wake turbulence


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wake turbulence

wake turbulence
The disturbed air left behind by an airplane. It consists of wing-tip vortices and a jet blast, jet wash, propeller wash, and rotor wash, both on the ground and in the air. It is the region of reduced total pressure behind an aircraft in flight.
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on November 2, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx said the DOT estimates that NextGen has already produced nearly $2 billion in benefits through improvements such as recategorizing wake turbulence separations and implementing satellite-based arrival and departure procedures.
In the 1980s, the office expanded its mission to NASA airborne science flights and aeronautics research projects, including test projects on clear air turbulence, aircraft, noise, stall spin, wake turbulence and advanced approach systems.
The call sign "heavy" set off an immediate alarm in my head to be cautious about wake turbulence.
Bronczek, Executive Vice President of Air Operations Jim Parker and Senior Vice President of Flight Operations Captain Paul Cassel welcomed Huerta and Rinaldi for a discussion on the safety and efficiency advances of the NextGen Wake Turbulence Recategorization (Wake RECAT) program and a tour of operations.
One of the wake projects is called RECAT, which is designed to recategorise the existing four wake turbulence categories into six new wake categories.
Now, while getting far from the model, turbulence profile indentation gets flatter and includes larger surface behind the model which means by getting far from the back of vehicle, amount of wake turbulence initially increases and then decreases.
The take-off and flight was fine, but when I went to land the plane at Eshott, there was a helicopter near the runway and I got caught in the wake turbulence.
The take-off and flight was fine, but when I went to land the plane at Eshott there was a helicopter near the runway and I got caught in the wake turbulence, it lifted the wing of our aircraft and we plunged about 60 to 70ft down and tipped over.
Research into volcanic ash hazards, wake turbulence, alternative fuels and windshear warning systems and efforts to make flying in icing conditions and operating aircraft on busy runways safer have also come to a halt ALPA said.
The FAA regulations call for a minimum separation of five miles in between aircrafts in order to avoid dangerous wake turbulence.
They also generate major wake turbulence when they depart and force succeeding planes to wait longer than usual before taking off.
The purpose of a car isn't to get from point A to point B, it is to get there so fast that the scenery is a blur and your wake turbulence uproots shrubbery.