Aviation Dictionary

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Aviation Dictionary: K

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KDR Knowledge deficiency report
KG Kilogram
KIAS Knots Indicated Airspeed
Knot A measurement of speed. 1 knot = 1 nautical mile (nm/hr) = 1.852 km/hr. Most light aircrafts’ airspeed indicators will show the speed in knots, although there are some that show speed in miles/hr (1 m/hr = 1.6 km/hr) 

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