posted by Johnathan
An airplane flies at airspeed (relative to the
air) of 250 km/h . The pilot wishes to fly due
North (relative to the ground) but there is a
65 km/h wind blowing Southwest (direction
In what direction should the pilot head the
plane (measured clockwise from North)?
Answer in units of ◦
You are given to vectors of the triangle
break up resultant, and wind, into N, and E components, subtract, and you then have the components of heading. You can figure heading by theta=arctan(East/North).