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Given the following information, calculate the drift and groundspeed:

TAS: 205 kt
Heading: 180°T
Wind velocity: 240°T /25 kt

  • A
    Drift: 6°R, groundspeed: 192 kt
  • B
    Drift: 6°L, groundspeed: 194 kt
  • C
    Drift: 4°L, groundspeed: 195 kt
  • D
    Drift: 3°L, groundspeed: 190 kt

Refer to figure.
Finding ground speed vector (drift angle, ground speed):

(1) Place the centre of disk on your TAS (205 kt).
(2) Place your true heading (180º) under the true index.
(3) Mark wind velocity (25 kt) downwards from centre.

NOTE:

When the question provides a track => mark wind velocity upwards from centre.
When the Heading is known => mark wind velocity downwards from centre.

(4) Place wind direction (240º) under the true index.
(5) Read ground speed and drift angle (note: Drift angle will be to the opposite side then marked on the flight computer) under the wind mark:

  • Drift: 6ºL, groundspeed: 194 kt

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