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Applications of Trigonometry in Flight
Transcript of Applications of Trigonometry in Flight
your airplane to compensate for the wind. 500 ft With this you may
find your distance (X) from
your destination using the tangent of 3 degrees
( in this example) equals the height (500 ft) over X. Destination Actual Velocity Velocity Velocity of the Wind Start Angle of o.h. from
flight path Angle you must find Path of descent Takeoff Speed If you want to take off successfully, you need to know what angle the wind is coming at you on the runway.
You know what angle the wind is coming at you. You also know how fast it's coming at you, so you'd use cosine to figure out how fast you need to go to take off. Wind speed Wind direction (Degrees) Necessary speed
(Unknown) Runway X