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User currently offlineAak777 From Qatar, joined Apr 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

If i have airplanes height, true air speed, rate of descent, how can i calculate my ground distance. At calm wind.

can you provide me with a formula with thse variables,

THANKS

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User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Not sure I understand. Is it to determine the TOD, that is where to begin the descent to the airport?


Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineAak777 From Qatar, joined Apr 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Nothing to do with take offs and landings, only pure descent from one level to another, given the info above.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13800 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Out of the altitude difference and the climb / sink rate you can easily calculate the time required to climb / descent to the required FL. Then multiply this time with the TAS and you get the distance flown ( this works only at 0 windspeed, once you´ve got a wind involved you´ve got to do a little vector subtraction / addition)

Jan


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