Find the time required for an airplane flight

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Homework Statement

A small aircraft cruises at a speed of 80 m/s in still air. The plane is scheduld to fly to a destination that is 600 km due west on a day on which the wind is blowing at 18 m/s from south to north.
It travels in a direction of 13 degrees SW. Find the time required for the trip.

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  • #2
So, what have you done till now? Start with the vector diagrams.
  • #3
I have the diagram all written out, I just don't know how to find the time. I have everything else solved except for the time.
  • #4
Do you have the velocity of plane w.r.t. earth? If not find that and use it to find time.
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eddie, you must fill out the template before we are allowed to help you.

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