air distance

air distance (AD)

A distance measured relative to the mass of air through which an aircraft passes. The no-wind distance flown in a given time. It is equal to the product of true air speed (TAS) and time. Also, it considers the distance increase caused by the altitude above the earth's surface.
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class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBThe air distance from Nairobi to New York is 11,840 kilometres.
We have corrected the data that the air distance of the gunman is at 76.8 meters [to clear] 'yung speculation na malayung-malayo (it was really, really far)," he added.
It would provide a better service of shorter air distance with comparatively lesser air fare, he added.
The signal to noise ratio decreases as air distance increases, resulting in higher required optical power at the FEC limit.
Yuri and Evgeniy will start swimming from Ordu to Russian city of Sochi, an air distance of nearly 200 miles (320 kilometers).
It is located (air distance) 200 km away from Sofia, 180 km from Varna, and 145 km away from Bucharest.
If we measure 2,000 cubits by air distance on the map, measuring along ground that has a slope of 16.1 degrees will give a measure of 2,082 cubits.
The first geographic variable is the minimum air distance a country is from the core markets of Rotterdam, New York, or Tokyo.
It is located directly down slope, less than a mile air distance from where the early fire was burning.
FHurst, Inter national law dictates feet be used in aviation heights and altitudes (flight levels are in feet) and in sea depths and that sea and air distances be in nautical miles with speed in nautical miles per hour (knots).
This vast array of initiatives to reduce environmental impact ranges from tracking product air distances and reducing waste from packaging, to building "ecostores" that can recycle rainwater.