read More »

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Are navy planes military planes?

Yes but these military planes are flown by navy pilots or military pilots.

Is Mt. Everest in the stratosphere?

Mt. Everest peaks at 29,035 feet. It does touch the stratosphere. In fact, Mt. Everest is so high that it's in the jet stream, which can hammer the mountain with winds approaching 180 miles per hou... Read More »

Layers of the Stratosphere?

Scientists divide the Earth's atmosphere into four layers, based upon temperature and composition. The stratosphere is the second of these layers. There is little difference within the stratosphere... Read More »

Can airplanes fly in the stratosphere?

Airplanes are generally not allowed to fly into the stratosphere nor are they capable because of the thinness of the air, according to Weather Questions. Some special planes, such as a U-2, can fly... Read More »