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  • n. the speed of an aircraft relative to the ground


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  • Somewhere, on the internet, I can type in a flight number, and somehow it pops up with a picture showing me where they are, and enough detail on the plane to tell me it has a groundspeed of 554mph - fortunately they're doing that out of the way at 36,000 feet.

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  • Many of its riders were striding along to enhance their groundspeed, but I stood still at the far right side, since I was in no particular hurry.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • I spun up my inertia to get groundspeed indication to kind of give me a rough guess.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2001

  • The wind velocity would affect her groundspeed, but, even allowing for that variance, Abilene should have been in sight.

    Silver Wings, Santiago Blue

  • Also the ground is virtually flat on both sides of the border and you can cross it at Mach 95, or six hundred knots calibrated groundspeed, just below military power and sonic boom. '

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • The tower was showing a red light and the headset was still dead but I was on my own now and the runway began blurring as the groundspeed rose.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • He drops into the legside and backs his groundspeed to beat that of deep-set Tim Bresnan, turning one into two. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "At 0752: 12, the aircraft stopped climbing when at 7600 ft with a groundspeed of 155 kts and commenced descending about 13 seconds later," the report found. | Top Stories

  • Based on analysis of radar data, the National Transportation and Safety Board reported the groundspeed just before impact as 510 knots.

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  • During the landing roll-out, the flight data recorder shows the aircraft veered to the left of the centreline and departed the end of the runway at a groundspeed of 63kt.



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