# What is the aerial distance?

## What is the aerial distance?

The aerial distance, i.e., the actual distance between the points. This measurement is the sum of the aerial distances between the points as you progress from the start point to the endpoint. Total Horizontal Distance. The horizontal distance between the points.

## Why is air distance less than land distance?

A plane’s landing distance is based on its ability to *decelerate,* or how much stopping power is in the brakes and other speed-arresting systems, like thrust reversers. A plane can usually generate more accelerating power than decelerating power, so the landing distance is usually longer than the take-off distance.

How do you calculate ground distance?

a. The ground distance between two points is determined by measuring between the same two points on the map and then multiplying the map measurement by the denominator of the RF or scale (Figure 5-1).

What is axial distance?

The axial distance or radial distance ρ is the Euclidean distance from the z-axis to the point P. The azimuth φ is the angle between the reference direction on the chosen plane and the line from the origin to the projection of P on the plane.

A radius is a line from the center of a circle to its edge, or circumference. The adjective radial describes anything that acts as a radius or resembles one — often something radial is literally a line sticking straight out from a center point.

### Why do aircraft fly at 35000 feet?

A balance between operating costs and fuel efficiency is achieved somewhere around 35,000 feet, which is why commercial airplanes usually fly at that altitude. Most commercial airplanes cruise at an altitude of nearly 35,000 feet—around 6.62 miles (10,600 meters) in the air!

What is the ground distance?

[′grau̇nd ‚dis·təns] (navigation) The great-circle distance between two ground positions, as contrasted with slant distance or slant range, the straight-line distance between two points. Also known as ground range.