Re: aircraft performance in descent

Date:         06 Jan 97 01:41:44 
From:         wb8foz@netcom.com (David Lesher)
Organization: NRK Clinic for habitual NetNews Abusers - Beltway Annex
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boardsailot@earthlink.net (Gabe Sanders) writes:

>>2 identical planes are at FL350, however 1 weighs 200k and the other 300k.
>>IF they both conduct a flight idle, same IAS, descent, the heavier
>>airplane will have a lower rate of descent, contrary to what one's
>>intuition would tell them.

Which a/c will have the better "Gimli range" to invent a new
term of art? Can the lighter one use a lower IAS and thus....

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