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View Poll Results: Do you use Knots , MPH, or Kilometers To Describe Your Speed?
I use Knots. 279 74.20%
I use MPH 93 24.73%
I use kilometers per hour. 4 1.06%
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:31 PM
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Default Knots or MPH?? That Is The Question

Do you use knots or MPH to describe how fast you are going in an airplane ..... and why?
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:35 PM
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I have always used MPH, no real reason, the airspeed was calibrated that way, and it made more sense to me somehow.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:40 PM
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Real pilots use knots............
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:40 PM
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Knots. A holdover from IFR training and I've stayed with that. Except, there's a guy on the field with a Lancair 320 - so for him, I speak in Km/H.

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Old 01-28-2012, 05:43 PM
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Knots in the RV, MPH in the Super Cub and KM/H in my car...
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:55 PM
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I brag in kilometers per hour because the numbers are impressive but system requires knots that's what I use
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:58 PM
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That would be mighty embarrassing, while on an IFR flight, to report your speed in MPH when prompted by ATC. You might get asked if your riding a tricycle or something .
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:58 PM
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Knots are for ships. No one cares how fast a ship goes. No one (the general public) knows how fast a knot is so you have to sit there and explain it every time. This is a waste of time, spent only attempting to make the pilot feel superior over the person asking. (Right Marty!??)

Think of how many time you have had to ask; "Knots or MPH" at OSH or any other time you are talking speed. Folks! We are talking about wasting time at OSH! There should be a law against that!

MPH is for airplanes. Most pilots uses statue miles to a destination when traveling they usually don't use nautical miles. There is that term again "nautical".... is for ships! Why confuse the issue?

I hereby declare MPH the official measure of speed for RV's.
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Yeah, what Larry said.

Soon as they start marking maps with knots to show distance from place to place, then it will make sense to use them.
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Knots is aviation standard. MPH can be used by LSA pilots with an inferiority complex.
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