Questions

  1. Using the range rings in Figure 9.2, estimate the distance across Florida in miles. Write your answer here.

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  2. In Figure 9.2, you drew 20 minute vectors (lead lines) for all the labeled planes. Are any of these aircraft going to land at the Orlando Airport within 20 minutes?

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    If so, how many?

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  3. About how many times faster is the Concorde on Figure 9.1 traveling than the two planes over Florida in Figure 9.3?

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  4. At what altitude is the United States - Flight 121 in Figure 9.3 traveling?

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    How fast is it traveling?

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    The label "ORD" in Figure 9.3 stands for Chicago - O'Hare. How long will it take for Flight 121 to arrive in Chicago?

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  5. Estimate how much time will elapse before most of the planes in Figure 9.3 leave the screen?

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    Will the screen then be totally clear?

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  6. Where is the Delta Airlines Flight 301 in Figure 9.3 headed?

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    What kind of plane is it?

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  7. How far is plane C in Figure 9.2 from the Orlando Airport (MCO)?

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  8. Using the formula [ Distance (d) = Velocity (v) x Time (t) ], how far is the Delta airplane from its destination?

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    The United Airlines flight?

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  9. If you were an air traffic controller, what information about the weather might you give to the pilot of plane D in Figure 9.4?

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  10. What two methods can pilots use to avoid severe weather?

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  11. How are vectors and weather information used in air traffic management?

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  12. Based on your knowledge and experience, as well as this activity, what information does an air traffic manager need to efficiently manage the airways?

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