Originally Posted by
alban Hi this is propably really simple but i can't understand it.
PET or point of equal time is a term used in aviation. It defines a point along a route where the time to continue is the same as the time to return to the aerodrome of departure. I have a hard time understanding how it is calculated in my book that i use in school.
This is how they explain it:
dpet= the distance to the pont of equal time
GSr=The groundspeed to return from PET to departure
GSo=the groundspeed to continue from the PET to destination
D=the total distance between departure and destination
time home from PET=time on from PET
dpet/GSr=(D-dpet)/GSo
So far I understand but what i don't understand is how they have transposed the formula to dpet=D*GSr/(GSo+GSr)
Please help it would be easier to understand than to just learn a formula by heart.