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Question #120399
An airplane pilot wishes to fly due West. A wind of 80.0 km/h is blowing towards the South.(a) if the airspeed of the plane (its speed in still air) is 320.0 km/h in which direction should the pilot head ? (B) what is the speed of the plane over the ground? draw a vector diagram.
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Expert's answer
2020-06-08T19:10:36-0400

Let

the velocity of the plane relative to the ground (due west),

the velocity of the plane relative to the air ( ), and

the velocity of the air relative to the ground ( due south).



The velocity vector addition


a)

b)



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