# How do you use the rate climb descent table?

## How do you use the rate climb descent table?

If a climb gradient table is not available, the rate of climb can be calculated manually. Take your ground speed in nautical miles per hour, divide by 60 minutes per hour, and multiply by the climb gradient in feet per nautical mile. The result will be the required rate of climb in feet per minute.

**Where is the climb descent table?**

The last page of the document features the climb/descent table. Why spend time rediscovering a formula when this chart is all one needs to understand the relationship among climb angle, climb gradient, and climb rate? The climb/descent table facilitates descent planning.

**How do you calculate rate of descent?**

If you multiply your descent angle (1 degree) by your miles-per-minute, then add two zeros to the end (x 100), you’ll have your FPM descent rate. So in this example, if you’re flying at 120 knots, you’re traveling 2 miles-per-minute (MPM) (120/60=2).

### How do you calculate climb gradient?

Climb rate is ft/min. Ground speed is nm/hr. GS/60=nm/min. Climb rate divided by GS/60 gives gradient in ft/nm.

**What is the standard climb gradient?**

200 feet per nautical mile

The standard climb-gradient requirement is 200 feet per nautical mile after crossing the departure end of the runway (DER) at a height of 35 feet agl. After that, climb gradients can increase if terrain or obstacles are factors surrounding, or within, the designated departure-path surface.

**Where do I find my FAA alternate minimums?**

The airport’s alternate minimums, standard or nonstandard, are listed on the airport’s 10-9 page. If you’re able to use the ILS to runway 7 at KDAB, your alternate minimum weather can be as low as 700′ ceilings and 2 SM visibility.

## Does Foreflight have TPP?

TPP Supplement: In the traditional book format, the supplement to the Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) appears at the beginning before all the actual arrival procedures and approach charts.

**What is descent rate?**

Rate of descent is the vertical component of the aircraft’s velocity, normally expressed in feet per minute. This speed increases with aircraft mass. When heavier, the aircraft is expected to fly at higher speed during the descent and initial approach phase.

**What is the 3 6 rule?**

For larger aircraft, typically people use some form of the 3/6 Rule: 3 times the altitude (in thousands of feet) you have to lose is the distance back to start the descent; 6 times your groundspeed is your descent rate.

### What is climb gradient?

In aerodynamics, climb gradient is the ratio between distance travelled over the ground and altitude gained, and is expressed as a percentage. The maximum angle of climb on the other hand is where the aircraft gains the most altitude in a given distance, regardless of the time needed for the maneuver.

**How much does true airspeed increase with altitude?**

On average, true airspeed increases about 2% per 1,000′ of increase in altitude, but the actual change depends on temperature and pressure.