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Hassan2
#6
Feb28-12, 07:49 AM
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If you have the following data:

W: window width,
h: the distance from the viewer to the window,
β: the angle between the flight direction and the window ( positive angle when it is getting away from and negative when its coming toward the window)

t: the measured time
L: the distance from the viewer to the plane when it first appears in the window frame,

then for the speed v, you would come up with the following expression:

v=[itex]\frac{4hWL}{t\sqrt{W^{2}+4h^{2}}}[/itex][itex]\frac{1}{4hcosβ-Wsinβ}[/itex]

It can be seen that for some large angles, v becomes infinite. This is because the plane doesn't disappear from the one sides of the window.