HEADWINDS and TAILWINDS. The direction of a headwind is into the front of the plane. So a headwind the will cause the plane to slow down. A tailwind blows from behind the plane. It blows into the back, or tail, of the plane . This would cause the plane to speed up.
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A tailwind blows from behind the plane. It blows into the back, or tail, of the plane.
A plane is flying at 100 m/s when it experiences a tailwind of 15 m/s. What is the resultant speed?
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