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Aviation Rules of Thumb

Glide Ratio Calculation

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100 ft/min is approximately 1 knot. So to figure your glide ratio: ground speed divided by VSI/100 (take 2 zeros off VSI).

example: Ground speed = 100 kts
VSI shows -500 ft/min -- Drop two zeros: 5 kts
100/5 = 20:1 glide ratio

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