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SC1

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Glide Ratio Required
« on: June 05, 2019, 12:00:25 PM »
I have found that knowing the glide ratio required to a point is more useful than altitude above glide path, although it is nice to have both. Being 1000' over does not mean much without knowing how far away the point is. Glide ratio required takes into account the distance to the point and so is (to me) a more meaningful and universally applied data point. It would be really nice to be able to select this as an option on the climb and cruise screens rather than altitude above glide path. Also, being able to choose a landing point by glide ratio required and/or altitude above glide path would be more helpful than distance to the landing point.
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Sandy

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Re: Glide Ratio Required
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 06:59:55 PM »
I have it shown on my CNII, you have to manually turn on the display of this.  I compare my current L/D to the Required L/D to the next point.
Chris