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Takeoff and Landing Calculations

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How much runway do you need?

Calculating how much runway is required for your airplane to takeoff and land is something specifically required for you to do each preflight by the FARs.

It’s actually easier than you might think, and over the years aircraft manufacturers have made the charts more and more user-friendly to use.

Watch the video above and the two below to be familiar with all the different ways to calculate takeoff performance.  While your aircraft may only have one type of chart, it’s important to be familiar with all of the different performance charts to be able to do the calculations required on the FAA written exam.