Re: External inspection

Date:         01 Feb 99 02:37:04 
From:         gfoley@freenet.columbus.oh.us (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
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Jeff Meeker (jsmeeker@NOSPAMPLEASE.cyberramp.com) wrote:
: Again, GPS would provide a ground speed, and this isn't meaningful
: during a takeoff roll.   Besides, it may not be accurate enough.  I
: certainly would not rely on it.

GPS speeds in automobiles are extraordinarily accurate.  At aircraft
speeds they are reasonable, but the mile markers go by too fast for me to
click my stopwatch ):-)) to check.  You're right, of course, that the
ground speed isn't much use on takeoff, unless you know there's no wind!

--
Gerry