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Aircraft Trajectory Activity
If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems.

Open the slide called Aircraft Motion (with text) and read the explanation on how to calculate speed, distance, acceleration, and time in simple aircraft motion with force and mass constant.

You are the copilot on a Boeing 747. The Captain plans to make various changes in speed (velocity).

Assume that your aircraft is in simple aircraft motion with force and mass constant. As the copilot you must be able to correctly give the Captain the results of the changes in velocity. Using the motion equations shown above, solve for the unknown values to complete the following tables. Assume that X0 is 0.

### Initial Velocity (V0) km./hr. Acceleration (a) km./hr.2 Time (t) hr. Final Velocity (V) km./hr. 300 50 2     50 3 500 250   5 450 400 25   600 600   10 400 TABLE 1

Initial Velocity
(V0) km./hr.
Acceleration
(a) km/hr.2
Time
(t) hr.
Final Velocity
(V) km./hr.
Distance Traveled
(X) km.
350
100
2

20
3
260

280

2

640
250
30

370

500
5

2250
TABLE 2

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