When an aircraft is flying at L/DMAX, multiple things occur that are useful and important to pilots. The airspeed at which this occurs in an aircraft is known as the minimum drag speed. The airspeed at which L/DMAX changes based on aircraft altitude, weight, and configuration.
|What happens at L/DMAX?|
|Maximum Endurance for jet-powered aircraft|
|Maximum Range for propeller-driven aircraft|
|Maximum Climb Angle for jet-powered aircraft|
|Maximum Glide Range for all aircraft|