INVESTIGATION OF WIND CONDITIONS DURING EARLY MORNING HOURS AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) uses a unique runway utilization pattern to minimize noise pollution between midnight and 0600. During these hours, all approaches are conducted to the east, and all takeoffs are conducted to the west. The low-altitude portions of all takeoff and landing operations are thereby conducted over the Pacific Ocean. During these operations, pilots have occasionally reported encountering unusual wind conditions. It is the objective of this study to use the Lockheed-Huntsville mobile laser Doppler unit velocimeter unit to monitor winds and wake vortices in the approach zone of runway 6R to identify the sources of the wind anomalies reported by the pilots. No incidents of pilot-reported wind anomalies occurred during the five-week data collection period. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Incorporated

    P.O. Box 1103 West Station, Research and Engineering Center
    Huntsville, AL  USA  35807
  • Authors:
    • Krause, M C
    • Eberle, W R
    • Miller, G M
    • Gorzynski, E J
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00117474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-116 Final Rpt., LMSC-HREC-TR-D497095
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1190
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM