INVESTIGATION OF THE VORTEX WAKE CHARACTERISTICS OF JET TRANSPORTS DURING CLIMBOUT AND TURNING FLIGHT

The characteristics of the trailing vortices of several large propeller and jet transport aircraft are reported. An investigation centered around jet transport vortex persistence and movement during noise abatement-type departure operations at the Los Angeles International Airport and how approaching aircraft could avoid these vortices, although, it is concluded that the results and conclusions would be applicable to similar operations at other airports. The study is primarily based upon full-scale flight tests of vortex characteristics and their effect on encountering aircraft, conducted by NAFEC, NASA, Boeing, and the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE).

  • Corporate Authors:

    NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Environmental Quality, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Garodz, L J
    • Miller, N J
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 132 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-30 Final Rpt., FAA-AEQ-75-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM