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 The position of an aircraft relative to the airport 2012-06-08 From Dennis:"Air traffic controllers usually describe the position of an aircraft relative to the airport by altitude, horizontal distance, and bearing.  Suppose an aircraft is at altitude 500m, distance 15km, and bearing 35 degrees east of north.  What are the x,y, and z components (in meters) of the position vector. The x-axis is east, the y-axis is north and the z-axis is vertical.Answered by Penny Nom. A 23 acre airport runway 2012-02-21 From Ron:I have a 23 acre plot. If it were in a straight line, would it be enough distance for a plane to take off and land if the plane needed 1 mile?Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom.

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