# What does vs stand for?

Hi everyone, i have a question about what vs stands for, what it is, and how to use it etc…
Thanks- Ryan

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VS stands for Vertical Speed. A positive vertical speed would mean you’re climbing, a negative vertical speed is when you’re descending. The higher (or lower) the number beside the VS symbol is, the steeper you’re climb (or descent) is.

Negative: -VS
Positive: +VS

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VS = Vertical speed.

Basically, it’s how quickly you are climbing or descending.

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Thank you!

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Just adding that it is measured in feet per minute

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So if my ETA was 2 minutes and I was at 3000 ft and my vs was -1000 it would take 3 minutes to get to 0 ft right?

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Yes, exactly!

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Right but it also affect on wind

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Vertical Speed, it shows how many FPM you are ascending or descending.

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So why on earth, are people still trying to provide an answer? If something has been answered, you are wasting your own and everyone else’s time by repeating the same thing.

Pretty please remember this quote I saw from Schyllberg once…

“Its ok to scroll past without having to reply.” - Seb ~2018ish.

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VS = Vertical Speed