gliding range

gliding distance

The maximum horizontal distance that can be reached from a given height in a normal glide. Also called a gliding range. The maximum gliding distance can be achieved only by flying at the best gliding speed and in tailwind conditions.
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But on this route, it's 68 NM from shore to shore, so assuming a (conservative) groundspeed of 130 knots, you're looking at maybe a half hour over open water, with over 10 minutes out of gliding range.
If you have a plan, you can make the right move quickly and not waste gliding range while fret ting over what to do.
Don't forget that the wind can have a significant effect on your gliding range in certain directions.
If you don't have a GPS, and haven't been tracking your position so where you know where the nearest airport might be, or if that airport is beyond your available gliding range, you'll need to locate a field, parking lot, golf course or other open area to use as an emergency landing spot.