# true airspeed vs calibrated airspeed

Now we have seen that Calibrated Airspeed or the Indicated Airspeed are directly related to the dynamic pressure being measure by the pitot tube, but the True Airspeed is slightly different.
KIAS is a direct indication of airflow (dynamic air pressure) around the fuselage and wings of an airplane and this value, therefore, holds significance in terms of safe flying limits of airplanes. As such, it’s also the speed at which the air is flowing around the aircraft’s wings. It is not used for takeoff and landing purposes, since the imperative speed for a flying aircraft always is the speed against the wind. KTAS or Knots True Airspeed is the airspeed of the airplane relative to the (stationary) air, it is flying through. Airspeed is the speed of aircraft as it moves through air during the flight. Most aircraft speed limitations are based on IAS, as IAS closely reflects dynamic pressure. The IAS needs to be corrected for known instrument and position errors to show true airspeed under those specific atmospheric conditions, and this is the CAS (Calibrated Airspeed).

Ground speed is just a pilot aid to estimate if the flight is on time, behind or ahead of schedule. This is because the aircraft behaves similarly at the same IAS no matter what the TAS is: E.g. But as the altitude of an aircraft increases, the indicated airspeed and the true airspeed of the airplane diverge. So, at higher altitudes, even if an aircraft is flying at 200knots relative to the static air around it, the indicated airspeed may be shown as 160knots. This type of airspeed is directly indicated to pilots as all-important limits or V-speeds are identified in terms of KIAS.

These speeds, in true airspeed terms, vary considerably depending upon density altitude. There are three distinct types of airspeed and each one holds its value to the pilots flying the aircraft. This is because the atmospheric pressure at this altitude has dropped to 57kPA, and less air is hitting the pitot tube. What is Knots Calibrated Airspeed (KCAS)? This compensation corresponds to Equivalent airspeed. True airspeed is the airspeed of an aircraft relative to undisturbed air.

Let’s start by comparing the three in a table, to give you a quick overview of the differences. Although KCAS is not displayed to the pilot, it is still important for pilots to know and understand the difference is calibrated and indicated airspeed for the type of aircraft they are flying.

Supersonic aircraft, like the Concorde and military fighters, use the Machmeter as the main speed instrument with the exception of take-offs and landings. Usually passenger airliners do not fly faster than around 85% of speed of sound, or Mach 0.85. This one's pretty simple. The airspeed of any aircraft holds significance both in terms of flight safety and structural integrity of any aircraft. Why don’t we have a look at what it represents! However, this should not be confused with groundspeed. Airspeed is commonly measured in terms of ‘knots’ which is a standard aeronautical term for airspeed. Increasing altitude, therefore, results in a decrease of dynamic pressure being measured by the pitot tube. link to Can Helicopters Fly Above Clouds?

True airspeed is also displayed to the passengers on their cabin entertainment systems in modern commercial airliners. But can they go higher? Si… Since the airspeed indicator cannot know the density, it is by design calibrated to assume the sea level standard atmospheric density when calculating airspeed. The Knots Indicated Airspeed (KIAS) is the airspeed directly measured from the pitot probe and is indicated to the pilot on his airspeed display. As the altitude of the airplane increases to 15000ft, the indicated airspeed of the airplane will drop (roughly to 160knots) even if it is still traveling at a constant true airspeed of 200knots.

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