To take off from the ground, an airplane must reach a sufficiently high speed. The velocity required for the takeoff, the takeoff velocity, depends on several factors, including the weight of the aircraft and the wind velocity.
A plane accelerates from rest at a constant rate of 5.00 along a runway that is 1800 m long. Assume that the plane
tTO = 26.8 s
What is the speed vTO of the plane as it takes off?
vTO = 134 m/s
What is the distance dfirst traveled by the plane in the first second of its run?
dfirst = 2.50 m
What is the distance dlast traveled by the plane in the last second before taking off?
dlast = 132 m
What percentage of the takeoff velocity did the plane gain when it reached the midpoint of the runway?