how do I compensate for winds when calculating fuel requirements for a commercial flight?

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    On a COMMERCIAL flight, your dispatcher will have all that calculated for you.

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  • 7 months ago

    If you needed to you'd be told how to.

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  • 7 months ago

    Fuel calculator program in laptop, tablet, or the aircraft's computerized flight management system.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    You don't. That's the flight crews job

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    That’s easy! You just need to know the distance to Your destination the course you need to follow, the velocity of the wind at the altitude you intend to fly, and the rate you burn fuel. Just apply the law of cosines to achieve your ground speed and heading. Then do a little 6th grade arithmetic. see how simple that was?

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