Calculating G/S, heading and TAS without a flight computer

Using the same question from the previous Merryface Aviation Groundschool, we look at another way to answer it: without the flight computer.

You can download the slides here:

The question:

With the following information determine whether the aircraft is experiencing a headwind or tailwind, its Ground Speed and true heading:

Altitude: FL55
OAT: +12
IAS: 140
w/v: 010/20
Track: 060°(T)

Correct answers are:

GS = 141kt
Hdg = 054°

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