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A plane intends to north with a speed of 250 m/s relative to the ground through a high altitude cross wind of 50 m/s coming from the east. Determine the bearing that the plane should take( relative to due north),
A) the planes speed with respect to the air answer

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  1. The plane takes a heading, not a bearing.
    So, draw the velocity triangle. You should be able to see that

    speed: s = √(250^2+50^2)
    heading: tanθ = 50/250

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