How to Convert Ground Miles to Air Miles

Written by jessica johnson
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Convert Ground Miles to Air Miles
Nautical miles measure distances travelled by air. (aeroplane image by Christine F Saulnier from Fotolia.com)

Land travel and air travel both measure distances in miles. For transportation by land, distance is calculated as land miles, or statute miles; for transportation by air, distance is calculated by nautical miles. One nautical mile equals roughly 1.51 land miles.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Instructions

  1. 1

    Calculate the land miles you will be travelling. Example, the distance from Key West to Boston is about 1,372 land miles.

  2. 2

    Apply the conversion equation, land miles x .87 = nautical miles.

  3. 3

    Calculate 1372 land miles x .87. This equals 1193.6 nautical miles.

Tips and warnings

  • To convert nautical miles to statute miles, the rough equation is nautical miles x 1.15 = statute miles. For precise conversion, visit the website listed in the resource section.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.