ground speed

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ground speed

[′grau̇nd ‚spēd]
(navigation)
Speed of an aircraft relative to the surface of the earth.

ground speed

ground speed
The horizontal component of the velocity of an aircraft relative to the ground. Ground speed is obtained by applying the effect of the prevalent wind velocity to the TAS (true air speed).
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When enabled, the Fuel Range Ring shows an estimate of the remaining flight distance at the current fuel consumption rate and groundspeed.
You'll have to adjust as you go because your groundspeed will change through the turn.
Experiencing a headwind on departure will result in a lower groundspeed for the climb, and therefore a greater climb gradient (in altitude gained per nautical mile).
Basic round-gauge instruments, including HSI, groundspeed and GPS altitude are highly configurable.
As I begin my last inbound leg, I am indicating 240 knots groundspeed, which equates to four miles a minute.
According to the NTSB and based on data from the 496, the airplane reached a maximum groundspeed of about 50 knots, which dropped to 44 knots before impact.
Sometimes you just have too much altitude, groundspeed, or both.
Basic navigation data including GPS groundspeed, time, distance and bearing to the next waypoint is displayed at the bottom of the map page.
During my copilot's autorotations, I was uncomfortable because of the late, nose-high attitude he used to arrest groundspeed on each one.
Wind will change your groundspeed and distance traveled during that descent, so the question is at what groundspeed will the aircraft track the glideslope in a 731.