Enter the glide ratio and the vertical distance (m) into the Glide Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Glide Distance.

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## Glide Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Glide Distance.

GD = GR * VD

- Where GD is the Glide Distance (m)
- GR is the glide ratio
- VD is the vertical distance (m)

To calculate the glide distance, multiply the glide ratio by the vertical distance.

## How to Calculate Glide Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Glide Distance.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the glide ratio.
- The glide ratio is given as: 5.25.

- Next, determine the vertical distance (m).
- The vertical distance (m) is provided as: 1500.

- Finally, calculate the Glide Distance using the equation above:

GD = GR * VD

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

GD = 5.25 * 1500 = 7875.00 (m)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

glide ratio = 15

vertical distance (m) = 3000

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer.

GD = GR * VD** = ?**