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airspeed

the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it moves

airspeed

[′er‚spēd]
(aerospace engineering)
The speed of an airborne object relative to the atmosphere; in a calm atmosphere, airspeed equals ground speed.
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Short of pawing through the POH all the time, and appearing unprepared, one answer is to develop your own placard or list of target airspeeds for various operations.
Although invisible to the human eye, the detector can identify minute changes in colour which indicate the aircrafts airspeed.
The problem partially stems from decades of misusing airspeed indicators.
Maintaining the indicated airspeed required looking at the instrument panel, while also looking out to line up on the ship's centerline.
The literature review revealed that higher airspeeds promote overall a better coverage in the middle and bottom portions of the plant canopy while lower airspeeds are more appropriate for the top portion of the plant canopy.
Because some tracked birds were flying significantly higher than the height of wind measurements, the wind gradient in a boundary layer is a potential source of error in calculating the airspeed (cf.
Lower Red Radial: Minimum controllable airspeed, VMC, for a multiengine airplane operating with a failed engine.
Running this with some other starting points, it turns out that if you start your descent below 8000 feet or fly an aircraft having a difference in airspeed between cruise-power descent and cruise-airspeed descents of 30 knots or less, any savings were basically negligible.
At the abeam, my airspeed tracked nicely with my AOA, so I shifted focus onto my indexers and began an approach turn.
If you recall Mike Bannon's articles on flight energy management in our November and December issues, you also should recall the basic formulation that pitch is how we control our kinetic energy, often thought of simply as airspeed (though it's a bit more complicated than that).
Instead, a well-founded understanding of energy management mandates increasing power to add energy to the aircraft to prevent airspeed decay and a possible stall.
According to the manual, the bridge sections and the boats were authorized for single-and dual-point external lifts, with a recommended airspeed of 70 KIAS.