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Features August 2015 Issue

Wake Turbulence

Wake Turbulence

We take you into a thorough discussion of how to recognize, avoid and, if necessary, survive a wake event so your loved ones don’t have to attend one.

Let me say at the outset that general aviation pilots do not have to worry about wake turbulence because wake turbulence will only be dangerous on takeoff, departure, climb-out, enroute, descent, approach and landing.

See, no problem.

Oh, uh…wait—that pretty much covers the entire flight, doesn’t it? Maybe we should worry about wake turbulence.

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