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  Climb & Descent Gradient Off-Course Problems
  Gliding Distance & Glide Ratio Time to VOR
  Rate of Turn, Bank Angle and Load Factor Distance from VOR
  Pivotal Altitude    

Climb & Descent
Gradient

                                                          

Ground Speed     [knots]   [km/h]   [sm/h]
Rate of Climb or Descent     [ft/min]   [m/min]   [m/sec]
Climb or Descent Gradient    [ft/Nm]
   [ft/sm]
  [m/km]
 [m/sm]
  [ft/km]
 [m/Nm]
      
Inverse of:          
Climb or Descent Gradient
   [Nm/1000 ft]
   [sm/1000 ft]
 [km/1000 m]
 [sm/1000 m]
 [km/1000 ft]
 [Nm/1000 m]
Climb or Descent Angle    [ o     
Grade Ratio (to 1)   : 1     
Inverse Grade Ratio* (to 1)
  : 1  *Note: same as glide ratio if descending
Climb or Descent Grade    [%]     

      Enter any two fields then press "Eval" on any remaining field for that field's result.  

Gliding Distance &
Glide Ratio

                                                          

Horizontal Distance Traveled     [Nm]   [km]   [sm]
    [ft]   [m]  
Vertical Distance
(Height) Descended
    [ft]   [m]   [Nm]
Horizontal Distance Traveled per Vertical Distance (Height) Descended    [Nm/1000 ft]
   [sm/1000 ft]
 [km/1000 m]
 [sm/1000 m]
 [km/1000 ft]
 [Nm/1000 m]
      
Vertical Distance (Height) Descended per Horizontal Distance Traveled    [ft/Nm]
   [ft/sm]
  [m/km]
 [m/sm]
  [ft/km]
 [m/Nm]
Glide Angle    [ o     
Grade Ratio (to 1)   : 1     
Glide Ratio (to 1)
  : 1  *Note: same as the inverse of Grade Ratio
Glide Grade    [%]     

      Enter any two fields then press "Eval" on any remaining field for that field's result.  


Rate of Turn
Bank Angle
Load Factor

                                                        
 Main Variables
Ground Speed     [knots]   [km/h]   [sm/h]       
Time for 360o Turn     [min]   [sec]         
Bank Angle    [ o            
Load Factor* (L/W)
  *Note: this is also the amount of "g" forces
  experienced by the aircraft's occupants

 Correlated Variables
Radius of Turn       [Nm]   [km]   [sm]  
Vertical Lift to Weight Ratio (LV/W)          
Horizontal Lift to Weight Ratio (LH/W)          

      Enter any two fields (on the Main Variables)  then press "Eval" on any remaining field for that field's result. Note that
      Bank Angle and Load Factor both count as one field. Correlated variables will be calculated once the "Eval" button is
      pressed.

Pivotal Altitude

                                           
Ground Speed     [knots]   [km/h]   [sm/h]  
Pivotal Altitude     [ft]   [m]    

      Enter any field and instantly get the other field's result.

   
RELATED WEBSITES:
     Recreational Aviation Australia Inc. - Fly Light Magazine (Excellent article on pivotal altitude)
           Link to article

Off-Course
Problems

                                                                                                    
Aircraft Off-Course Correction  Main Variables Part I
Distance Flown     [Nm]   [km]   [sm]   [ft]
Distance Off-Course    [Nm]   [km]   [sm]   [ft]
Course Change to Parallel    [o      


 Main Variables Part II

         
Distance to Destination    [Nm]   [km]   [sm]   [ft]
Distance Off-Course    [Nm]   [km]   [sm]   [ft]
Course Change to Conv.    [o      

 Correlated Variables
Total Course
Change to Intercept
    [o  

      Enter any two fields (on the Main Variables Part I)  then press "Eval" on any remaining field for that field's result. Next
      enter any two fields (on the Main Variables Part II)  then press "Eval" on any remaining field for that field's result. The
      "Total Course Change to Intercept" will be calculated as "Course Change to Parallel" + "Course Change to Conv."
 

Time to
VOR

                                                    
Time Flown (1-2)   s [hrs] [mins] [secs]
Bearing Change    [o      
Time to VOR   s [hrs] [mins] [secs]

      Enter any two fields then press "Eval" on any remaining field for that field's result.

Distance from
VOR

                                                      
Time to VOR   s [hrs] [mins] [secs]
Ground Speed    [knots]   [km/h]   [sm/h]  
Distance to VOR    [Nm]   [km]   [sm]   [ft]

      Enter any two fields then press "Eval" on any remaining field for that field's result. Note: to obtain "Time to VOR" use
      the function above.
 



   

   
 
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Units and Abbreviations
Length or Distance
m -  meters
ft -  feet
Nm -  nautical miles
km -  kilometers
sm -  statute miles
 
Speed
knots -  knots (Nm/h)
km/h -  kilometers per hour
sm/h -  statute miles per hour
 
Time
h or hr(s) -  hour(s)
m or min(s) -  minute(s)
s or sec(s) -  second(s)
 
Angle
o degrees
 

 


 
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