Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Answer: Speed

Please review Tuesday's Archives for this explanation in the question about why GlobalFlyer is flying east.

Groundspeed

Example: If you are flying in an airplane at 200 miles per hour, and the wind is pushing you from behind at 100 miles per hour, then your groundspeed would be 300 miles per hour.
The converse is true also. If you are flying in your airplane at 200 miles per hour, and the wind is blowing at you from the front at 100 miles per hour, then your groundspeed would be only 100 miles per hour.


Lat: N25.45874
Long: E30.57687
Altitude: 46332 ft
Groundspeed: 336 kt
Heading: 106.70°
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