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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Yuri and Evgeniy will start swimming from Ordu to Russian city of Sochi, an air distance of nearly 200 miles (320 kilometers).
The first geographic variable is the minimum air distance a country is from the core markets of Rotterdam, New York, or Tokyo.
Two other items of note are that air distance from major trading centers is statistically significant and the coefficient on the percentage of population within 100 km of the coast now has the correct sign.
It is located directly down slope, less than a mile air distance from where the early fire was burning.
11 Number of countries 100 73 (a) The minimum air distance in thousands of kilometers from a country to any one of the following major markets: New York, Tokyo, or Amsterdam.
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.
The likeliest international travelers, "Experience Seekers" are willing to travel long air distances, and try to visit one new destination each year.