head wind


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head wind

A wind blowing in the opposite direction the aircraft is flying, thereby impeding its forward speed. Wind that is coming from the front hemisphere of an aircraft has a head-wind component.
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STANDING TALL: Artist''s impression of what Birdsedge might look like if Dearne Head Wind Farm plan is approved
His 50-yard kick into a slight head wind, which surpassed his previous best of 47 yards, cleared the uprights with plenty of room to spare.
The New Zealander triumphed in a sprint finish into Contres after a combination of cross and head winds took a punishing toll on the riders.
February head winds disrupt flights for some carriers.
SCOTS sprinters Nick Smith and Susan Deacon were denied possibly posting Commonwealth Games qualifying times by strong head winds at the Stellenbosch ABSA series meeting in South Africa.
The RAC said its patrols had reported a number of cases where drivers had been caught out by high head winds.
While BMW hasn't returned to peak form stateside, nor does it expect to anytime soon, the company does seem to be making progress against stiff head winds.
Oxford counterpart Sean Bowden said: "We can expect some strong head winds and some rough water and that's going to obviously add an extra dimension to the race.
But many RAC patrols have been called out in stormy weather when high head winds are increasing vehicles' fuel consumption and emptying fuel tanks far earlier than drivers are anticipating.