Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6170 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4950 times:
The heading part could be said either way, since you are correcting for drift, and, yes, true airspeed would be your actual indicated airspeed corrected for everything else, but I didn't want to get too in depth.
Basically, it's all triginometry in the end.
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PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4930 times:
Quoting Saintsman (Reply 4): Actually, I bet most airline pilots would have to think hard about working those figures out! It would have been a long time since they had to do it themselves
Don't bet too much. There are some of us who had that drilled into our heads in the military. I can still remember having to determine wind at altitude with only DME, and wizz wheel. Funny thing is somethings you never forget. Or perhaps having to do an ICE T speed calculation?