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The pilot of an airplane carrying a package of mail to a remote outpost wishes to release the package at the right moment to hit the recovery location A. What angle θ with the horizontal should the pilot’s line of sight to the target make at the instant of release? The airplane is flying horizontally at an altitude of 161 m with a velocity of 296 km/h.

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