Accession Number : AD0436538

Title :   WIND-SHEAR EFFECTS ON AIR SPEED,

Corporate Author : AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB IL

Personal Author(s) : Browne, J. A.

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A change in airspeed will occur whenever an aircraft traverses from one wind condition to a different one in less time than the aircraft ground speed can adjust to the new wind component. Recommended flight procedures include allowances for these variations, and there is no danger of getting into difficulty as long as proper airspeed is maintained. Extreme conditions of wind shear encountered during a landing approach can be hazardous if corrective action is not effected immediately on thrust and/or flight control settings. A knowledge of how various types of wind shear can affect airspeed should help pilots to anticipate their effect and take prompt remedial action whenever required. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, SHEAR STRESSES), (*AIRSPEED, WIND), APPROACH, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, GROUND SPEED, FLIGHT PATHS, CLIMBING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE