Why do air-crafts take-off and land against the wind?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 4 years ago

    Why do air-crafts take-off and land against the wind?

    And when aloft, do pilots prefer flying against the wind?

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  2. Edward J. Palumbo profile image86
    Edward J. Palumboposted 4 years ago

    Briefly, the four forces that act on an aircraft are lift, drag, thrust and weight (or gravity). An aircraft that takes off or lands into the wind does so to maximize lift, thus requiring less runway to take off and land.

 
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