best endurance speed

best endurance speed

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The speed at which aircraft's fuel consumption is the least (i.e., the aircraft can fly for the maximum amount of time for the given amount of fuel). It corresponds to the speed at which the least power is required.
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Depending on our mission, we may want to run as close to the top of the green arc as we can for higher cruise speeds or loaf down around the best endurance speed, at which drag and fuel consumption are minimized, along with forward progress.
After shutdown, the pilots descended to a lower altitude and slowed to best endurance speed to establish a wind milling RPM of 25 percent or less.
If negotiating a head- or tailwind is about time spent traveling, the best endurance speed is all about time spent aloft: What speed (and power setting) should we fly to minimize fuel burn?
In fact, your airplane's best endurance speed likely isn't published.
As might be expected, the best endurance speed is the speed providing the greatest time aloft for fuel consumed.