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tailwind

[′tāl‚wind]
(meteorology)
A wind which assists the intended progress of an exposed, moving object, for example, rendering an airborne object's ground speed greater than its airspeed; the opposite of a headwind. Also known as following wind.

tailwind

Any wind blowing on the aircraft from behind if the aircraft is on the ground, or any wind that produces a ground speed higher than the true air speed while in the air.
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Tail winds may evoke a momentary sense of well-being and gratitude; but primarily, they free us to focus elsewhere, on challenges that must be overcome.
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The Daedalus team waited almost a month before the right weather conditions for the flight -- a light tail wind, temperatures below 70 [deg.]F and good visibility -- finally came.
If you can overlook that inconsistency and imagine yourself on final simply knowing the wind is 010@20, you'll have a tail wind whisking you across the ground.
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"The Gulf not only looks to have braved the downturn but also to have been well placed to catch early the tail wind of recovery," Simon Williams, chief economist at HSBC Middle East, said in Dubai yesterday.
With a stiff tail wind taking the average speed on the way out well above 31mph, the return leg proved incredibly hard into the headwind.
A tail wind caught the rear wing out of turn 10 and as he slithered on to the grass Button was through.
It can nip to 60mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed nudging 200mph with a tail wind. It comes with R-tronic sequential shift transmission, or for those on a budget who can affordonlypounds 99,575 there is a manual shift alternative.
"If I had had a more favourable tail wind in the final I could have run faster."
"We had a head wind going out, but by the time we got to Bridgend and the coast that had changed to a tail wind just when we needed it.
Will need to settle better today in what is a much stronger race, but providing the early fractions are not suicidal, he could take a bit of pegging back on what looked pretty quick ground at Newmarket yesterday, where a tail wind was assisting those who like to race with the pace.