Loiter (flight) - Endurance


The endurance of the aircraft during the loiter phase is calculated using the following (Breguet formula):


  • is the endurance (dimensions of Time)
  • is the Specific Fuel Consumption (dimensions of 1/Time)
  • is the total lift force on the aircraft
  • is the total drag force on the aircraft
  • is the weight of the aircraft at the start of the phase
  • is the weight of the aircraft at the end of the phase

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