The takeoff and the landing of an aircraft are the most challenging phases of flight, so the study of take off performance and landing performance is of great importance for flight training and safety.
Aircraft performance is a measurement of how well the plane flies. Many factors affect how the plane flies: its weight, the atmospheric conditions, pressure, temperature, humidity, even the runway at takeoff. Aircraft performance will tell you the speeds the plane can hope to achieve in different conditions.
Airline pilots are required to calculate the performance of an aircraft ahead of every single flight, which is why performance factors and equations are a core module of ATPL Theoretical Knowledge.
With numerous graphs, calculations and legislation to remember when studying the factors that affect aircraft performance, we've designed a simple and effective cheat sheet of all of the formulae you need to survive (and pass) this module.
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ATPL: Performance: Factors and Equations
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