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
1-meter per second head wind, was her third-consecutive sub-11 time in two days.
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.
Zip World chiefs said riders rarely fail to reach the end of the zipwire and blamed head winds for yesterday's incident.
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.
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.
The RAC said its breakdown patrols had reported a number of cases where drivers had been caught out by high head winds.