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Features June 2016 Issue

Getting Blasted

Wingtip vortices aren’t the only type of disturbed air concerning pilots and controllers. According to the 7110.65’s Pilot/Controller Glossary, wake turbulence includes “thrust stream turbulence, jet blast, jet wash, propeller wash, and rotor wash both on the ground and in the air.” If an airplane’s got an engine, that engine’s going to move some air, in one form or another. …

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