Our E6B tool helps you quickly and accurately solve aviation-related calculations for your flight needs.

## How to use the E6B Calculator

To use this E6B calculator:

- Enter the Ground Speed in knots.
- Enter the Wind Speed in knots.
- Enter the Wind Direction in degrees.
- Enter the True Course in degrees.
- Click the “Calculate” button.
- The Result field will display:
- Wind Correction Angle (degrees)
- True Heading (degrees)
- Corrected Ground Speed (knots)

## Explanation

This E6B calculator helps pilots to correct their course and speed to account for wind conditions. When you provide ground speed, wind speed, wind direction, and true course, it calculates the wind correction angle, the corrected heading (true heading), and the corrected ground speed.

**Limitations:**

- Assumes steady wind conditions.
- Ground speed should be accurate for results to be precise.
- Neglects altitude or temperature changes.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate True Airspeed

To calculate True Airspeed, input your indicated airspeed, altitude, and outside air temperature. The E6B calculator will use this data to provide you with the accurate true airspeed that considers various factors affecting the aircraft’s speed at a given altitude and temperature.

### Find Heading and Ground Speed

Input your true course, wind direction, wind speed, and true airspeed to determine the heading to fly and the ground speed you will achieve. This functionality allows you to plan your flight efficiently by accounting for wind effects on the aircraft’s navigation.

### Estimate Fuel Consumption

By entering your aircraft’s fuel flow rate and your estimated time en route, the E6B calculator can provide you with an estimate of the fuel consumption for your flight. This is crucial for flight planning and ensuring you have adequate fuel for your journey.

### Calculate Descent Rate

To calculate the descent rate, input your ground speed and desired descent angle. The calculator will then give you the descent rate required to descend at the specified angle while maintaining a safe speed for the aircraft.

### Convert Units

If you need to convert units such as nautical miles to statute miles or imperial gallons to liters, the E6B calculator can swiftly convert these values for you. This feature is handy for quick unit conversions during flight planning or in-flight calculations.

### Determine Center of Gravity

Input the weight of each item placed in your aircraft and its arm length to quickly determine the center of gravity position. This data is essential for ensuring the aircraft is balanced correctly, promoting stability and safe flight operations.

### Calculate Density Altitude

By entering the pressure altitude and the temperature, the E6B calculator can determine the density altitude. This metric helps pilots assess aircraft performance under different atmospheric conditions, allowing for adjustments as needed during flight.

### Calculate Weight and Balance

Enter the weight of each component in your aircraft and its respective arm to calculate the total weight and balance. Ensuring the aircraft is within the weight and balance limits is crucial for flight safety and optimal performance.

### Check Holding Pattern Entry

Input the aircraft’s heading, the holding course, and the wind correction angle to determine the appropriate entry procedure for a holding pattern. This function aids pilots in executing precise holding pattern entries, enhancing situational awareness and navigation accuracy.

### Calculate Ground Speed

To determine the ground speed, input your true airspeed and the wind component (direction and speed). The E6B calculator will provide you with the accurate ground speed, accounting for the wind’s effect on the aircraft’s speed over the ground.