# What is the cruise speed of Friendship 3?

Correct answer is... 190 km/h. It is equal to 103 kn or 118 mph.

A cruise speed is the speed of a plane in relation to the air masses surrounding it. If we wanted to figure out how fast the plane is moving in relation to earth we would have to take into account the factor of wind. In windless weather the cruise speed equals the speed in relation to earth. However, the higher the plane flies the stronger the wind.

To give an example, the cruise speed of Friendship 3 flying at 500 meters against the wind of 30 km/h will equal 160 km/h. With the wind, it will equal 160 km/h. If there is a side wind, the speed will vary between 160 and 220 km/h, depending on whether itâ€™s more against or with the wind.

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