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1.    An aircraft maintaining a constant heading and groundspeed covered 29nm in 10 minutes.  The average groundspeed is closest to a)    174kt b)    290kt c)      49kt d)    145kt 1.     Given a TAS of 120kt  and wind 270oM/20kt calculate the ground speed and heading required to maintain a Track of 180oM   a)    GS 100kt       HDG 171oM   b)    GS 119kt       HDG 189oM   c)    GS 140kt       HDG 272oM   d)    GS 119kt       HDG 171oM  

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  1. Lucas on Jun 06, 2012

    I don’t really understand what you are asking but for what I can tell for the question asking closest groundspeed the answer is 174kt (if you are doing 29 miles in ten minutes then you will do 29 miles * 6 in 60 minutes = 174).
    for the last one I wont even calculate the answer has to be b) GS 119 HDG 189 because it is the only one that makes sense (to maintain a track of 180 with a wind from the west you will need a southwesterly correction, and the only answer that falls in that category is 189 degrees).
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