WAKE VORTICES: A PRIMER

@inproceedings{Machol1993WAKEVA,
  title={WAKE VORTICES: A PRIMER},
  author={Robert E. Machol},
  year={1993}
}
The United States averages about one accident a month and one fatal accident a year (mostly to small general aviation aircraft) due to vortices. Vortices are created whenever lift is generated. The vortex consists of a "core" in which speeds can be quite high - speeds over 300 feet per second (200 mph) have been measured off a B-757, creating "horizontal tornados." The FAA must balance safe separation with the need to operate an efficient air traffic control system. Currently there are numerous… CONTINUE READING

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