Glide Ratio

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Glide ratio, abbreviated as E, a dimensionless number, is heavier-than-air flight without the use of thrust.

 

Glide Ratio Formula

\(\large{ S = \frac{ \Delta_S }{ \Delta_H }  }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ E }\) = glide ratio

\(\large{ \Delta_H } \) = altitude lost in the distance

\(\large{ \Delta_S }\) = distance of forward travel

 

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