Why Your Performance Charts Are Wrong

Actually, they're probably not, but the results we obtain from them can be way off. A wide variety of factors can be responsible.

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There’s a performance chart for every basic phase of flight. Pilots use them to determine how fast they can fly, for how long and how much runway they’ll use doing it, among other things. The tables, graphs and charts in the performance section of your typical personal airplane’s flight manual or operating handbook purport to […]
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