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Types of Math I should study to prepare before I go to flight school

I am wondering what types of math and math formulas are used in everyday flying and what I should self study before I begin ATP Flight Training. I want to make myself as prepared as possible before I start flight training. Thanks.


We really do not use much more than addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. If you are good on the basics, you should be fine.


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There are some rules of thumb that I use on a daily basis like converting Celsius to Fahrenheit, crosswind component, and heading reciprocals. All only require basic algebra.

Follow these guidelines in addition to your instructor’s guidelines when you start.