Presentation on theme: "Wake Turbulence Jon Zaffer 12/9/2009 The student will be able to explain to the instructor the effects that wake turbulence can have on an aircraft as."— Presentation transcript:
Wake Turbulence Jon Zaffer 12/9/2009 The student will be able to explain to the instructor the effects that wake turbulence can have on an aircraft as well as the way in which it is formed and how to avoid a potential accident. Intended Learning Objective
Pre Test 1.What type of aircraft produce wake turbulence? a. Propeller aircraft b. Jet aircraft c. Only large jets d. All aircraft
Pre Test 2.An aircraft produces the most wake turbulence when it is______. a. Moving fast b. In a clean configuration c. In a dirty configuration d. In a clean and slow configuration
Pre Test 3.Wake turbulence travels in what direction with no wind? a. Up and in b. Down and out c. Counter Clockwise d. Clockwise
Why Learn About Wake Turbulence Many fatal accidents attributed to Wake Turbulence Pilot’s responsibility to avoid an incident One of ATC’s main functions is to separate aircraft due to Wake Turbulence Top Gun flat spin sequence
What is Wake Turbulence? All aircraft produce wake turbulence, which consists of wake vortices formed any time an aerofoil is producing lift
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When Should a Pilot be Looking Out for Wake Turbulence? Most wake turbulence encounters will occur in or around an airport environment, most likely on final approach Remember- Wake turbulence is the strongest when aircraft are HEAVY, CLEAN, and SLOW! Some Tips For Final Approach: *Do not get too close to the lead aircraft. *Do not get below the lead aircraft's flight path. *Be particularly wary when light wind conditions exist
How to Avoid Wake Turbulence
In Conclusion Pilots need to understand the importance of Wake Turbulence Can contribute to flight delays due to ATC required separation Just because you have not yet encountered Wake Turbulence does not mean it wont happen to you!