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Missing position (lat/lon) in ADSB data

ADS-B transmitters can transmit NO-Position messages (FTC=0) if the source of position data does not provide position data. This can happen when GPS is unavailable (e.g. due to jamming). In some ...
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Forward Slip - Which speed to maintain?

For a wings level, power-off descent first principles say that the flight path angle (assumed > -10 deg) is approximately the arcsin of drag over lift, D/L. For full-pedal trims, that small angle ...
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Forward Slip - Which speed to maintain?

Indicated Airspeed in a slip is unreliable, so forget trying to fly an airspeed. The simple and reliable way to control speed in a slip is to fly to correct pitch. What is the correct pitch? How about ...
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In a straight and level flight if thrust is equal to drag how is aircraft moving forward?

Drag is produced by moving through the air- more speed means more drag. Thrust is the motive force that pushes the plane through the air- more thrust means more push. At cruise, push equals drag and ...
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In a straight and level flight if thrust is equal to drag how is aircraft moving forward?

Per Newton's first law, A body remains at rest, or in motion at a constant speed in a straight line, except insofar as it is acted upon by a force. You need excess thrust to get up to speed. But ...
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