What is flight performance calculation for ?

Which different parameters are included in the term of flight performance ?

On what does the individual performance data of an aircraft depend on ?

Which flight phases does the flight performance calculation distinguish ?

In which phases simplification can be made ?

Name the thre Euler angles for the aircraft position in space !

How many degrees of freedom are possible ?

What is in general sufficient for flight performance analysis ?

How many degrees of freedom has longitudinal movement ?

What are coordinate systems ?

What is applying in general for all coordinate systems ?

Name 4 indexes !

Picture the axis for a Geodetic (earth-fixed) coordinate system !

Picture the axis for a Aircraft fixed (body frame) coordinate system !

Picture the axis for a Aerodynamic coordinate system !

What are the general nonlinear equations of motion ?

How can the simplified nonlinear differential equations of longitudinal motion be described mathmatically ?

How can the symmetrical gliding flight without propulsion mathematically be decribed ?

Name the formulas for the glide angle and the glide number !

Name typical lift-to-drag ratios and glide numbers each for a commercial aircraft and for a glider !

Give the mathematically formula for the rate of descent !

What is the formula for drag at the lowest rate of descent ?

What is the formula for minimum drag speed at minimum glide number (epsilon min) ?

What is the formula for maximum speed (dive) ?

Where are the characteristic points of a polar according to max. flight time and max. range ?

What is a hodograph and how can it be pictured ?

What is the mathematically equilibrium of forces in cruise flight ?

Name the equation for lift !

How can the range of a cruise flight according to Breguet be calculated ?

Due to which factors the flight range increases ?

How can the maximum range (Rmax) at constant speed be calculated ?

Which assumption has to be done ?

How can the maximum range at constant altitude be calculated ?

Which assumption has to be made ?

How can the required thrust be calculated ?

What is a drag curve ?

Explain the 3 points in the diagram in terms of thrust, drag and speed stability !

What is the definition of the specific range (Rspec)

What is the dependency of the specific range and the optimum flight speed ?

What is the dependence of the specific range on mass and speed ?

How can the optimum cruise flight be described ?

How can the real cruise flight be described ?

How can the angle gamma be calculated for stationary, symmetrical climb ?

How can small climb and glide angles be calculated ?

How is the rate of climb (ROC) defined ?

Name 6 points of criteria for choosing the climb method in flight operations of a commercial aircraft !

Climb criteria

What else must be observed in flight operations ?

How can the specific exit power (SEP) be determined ?

How can the fastest climb be reached ?

What are the differences between the steepest and the fastest climb ?

What is the influence of the mass on the specific excess power ?

What is the influence of the flight altitude on the SEP ?

What is service ceiling ?

When is the absolute ceiling reached ?

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