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Old 08-26-2009, 04:03 PM   #21  
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Default Help: Written Exam Question

So I purchased the Sheppard's Air exam guide and I now know why people recommend it. I will recommend to all my friends, and will NOT recommend it to anyone above me in seniority!

So I ask help with a question (answer in bold is correct):

Which maximum range factor decreases as weight decreases?

a. Angle of Attack

b. Altitude


"So...if were talking about maximum range; as we burn enroute fuel, our aircraft gets lighter. If our aircraft it lighter it will travel faster, correct? So wouldn't it be beneficial to us to have a lighter aircraft, equalling faster airspeed thence increasing range?" I am missing something? Why is maximum range decreased when we're lighter?
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