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How is CAS ans GS affected by instant wind changes at different altitudes

Aircraft fly relative to the surrounding air. If your aircraft is trimmed to fly at a certain airspeed, and the airstream changes due to wind or other factors, the aircraft naturally returns to its ...
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How is a "turning polar" constructed?

It looks to me that, to draw each small polar (for 20°, 30°, 40°, 50°, 60° bank), the bank angle is fixed and all possible pitch angles are "flown"; the resulting turn radius and sinking ...
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How is a "turning polar" constructed?

I think it's much more intuitive to draw this "turn polar" in terms of airspeed instead of turn radius. Note that bank angle directly relates to centripetal acceleration, which together with ...
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How to compute the airspeed change based on the Altitude change

At the most basic level the Mach formula is: Mach = TAS/Speed of Sound The speed of sound is a slightly non-linear function of temperature: ...
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