gust-gradient distance

gust-gradient distance

[′gəst¦grād·ē·ənt ‚dis·təns]
(aerospace engineering)
The horizontal distance along an aircraft flight path from the “edge” of a gust to the point at which the gust reaches its maximum speed.
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